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Converted from Oil Head to Gas Powered - Not heating water enough- Please HELP

@ February 10, 2013 4:05 PM in Convert only the oil burner head to gas?

Hi Guys, I just recently changed my oil powered head to a Gas gun (wayne 50,000 to 250,000BTU). It was clear to me that I would not get the same heat output as oil but I understand that by changing the size of the gas outlet. I adjusted the hole to a 1/4 inch drill hole but the water continued to not go over 160 degrees, the I adjusted to the next bigger size drill (5/16)and the water still does not go over 170 degrees after leaving the boiler on for a very long time. With the oil gun the water reached 190 degrees easily in less than 1 hour. Is there anything else I can do to make the burner produce more heat and heat up the water more? I have a large 2 family and the water reaching 170 is not enough to heat the radiators enough to stay warm and not have the boiler turn on very often.

Thanks guys