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Mystery WM Boiler?

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Smith19
Smith19 Member Posts: 108
edited October 2019 in THE MAIN WALL
Hello All -
Friends of ours in Southeastern Massachusetts have replaced their ancient boiler. Because they live on a small island, the sections of the boiler had to be hauled away by way of a large dingy. The boiler looks to be a Weil Mclain 94, however since this is a residential system, it seems unlikely that such a massive boiler would be used. Any thoughts as to what boiler these sections once belonged to? *note the insulated flue breaching...very typical of much larger installs from another era.


Any thoughts would be appreciated! Also if any of you have come across crazy massive residential installations like this feel free to share.

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  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,861
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    Never saw a wet leg WM. You sure that's what it is, was?
    Was it on a pedestal?
    Maybe it predates the Pancake model.
    Where's the jacket? Was it green?
    Smith19
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    How is that dingy still floating?

    There was an error rendering this rich post.

    Smith19Rich_L
  • Smith19
    Smith19 Member Posts: 108
    edited October 2019
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    HVACNUT said:

    Never saw a wet leg WM. You sure that's what it is, was?

    Was it on a pedestal?

    Maybe it predates the Pancake model.

    Where's the jacket? Was it green?

    I'm not sure what it was at all. Looking at the current manual for the 94 though it seems to be a wet base (not wet leg) boiler: https://www.weil-mclain.com/sites/default/files/field-file/Weil-McLain_94-Series3_BoilerManual_550110275_1018.pdf

    I seem to remember it being on small steel legs, but that's a distant visual from sixteen years ago. More than likely it was on a concrete pad or directly on the floor.

    I also seem to remember the jacket being green or blue. Can't remember which one. I clearly recall a flue breaching that was at least 10" and heavily insulated.

    I went online and found this: A picture showing the sections of a 94 being demoed. looks identical:

    I just can't imagine why someone would install such a monster in a residential house.


  • Smith19
    Smith19 Member Posts: 108
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    How is that dingy still floating?


    Who knows. maybe the sections will be flung into the harbor for use as moorings!
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,614
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    Sure looks like a #94 to me. must be some house!!!!!!!!
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,861
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    > @EBEBRATT-Ed said:
    > Sure looks like a #94 to me. must be some house!!!!!!!!

    Yeah, I was out of my depth commenting on that boiler. 10 sections, 6 ft tall. 50K sq ft home?
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,738
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    Maybe they were using it for more than just domestic heating.
  • Smith19
    Smith19 Member Posts: 108
    edited October 2019
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    HVACNUT said:

    > @EBEBRATT-Ed said:

    > Sure looks like a #94 to me. must be some house!!!!!!!!



    Yeah, I was out of my depth commenting on that boiler. 10 sections, 6 ft tall. 50K sq ft home?


    Hardly. At most 6000 sqft. Also I believe the boiler they removed was only 5-6 sections long.
  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,861
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    > @Smith19 said:
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    > Hardly. At most 6000 sqft. Also I believe the boiler they removed was only 5-6 sections long.

    Ok. The second pic you posted was not your boiler.
  • Smith19
    Smith19 Member Posts: 108
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    HVACNUT said:

    > @Smith19 said:

    > (Quote)

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    > Hardly. At most 6000 sqft. Also I believe the boiler they removed was only 5-6 sections long.



    Ok. The second pic you posted was not your boiler.

    Correct. The second pic was found as a comparison online with a 94.

  • bob eck
    bob eck Member Posts: 930
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    Oil boiler? How do they get oil delivered to the home?
  • mikeg2015
    mikeg2015 Member Posts: 1,194
    edited November 2019
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    bob eck said:

    Oil boiler? How do they get oil delivered to the home?

    Probably easier than delivering propane since it’s more energy dense.

    http://www.fuelbote.com/mobile-marina-permit-territories.html

    This is in Wisconsin. Boat holds it appears 1000-1200 gallons, or about 8-10k lbs of fuel. Although this above is gasoline not fuel oil. But could easily do the same.
    SeanBeans