Posted by Ben Blyton on February 12, 2000 at 07:46:32:
We are replacing a 40yr residential Bascom boiler with a new one. A Weil McClain natural gas boiler, model cga75pdn,210,000 was recommended. We are replacing because we don't feel the existing boiler provdes enough heat and have been told that the lifetime on most boilers is only about 20years and a new boiler would also be twice as efficient, thereby saving money.
Question 1) What is it that goes wrong in a boiler? Can parts be interchanged with the existing boiler (Bascom is out of business as I am told) to restore it to maximum effeciency again?
Question 2) Is Weil McClain a company that is likely to be around if I need parts in 20 years or would say peerless part interchange with it?
Question 3) Would some other brand be better, such as Peerless or etc?
Question 4) Are new boilers really twice as efficient as the older ones so my gas bill will only be about half?
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