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Rand and Reardon oil boiler

donaldmcdonaldmc Member Posts: 34
Home Depot sells a hot water oil fired boiler called Rand and Reardon, anybody have any comments on that?
It is made in the USA ? Not much on it online and I could not find mention of it on this forum.
A home owner wants me to put one in.
It looks like a Crown or an old Weil- McLain gold.

Comments

  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Member Posts: 3,481
    Never saw one before. I wouldn’t put in a HD boiler.
    steve
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 13,351
    Oil models look like re-branded Burnham V8 series. Their gas models look like Burnham Series 2. Here's their site:

    https://randandreardon.com/
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • donaldmcdonaldmc Member Posts: 34
    I agree, I also do not want to install a HD boiler. Trying to give them a "Boiler Education" is a tough sell!
  • John Mills_5John Mills_5 Member Posts: 930
    Looks like a New Yorker with a gray paint job.
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 13,351
    And where did they get the name "Rand & Reardon?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    "Reducing our country's energy consumption, one system at a time"
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Baltimore, MD (USA) and consulting anywhere.
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/all-steamed-up-inc
  • EdTheHeaterManEdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 248
    edited November 23
    According to their website, their cast iron is oil-filled !?!

    "An efficient, oil-filled cast iron, water boiler from the company you have trusted since 1858!"

    I wonder how they do that!

    ;)
  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Member Posts: 3,481


    ...I wonder how they do that!...

    Flame loss plus primary contacts welded shut...that'll fill it with oil, in a bad way.

    I just imagine this is a boiler made for HD. Cheapest production, handled/dropped/banged around at the warehouse and the store with someone still learning how to use a forklift.
    Bought/returned, parts missing.
    Poor warranty, poor support.

    Think about their business model. Won't be long until you're seeing 'slightly used' boilers for sale there at 1/2 price.

    If they've been around since 1858, unless they are in a very specific market, I've never seen or heard of one.

    steve
  • EdTheHeaterManEdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 248
    just a quote from the website

    I thought it was funny, "Cast iron oil-filled" is probably a type-o for OIL-FIRED

    You would thing they might correct the type-o, since they have been in business from 1858. You, know... back when Al Gore invented the internet! :smiley:
  • jimna01jimna01 Member Posts: 1
    If you look at the bottom
    Of the page you see a copyright notice by Hajoca Corporation. They are primarily a wholesale supply house . Google them . They have been in business since 1858 just not making boilers. I am a homeowner and firmly believe like most of you do that the most important cog in the wheel is the designer/installer and trust the brands they work with all the time. But it fromHD and if anything goes wrong (and what could possibly go wrong. 😬) and now you have the typical buy it form HD finger pointing and nothing gets resolved .
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