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Burners interchangeable?

Slyguy Member Posts: 2
Hello, new here and don't know a thing about furnaces. I have a 10 year old high efficiency furnace that can be direct vented but isn't presently. I want to do vent it and realize that means buying a new burner and venting kit. One of my neighbours is taking out his system for heat pumps and offered his to me but his direct vent is off of a water boiler for radiators. Are the burners the same for both systems? I would think that they are both for oil heat would be the key but I thought best to ask people in the know. Thanks.


    HVACNUT Member Posts: 5,888
    No. An oil burner must be set up for its specific appliance. End cone, or head, insertion depth, static plate, etc. 
    What make and model furnace do you have?
  • Slyguy
    Slyguy Member Posts: 2
    Thanks, I contacted the manufacturer to get specifics, I have a Kerr Eclipse.