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Posted by reese on September 30, 2004 at 03:52:39:
In Reply to: Re: Boiler replace or refurbish posted by tom stanton on September 27, 2004 at 14:35:48:
: If the boilers are structually sound, the tubes and furnace are in good shape, and the combustion control equipment is efficient why change? Have the boilers surveyed and a combustion efficiency test done.
i have 3 keeler CP'S dated 1948, 1 dated 1963, and 1 dated 1982. hartford did a useful life ndt study and the resulsts were that our boilers are good well beyond the foreseeable future. however the instution of higher learning that i work for is going to abandon the existing plant for new packaged gas fired junk.
if it is revealed that your stuff is good then by all means keep what you have. with the price of steel and the way we manufacture things today you will not get a boiler beefier than what you have. retube, refurbish what you got if need be or you will go down that road of disgust like many have and are about to.
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