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Which Boiler to Buy

I need a new oil Burner and not sure which to go with either Burnham v-84, Weil-Mclain Gold Series or the Peerless. As you can tell i am not familar with burnere. I have 3 zones and a preaty good size house. Please Help.


  • John Starcher_4
    John Starcher_4 Member Posts: 794
    I am .......

    .....a big fan of the Burnham V8 series. Very reliable, quiet, and EXTREMELY easy to service. It features a hinged door where the burner is mounted - remove two bolts and you have complete access to the heat exchanger, as well as the "business" end of the burner tube.

  • Robert O'Connor_6
    Robert O'Connor_6 Member Posts: 299

    Of the three I think Burnahm has the best product support. That should be rewarded. Sometimes Glenn Santon is answering Burnham questions here past 11:30 pm!

    That being said the other two have good products also.

    The real issue is finding a competent contractor. They will guide you thru the choices.

    Robert O'Connor

  • techheat_2
    techheat_2 Member Posts: 117
    They are more similar than different

    You really can't go wrong either way,would recommend a Riello burner with any of them and my preference in order is Peerless,Burnham,Weil-McLain.

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  • oil-2-4-6-gas
    oil-2-4-6-gas Member Posts: 641

    Weil Mclain with the new rubber gaskets-instead of push nipples are problematic i have seen more Weil gold oil boilers at the supply houses because of leaks than any other. Peerless the fireside front horizontal flue pass is a pain-most people who service them that i've seen either do not know the flue pass is there ,neglect to clean it or mangle the jacket getting to it ,the access plate gets warped often -and doesn't seal the Burnham would be the better of those 3 choices as far as serviceable and assembled with push nipples--they had problems with the earlier castings in the V7 series the new V8 series have held-up well --why not check out the Buderus or Biasi boilers --i must agree as for burner choice Riello is the way to go --most importanr is a contractor who knows what he's doing --sizes it correctly and understands your domestic HW needs as well --don't just shop by price ''usually you get what you pay for
  • Dave_12
    Dave_12 Member Posts: 77

    The best oil fired boiler, no question, is the SMITH series 8 boiler in either hot water or steam. It has been made for years and all the bugs have long ago been worked out. Good luck.

  • Maine Ken
    Maine Ken Member Posts: 531

    I would recommend a triple pass, cold start boiler with indirect dhw. Sized right, installed right, tuned correctly and you would be on your way to saving copious amounts of money on oil!!!!
  • Supply House Rick
    Supply House Rick Member Posts: 1,404
    Burnham or Peerless

    We sell Burnham & Peerless so I can be objective. We have considerably less repair parts on hand for Burnham than we do for Peerless. The V8 series is a dependable, reliable boiler. What more can you ask for?
  • Rudy
    Rudy Member Posts: 482
    whats the diff.

    The three boilers you stated are almost the same in design. If you want better try buderus or viesmann and so on. The savings is huge 30- 50 percent....you can do better. have fun.....
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