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Lochinvar Crest boiler

tim smithtim smith Member Posts: 2,313
Just fishing a bit for reviews from any wallies that have installed them.
Thanks
Tim

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  • ZmanZman Member Posts: 5,752
    A client of mine has a couple Crest boilers. They haven't had any major issues. The Crest is just a giant firetube boiler.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 6,947
    Usually don't here too many bad things about Lochinvar
  • Mike_SheppardMike_Sheppard Member Posts: 657
    I don’t have a lot of personal experience with them but I’ve heard the heat exchangers aren’t great.

    They do require some finesse when tuning the combustion though. They have two blowers and two gas valves. They’re a little picky at light off and low fire.
    Never stop learning.
  • RPKRPK Member Posts: 85
    I serviced some Crests for 4-5 years. We had a little trouble with flame failures on some of them. Burners need to be clean and combustion needs to be right. As Mike_Sheppard said, the combustion is a little finicky. We got the rep to send someone out and show our techs some the finer points. It may just be anecdotal, but it seems like we always had more issues with the ones without ducted combustion air (pulled combustion air from the room). I heard the design has changed and that they no longer have two separate gas valves and blowers, but don’t know that for sure.
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