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What should I choose: TRIO PROP 3 or McLain WGO-3 - both oil burners

JacksonR Member, Email Confirmation Posts: 1
edited July 2021 in THE MAIN WALL
Hello, I am hoping I can get some expert advice. Our oil burning furnace that supplies our heat and hot water is about to go. We need to purchase a TRIO PROP 3 with a Carlin EZ Burner for $ or McLain WGO-3 for $. We have roughly 1600sq ft to heat.

Is someone able to tell me whats a better product? Is it worth the extra cost to get the WGO-3?

Thank you!


  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,000
    First of all, we do NOT discuss pricing on this forum. You need to edit your post and remove the pricing. See https://heatinghelp.com/forum-user-manual

    Now, of those two, I'd get the Trio since it is a 3-pass unit and therefore easier to maintain. If I were proposing a Weil-McLain, I'd use the Ultra Oil which is also 3-pass.

    Does your present boiler also heat your hot faucet water? If so, how do these proposals address this?
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