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  • rpearlberg rpearlberg @ 8:32 AM
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    Need a new oil boiler

    We have a Weil McLain boiler that is about 20 years old and on it's way out.  We've gotten a few quotes on a replacement and I just need some advice.

    Company #1:  (2 years no interest)
    Burderus
    Burnham
    Lennox 

    Company #2
    Slant Fin  (5 years no interest)

    I'm having two other companies come out also.

    We have about 1600 square feet, two zones, electric hot water heater.

    Any suggestions, advice.  Right now I'm leaning towards the Slant Fin because of the price and five years no interest...
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  • Steamhead Steamhead @ 9:37 AM
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    Read the "Four Simple Requests" on the main Wall page

    and you will see that we do NOT discuss pricing on this forum. 
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  • rpearlberg rpearlberg @ 9:45 AM
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    boiler

    sorry, i'll remove the pricing.
  • R Mannino R Mannino @ 10:38 PM
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    What's

    the heatloss numbers on that 1600 sq ft. ?

    my 2000 sq. ft. runs around 40,000 btu's / hr, fyi.
  • WoNHUSA WoNHUSA @ 7:51 PM
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    Same

    I am also looking for a new oil boiler...

    I have "looked" at System 2000 EK1, Buderus and Burnham MPO-IQ.  I have calculated my heat loss using the Slant Fin app on my phone.  I come up with about 100,000 Btu for the finished basement, current living space on main and upstairs floors and I have added a "future" addition to the calculation...I don't want to be too small when we put an addition on. 

    I have gotten one oil company to recommend the System 2000, but tell me that they do not deal with Buderus anymore (apparently bad customer service).  I sent an email asking about the Burnham but have not heard back yet.  If I get any good information, I will pass it along.
  • Chilly_123 Chilly_123 @ 6:26 AM
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    new boiler as well Burderus or Weil Mclain

    Boiler Tech recommend two vendors we need direct venting because we want to get rid of chimney:
    Buderus G125BE Logomatic control, or
    Weil Mclain WGO3 needs power venter -  the specs are OK for both but the power Vent requirement is little worry for me and then I heard the parts for Buderus models are very high cost compare to Mclain. Any recommendations or opinions we live in MA.
  • Aaron_in_Maine Aaron_in_Maine @ 8:10 PM
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    Buderus

    You can get a regular Buderus 115 in a direct vent. It will be cheaper than the logamatic 125be and not require a power venter. I stay away from power venters unless its the last option.
  • carl_nh carl_nh @ 3:19 PM
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    Buderus G125 Experience

    We've had the Buderus G125BE/21 (smallest G125) running since Feb 09 in our 2800SF cape in NH. House is not super insulated - heat loss around 60-65KBTU.
    We are at 3450 hours and one tune up, same nozzle and still burning clean and blue as day one - I do brush and vacuum each year. It is installed on a center chimney so retains the heat well, but last year we invested in the SST liner for the chimney - the liner is the way to go as the low temp does create condensation.
    The whole setup of the G125 with the UltraFilter, Logimatic, and Blue flame burner, with outside temp control and air is the way to go. We cut our oil from 825 gal to 425 gal per year. So the ROI with the Federal Rebate will be 5 years which included the Buderus 160 stacked DHW tank setup and installation.
    You can get close with weil mclain or similar, but the blue flame burner and logimatic controls is one of the best setups, but get a good installer -that's key.
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