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Old 12-30-2006, 04:12 PM   #16
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the water level was not low at the time of inspection....i was present at the time....heating tech said there was lot of corrosion inside the water level cutoff system.....said it probably was not flushed for a long time.he gave that the reason for the failure ...low water level would have turned the system off....in this case the cutoff sytem didnt disable the system...




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$5500 is not extremely high for the size of unit. If you live in a higher cost of living area then it would be a fair price. You must remember that the prior system lasted for over 25 years. I just wish I could buy a new car for $5500 and have it last 25 years ?

The price may also reflect the fact that it is winter time and the heating company is in high demand.

The boiler along may cost upwards of $2,000 before they even start to remove the old unit.

Side note - It may be wise to add more insulation in the attic.

The inspector should have found this if the water level was low.
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Old 12-30-2006, 06:02 PM   #17
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I have never seen a home warnty company cover much.That is sad.I bet if you read the fine print on the home inspectors report it will say something like "no guarntys on inspection only a opinion". Most times home inspecters are not even liscensed in the fields they inspect.
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:06 AM   #18
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The newer unit should be more efficient then the 25 year unit thereby saving you money each year. The pay back period may be less than 7 or 8 years for the $4,000 price. ($5,500 - $1500 insurance)
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Do you guys have any recommendations for a good quality Gas bolier for steam heat?
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Hi christy123

My favorite boiler is a Dunkirk. But a Burnham boiler is probably the top of the class in reliability and ability. You should be able to research either of these on line. The only one that I have used recently that I did not like at all was a Crown. It has had problems almost every year since we put it in. Hope this help to educate you, happy hunting.

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Old 01-02-2007, 10:16 PM   #21
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thanks carrierman...will probably go with burnham
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The current boilers only demise was the failed(clog) water valve and not boiler itself.

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I am giving changing to water heating sstem a serious thought. can you guys recommend a good water heating boiler.
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Hi christy123

Burnham again is the best on the market. But my favorite in the residential setting is the Dunkirk. The Dunkirk is one of the quietest boilers I have ever seen. The Q90 and Q95 are unserpassed by anyone I believe in efficiency. Here is the Dunkirk website, check them out for your self, www.dunkirk.com. You just want to stay away from the foreign made like Munchkin etc. The Dunkirk and the Burnham are both American made and backed. Hope this helps with your decision.

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Old 01-14-2007, 04:57 PM   #25
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I am giving changing to water heating sstem a serious thought. can you guys recommend a good water heating boiler.
My hotwater boiler is a weil mclain. Its 43 years old and still going strong. All that has been done to it is this. Two years ago i had my plumber replace the circulator pump it was original. He said he could have just replaced the bearings. I said slap a new circulator pump on it. I also have replaced one white rogers zone a flow valve on it. There are two its two zoned. That is it besides cleaning it once a year. Finally i think that is a fair price for a new steam boiler at 5500. Steam is excellent heat also hotwater is. I think those blow away forced air. See steam and hotwater is more expensive upfront but they last forever. You would never get 25 years out of a forced air furnance or in my case 43 years and still going strong.

ps oh i forgot had to put a new expansion tank on it.
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Has the system been changed ?
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How's it going, with the house? Did you get a new boiler?
I also have and old house, Never ending work,
Is it a one family? I am in NY...You?
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