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Old 07-13-2008, 05:10 PM   #1
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Converting Boiler Pilot to Elect Ignition


I have 2 small Weil-McClean boilers for individual units in my small apt bldg. MY tenants pay their utilities. They both have pilots for ignition.

As a basic question, is it expensive to convert to Electronic ignition? Also, based on $1.30/therm.. does a pilot really cost much to have running 24/7?

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Honeywell makes a conversion kit that includes a Ignition control, gas valve and wiring harness, sells for around 200-300 dollars I think, but I am not sure, easy to change out.
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THanks !!

Any idea what that is actually called?

Also I assume this is not a DIY deal since gas line would have to bew hooked up & tested, etc.

Is something like that cost-effective?

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Its called a conversion kit, and its really not cost effective until your gas valve fails.

Does it increase the efficiency, yes, slightly.

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THanks forn the info... Tom
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