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Burnham Steammax

Just got email from Burnham about their new steam boiler. Any thoughts?


  • Robert O'Brien
    Robert O'Brien Member Posts: 3,541
    If it's good as Megasteam, they have a winner!
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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,832
    Still an atmospheric with only 82% AFUE. A Carlin EZ-Gas in a MegaSteam would do better...............
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
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  • The Steam Whisperer
    The Steam Whisperer Member Posts: 1,215
    I just took a look at the literature, it looks like they changed the design from the Independence where I think the problems of early rot out were born.... excessive casting temperatures above the water line because of the dense pinning of the heat exchanger. No more pins above the water line. With other makes there is probably so much splash above the water line that heat still transferred quite effectively through the upper part of the boiler, so the castings didn't get as hot and lasted longer. Looks like you can also do dual LWCO's.... another reason I stopped using the Burnham casting boilers.. they didn't meet code for anything but the smaller models.
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  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,284
    It sounds like they spent a lot of time listening to customers and developing a solution to the challenges facing modern steam boilers, especially when it comes to poor water quality.

    More on this here: https://www.usboiler.net/making-the-steammax-a-steam-boiler-for-modern-challenges.html
    Dave in QCA