I have a 60 year old Cape w/ a 45 year old Cast iron steam boiler 1 pipe system that I love and works well. I want to swap boiler for more efficent one. All grunt work will be done by me (delivery of new boiler, removal of old) Would like to hire knowledgable steam tech for swap out. I'm on South Shore of Western Suffolk county Long Island. Please call or email. cell 516 523-6514
As a first step I highly suggest you count all the radiators and how big they are to determine what size boiler you need . An oversized steam boiler will give you nothing but headaches . Do you have a service contract with an oil company ? Do they install equipment also ? I work for Meenan and we install steamers all over the Island . Just remember , most if not all companies will not pick up any warantee issues with equipment bought by a customer . And some boiler companies will not honor a warantee if the boiler is bought by the end user . Are you in the trade ?
My opinion , the Burnham V8 is an amazing steam boiler . The Peerless EC series is great too , but I like the compact design of the Burnham . And both will perform excellent for decades if piped right , cleaned properly and maintained yearly .