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100 year old house with 30yo CI boiler

Replacing CI boiler in MA. Utility offers thousands if I go w/modcon but concern is cast iron radiators and temps needed even if it modulates as well as servicing costs.  Seems old faithful CI is best bet from my readings. Do I need a crackerjack installer or ez pz for any plumber?

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  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 9,632
    You need a competent professional. I assume this is hot water? Heat loss calculations of the building and calculating the output of the radiators will tell you what water temp you need and what benefit there would be to a mod con. frequently it can be run at lower water temps where a mod con can run efficiently.
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,517
    edited March 2022
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,832
    This! You can't go wrong with any of them.
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    Towson, MD, USA
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    mattmia2
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,692
    thanks for the tag. We are in Northampton, and try and stay close, 25-30 mins max. Further if there's a carrot! Gary Wilson
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    gary@wilsonph.com
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,692
    and to answer your question- it aint rocket science. But if you do enough research, you'll maybe appreciate that there's some stuff that takes some skilz. Some plumbers (and i am one) should not be allowed to touch a boiler with a 10' pole.
    "there's always someone that can do a job cheaper, and they can probably do it for less money too" 😁
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    gary@wilsonph.com