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Posted by HeatPro on March 18, 2007 at 16:48:30:
In Reply to: Old Boiler - buying house posted by Terence on March 17, 2007 at 17:16:33:
Some points to consider:
Why buy a house that has an old boiler in it that was installed over half a century ago?
It is an uninsulated house which is why it has a boiler that large left original
which also means it uses three times the fuel of a modern-built home.
Which also means you would have to insulated it to live in it with today's fuel costs.
Therefore, finding out what the name of the antique is useless, as you'll neither be able to get parts nor bother to duplicate it.
If you insist on buying an uninsulated house, you know up front you need to completely insulate it to install a new boiler 1/3rd the input requiring 1/3rd the heating radiation so you can afford to live in it - unless you like white elephants.
So what is the cost of an unknown heating system with no specific size in an unknown location? Get three estimates from local contractors to get the answer.
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