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Old crane boiler burner motor

Does anybody know if there is a motor that can be used to replace the burner or “inducer” motor in this antique crane boiler?

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  • thegreatcornholio
    thegreatcornholio Member Posts: 17

  • thegreatcornholio
    thegreatcornholio Member Posts: 17

  • thegreatcornholio
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  • thegreatcornholio
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  • WMno57
    WMno57 Member Posts: 187
    You have a Midco Economite gas burner. It was an aftermarket burner. Your boiler may have originally been fuel oil and was converted when gas became available.

    Midco is still in business, but they haven't made that burner in a long time.

    @Tim McElwain may have some information on these. I'm interested also because I have a 50YO Midco on a 70YO Weil McLain boiler. Working great (knocks on wood).
    thegreatcornholio
  • thegreatcornholio
    thegreatcornholio Member Posts: 17
    Thanks!
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 2,666
    That looks like a standard frame motor and possibly a more modern replacement. There are still other gas power burners available that someone that knows what they are doing could replace that with.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,338
    mattmia2 said:

    That looks like a standard frame motor and possibly a more modern replacement. There are still other gas power burners available that someone that knows what they are doing could replace that with.

    Looks can be deceiving. That motor has a centrifugal switch which closes as the motor spins up, which turns on the gas valve.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
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    mattmia2
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 8,540
    They sold tons of those burners. I would think those motors would be available.

    You could probably have it fixed at a motor shop,,,,,,,,,,but a new burner would be a better investment..........or a new boiler
  • WMno57
    WMno57 Member Posts: 187


    Mine is a E20. Yours may be an E20A or E20B, so maybe a little newer.
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 2,666
    I wonder if you can get motors with a double throw start switch or an accessory to replace the start switch with a dpdt switch.
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 1,817
    edited January 16
    This might be your motor. https://www.uem.ca/357-1-30-hp-115-volt-357

    But I can’t be sure of the rotation. Every thing else is close enough for government work. See “Features “. Studs and Switch. Call to see if it is available and if they have info on cross reference to the old numbers
    Edward Young
    Retired HVAC Contractor from So. Jersey Shore.
    Cleaned & services first oil heating system at age 16
    thegreatcornholio
  • thegreatcornholio
    thegreatcornholio Member Posts: 17
    Yeah if that has an end switch in it. I bet that will work. Thanks!
    EdTheHeaterMan
  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 1,817

    Yeah if that has an end switch in it. I bet that will work. Thanks!

    Let me know how you make out on this motor

    Edward Young
    Retired HVAC Contractor from So. Jersey Shore.
    Cleaned & services first oil heating system at age 16
  • Big Ed_4
    Big Ed_4 Member Posts: 1,646
    Good find , I gave up a few years ago .
    I have enough experience to know , that I dont know it all
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