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    EZ-Gas Stays, Boiler is Upgraded (5 Posts)

  • Steamhead Steamhead @ 8:27 PM
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    EZ-Gas Stays, Boiler is Upgraded

    A couple years ago, we removed an old Esso oil burner from this American-Standard A-35 and installed a Carlin EZ-Gas, new firebox and the rest of the trimmings. The owners weren't ready for a completely new boiler, and the conversion paid for itself in less than two years.

    Then the #67 LWCO got stuck and the boiler dry-fired. So it was time for a new boiler. These two pics came from my cell phone.
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  • Steamhead Steamhead @ 8:32 PM
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    We installed a Columbia 4-section

    and changed the burner air tube, etc. to match the new boiler. Oh, and the new one has a probe-type LWCO so we won't have this problem again. Also a proper drop header.

    We had upgraded the main vents before we converted the old boiler. This solved a long-standing steam distribution problem.

    We'll see how much more fuel they save with the new boiler. This should be interesting.
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  • MarkS MarkS @ 9:11 PM
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    That looks

    a lot like my Utica. Can't imagine why. :)

    Is that a CycleGard or a SafeGard LWCO?
    Homeowner, Royersford PA | 1890 one-pipe steam system | 3009 sf | 3 floors | 14 radiators | Utica SFE5200S boiler
    NEW Midco LNB-250 Modulating Gas Burner | EcoSteam modulating controls | 70 to 300 MBH |
    607 sf EDR connected load | Operating pressure: 0.5 oz/in2
    Four main runs (insulated) totaling 135 ft in length | All Gorton vents on mains & rads |
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  • Steamhead Steamhead @ 11:07 PM
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    CycleGuard

    like on most new steamers.
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  • MarkS MarkS @ 6:03 AM
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    They'd save

    more fuel and money if you replaced it with a SafGard. I found that it took a couple of minutes to rebuild steam pressure after each time the CycleGard ran its intermittent level test during the heat cycle. But given what happened to the old boiler maybe the CycleGard will provide your client with more peace of mind.
    Homeowner, Royersford PA | 1890 one-pipe steam system | 3009 sf | 3 floors | 14 radiators | Utica SFE5200S boiler
    NEW Midco LNB-250 Modulating Gas Burner | EcoSteam modulating controls | 70 to 300 MBH |
    607 sf EDR connected load | Operating pressure: 0.5 oz/in2
    Four main runs (insulated) totaling 135 ft in length | All Gorton vents on mains & rads |
    A Steam Odyssey | Odyssey 2 | A Steam Enthusiast's Outdoor Reset Control
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