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Time for a Boiler

cdm
cdm Member Posts: 77
My existing Boiler is a 35 year old Weil McLain with an output of 340 sq. ft. steam. The EDR of my radiators on this one pipe system is 235.So I need a small boiler. My oil delivery company has quoted a Peerless EC/ECT-03 @ 283 sq. ft steam or a Weil McLain SGO-3 @ 354 sq.ft. steam. One heck of a difference! So my question is what other manufacturer has a steam boiler close to my 235 EDR - and I definately need a recommendation on a reliable, knowledgeable installer in my area of Essex County, New Jersey

thanks,
cd mulford

Comments

  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,832
    If you're staying with oil, I'd use a Burnham MegaSteam 289, at 289 square feet.

    Do you have natural gas available?

    For Joisey Steam Guys, try @dave0176 or @EzzyT . Can't go wrong either way.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    New England SteamWorksGrallert
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,295
    I second what @Steamhead said.
    @cdm private message me.
    E-Travis Mechanical LLC
    Etravismechanical@gmail.com
    201-887-8856
    New England SteamWorks
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,230
    You could do worse than calling Gateway Plumbing and Heating, too. We've got a full service shop in Orange, NJ.
    Contact John "JohnNY" Cataneo, NYC Master Plumber, Lic 1784
    Consulting & Troubleshooting
    Heating in NYC or NJ.
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,832
    Didn't know you went that far south. @cdm , here's another possibility.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    JohnNY
  • newagedawn
    newagedawn Member Posts: 586
    peerless, wbv 3 is a good steamer
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"
  • Fizz
    Fizz Member Posts: 547
    Why are you replacing boiler? The size is somewhat over, but if it's working well don't fix it> If it's old and troublesome then by all means replace.
  • cdm
    cdm Member Posts: 77
    Thanks to you all for your inputs - I ended-up having a Peerless ETC-3 installed in mid September. Looks good and works as expected.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,832
    Pics?

    Also, did one of us get the job?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    KC_JonesHVACNUT
  • cdm
    cdm Member Posts: 77
    Thank You all for all your inputs. I went with the Peerless ET-3 am am very satisified with the performance. As I have not yet installed a low pressure gauge, the 0-30 psi gauge does not move under the normal heating cycle. I do see movement when returning from the set back cycle (65) to (70) so I will install a 0-3 psi gauge. Installation was done by Gateway Plumbing and Heating thru J.W. Pierson my oil delivery supplier.

    thanks again -cdm-