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Which boiler is better for my building?

Jamie_6 Member Posts: 710
I would not worry so much about the difference in product as I would about the install, especially with steam! A lot of the time different types of boilers are just based upon preference. I do agree with the other guys about the wet based boiler and power burner. If need be you could always but an oil burner on the front of that monster.

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  • Ellen
    Ellen Member Posts: 2
    Which boiler is better for my building?

    I live in a 6 unit condo building with steam heat. We need to replace the boiler and were given two options by the contractor: Weil Mclean #LGB.8S- 9100 BTU, or Smith #G19-8S- 9000 BTU. The contractor says the Smith boiler is 10% more efficient but will cost $1,500 more. Is it worth the extra money?

    Thank you,
  • kevin coppinger_4
    kevin coppinger_4 Member Posts: 2,124
    The Smith...

    is a better boiler. The design is wet base,power burner vs. the std. gas atmosheric... in effect the Smith is a oil boiler w/ the gass burner on it. As w/ any boiler install it has to be installed properly. How many installs has this contractor done? References? just my thoughts...kpc

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  • brucewo1b
    brucewo1b Member Posts: 638

    Like Kevin I would prefer the Smith wet base boiler power burner can use oil if that needs to be an option and how long will it take to earn back that $2500 in saved fuel.
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