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What to do with this new boiler.

mike585
mike585 Member Posts: 8
edited July 2020 in THE MAIN WALL
My father-in-law was active on this forum years ago. He was Eleft. Al passed away in January. I have been working on the estate since then, figuring out his primary-secondary loops and other stuff. I found a new boiler, still in its shipping crate. It's a Solaia Series, by Boyertown Furnace Co. I need recommendations as to how to sell this. What is it worth and who might I sell it to? It looks like it's the smallest of the residential line (firing rate 0.75 gal/hr).

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  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,187
    Donation? Habitat for humanity and others will be thankful. 
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  • cysticfib17
    cysticfib17 Member Posts: 22
    Pretty sure that's a similar boiler to what I just had installed. Cast Iron, 3 pass, low mass boiler with firing rate of 0.75. Mine is called a Trio sold exclusively through F.W. Webb and managed by Boyertown Furnace.
  • SlamDunk
    SlamDunk Member Posts: 1,100
    I'm sorry for your loss. Do you think he was planning to replace what he had?
  • mike585
    mike585 Member Posts: 8
    I'm sure he was. He was quite ill for past three years so it never got done. Existing boiler seems to work ok. He was always upgrading.
  • SlamDunk
    SlamDunk Member Posts: 1,100
    Maybe you should finish it for him.
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 1,695
    I'm so sorry for your loss, @mike585.
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  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 6,553
    @mike585
    Where are you located?
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,831

    Pretty sure that's a similar boiler to what I just had installed. Cast Iron, 3 pass, low mass boiler with firing rate of 0.75. Mine is called a Trio sold exclusively through F.W. Webb and managed by Boyertown Furnace.

    Exact same boiler line. @mike585 , that should be the SL375 model. What burner does it have?
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  • mike585
    mike585 Member Posts: 8
    I'm going to go see the guys at F.W. Webb next week. I did not take the crate apart. My guess is there's no burner attached. There's a Riello burner in the basement that looks new. It is the SL375 model.
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 2,918
    If you're considering donation, I'd suggest https://www.oilheatcares.com/, depending on your location. @Erin Holohan Haskell can help you with that, I believe.

    Regarding price, I couldn't tell you much, except that if I wanted it to sell fast, I'd start at half of new price

  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 1,695
    ratio said:

    If you're considering donation, I'd suggest https://www.oilheatcares.com/, depending on your location. @Erin Holohan Haskell can help you with that, I believe.

    Regarding price, I couldn't tell you much, except that if I wanted it to sell fast, I'd start at half of new price

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  • PC7060
    PC7060 Member Posts: 462
    edited August 2020
    Agree with @ratio, keep price low to move it. eBay has a Lochinvar Knight 110k Unit listed as “new on pallet, as is”. Asking price is only $200 less than brand new from OEM authorized reseller. That’s a silly high price.