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Direct vent to Chimney vent

coalstoker Member Posts: 2
I have an opportunity to buy a brand new Burnham Direct Vent Oil Boiler (LEVD) September 2014. It’s still bolted on a pallet, but comes with no burner. Can I convert it to chimney vent (LE) by installing a Beckett AFG Burner?


  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
    Only if the instructions say you can. Usually, if you can, it's only going to be with a Beckett NX or a Riello BF.
    Is it the right size boiler for your heat loss?

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  • coalstoker
    coalstoker Member Posts: 2
    It would be replacing a microTEK3 by New Yorker. The Burnham is the same size as the New Yorker. The oil boiler would be used as a backup when not running the Axeman-Anderson 130M coal stoker. The New Yorker was installed in 1997 and started to leak about a year ago. I was able to stop it from leaking for now, but I’m on borrowed time. I was going to us the Beckett from the microTEK3 on the Burnham. The coal stoker and oil boiler are hooked up in series.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,899
    From what I can tell, the MicroTek-3 and the LE are pretty much the same boiler. Both were made in direct-vent and chimney-vent configurations. The Beckett burner chart, however, lists different air tube assemblies for the NYer than the Burnham. Don't count on using the existing burner as-is.

    If I were you, I'd get a tech who knows what they're doing to work on it.
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