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Posted by Newbie Doobie on October 11, 2006 at 17:53:50:
After having gotten a some estimates for a steam boiler replacement I have a couple of questions. I live in an old home with one pipe steam radiators. I'm currently running oil but open to converting to NG.
Anyway, one contractor uses "schedule 40 steel near – boiler piping with cast iron fittings from new boiler to existing system main piping and condensate return piping as per local codes and manufacturers’ instructions and piping schematics."
The other uses "the schedule 40 steel piping to build our headers and then use copper tubing to connect our headers to the existing mains, our equalizer piping and our Hartford loop and the return connections."
Are these both the same, both adequate, or is one preferable to the other?
Also, the 1st contractor recommends the Burnham Independence model IN7 gas-fired steam boiler and Burnham V8 Series oil fired steam boiler. The second recommends the Weil McLain PEG 45 and the Weil McLain PSGO-4.
Which is the better boilers? And are both contractors recommending similarly sized units?
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