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Weil-McLain decided to change their mind.....!!!

Dave0176
Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,171
Spoke to the Weil-McLain rep yesterday at my supply house Christmas party and he said they’ve decided it was a bad move and they did not expect the blow back they got. He said they may inform everyone about it (you know the way they informed everyone of the change lol) but their going to be tapping the second riser again on all PEG boilers.
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  • Fred
    Fred Member Posts: 8,515
    Way to go @Dave0176 ! Hopefully they learned a lesson with this maneuver and will consider their customers before making these kinds of changes. I'm sure, as with all (or most) Corporate environments, they will now have a boondogle workshop or seminar on "Lessons Learned". That's Ok if the lesson was learned!
    Voyager
  • Dan_NJ
    Dan_NJ Member Posts: 165
    Just in time for Festivus :smile:
    ratioDouble D
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,310
    Any word on the Williamsons
  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,171
    edited December 2018

    Any word on the Williamsons

    Same.....

    I did tell the rep to suggest leaving the plug out of the tapping and letting us decide to use it or not, would save them some dough. I said Peerless does it like that.
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  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,310
    Thanks. They should also leave plug out of right side return tapping.
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 11,491
    When I bought my EG back in 2011 none of the plugs were installed. Was this because it was a knockdown it did they start doing it later?
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,171
    ChrisJ said:

    When I bought my EG back in 2011 none of the plugs were installed. Was this because it was a knockdown it did they start doing it later?

    Chris you purchased the knockdown boiler, that comes with nothing installed.
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  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,310
    Would also be great if they offered option of controls on right or left side. Might be a bit to much to ask for
    SeanBeans
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,182
    That they listened to the blowback is good, it's a shame Burnham doesn't do likewise.

    Bob
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  • Mike Cascio
    Mike Cascio Member Posts: 140
    Thats great news Dave! Interesting how we were discussing this the other day and then the good news comes out!
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 4,817
    Alrighty then!!! What do we need to get changed next?
    Social media pressure works!?1
    steve
  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,310
    One big question still remaining. How many of the one riser boilers are out there? If I go tomorrow to pick up a boiler, will I be getting one with one riser tapping or two?
    SeanBeans
  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,171

    Would also be great if they offered option of controls on right or left side. Might be a bit to much to ask for

    I asked the rep about that too, I said wouldn’t it save the money only having to cast one right side end section. The EGH right end section is is tapped for controls. I said that kinda makes the boiler universal fit, he said not a bad idea. We shall see. I doubt it.
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  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,171
    edited December 2018

    One big question still remaining. How many of the one riser boilers are out there? If I go tomorrow to pick up a boiler, will I be getting one with one riser tapping or two?

    Rep told me their finishing up running the current run, then they will switch, so yes there is going to probably be a 3-6 month supply of one tapped boilers sitting in our plumbing supply’s. This is the current series 5 which will be obsoleted and probably a series 6 introduced.
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  • STEAM DOCTOR
    STEAM DOCTOR Member Posts: 1,310
    > @Dave0176 said:
    > One big question still remaining. How many of the one riser boilers are out there? If I go tomorrow to pick up a boiler, will I be getting one with one riser tapping or two?
    >
    > Rep told me their finishing up running the current run, then they will switch, so yes there is going to probably be a 3-6 month supply of one tapped boilers sitting in our plumbing supply’s. This is the current series 5 which will be obsoleted and probably a series 6 introduced.

    Ok. So that means Peerless for many of the jobs for next 6 months.
  • zackwatt
    zackwatt Member Posts: 80
    That's great to hear!!!
  • ethicalpaul
    ethicalpaul Member Posts: 2,756
    Rep told me their finishing up running the current run, then they will switch, so yes there is going to probably be a 3-6 month supply of one tapped boilers sitting in our plumbing supply’s. This is the current series 5 which will be obsoleted and probably a series 6 introduced.


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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,330
    BobC said:

    That they listened to the blowback is good, it's a shame Burnham doesn't do likewise.

    Bob

    Maybe that's our next move- MegaSteam with gas gun!
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  • mikeg2015
    mikeg2015 Member Posts: 1,181
    The steam boiler world equivalent of “new coke”.
    ethicalpaulCanucker
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