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jmb 09-06-2005 12:38 PM

Home oil boiler furnace
 
I am going to install a new home 0.8gph oil furnace boiler to replace the exisiting 53 year old Columbia boiler. So far I have had prices on a Utica steel boiler and a Burnham cast iron boiler. Any ideas on which is better, cast iron or steel, or which brand is better?

K2eoj 09-07-2005 03:21 PM

I think cast iron would last forever but might not be as efficient. I installed a "Slant fin" cast boiler with a standing pilot a few years ago on a rental property and love it. I've had it with $70 ignitors, (+ labor), that are scheduled to go out on Christmas morning. HS

plumguy 09-07-2005 04:21 PM

There are a lot of factors that would have to be decided and thought out for a complete and thorough decision. However, with not much info provided I would lean towards the cast iron boiler.

timm6372 03-27-2007 02:08 AM

Burnham are very good boilers . I have serviced many of them.

Pipes 03-27-2007 09:58 PM

Jmb, all boilers are just cans that heat water. You as a consumer should be looking at efficiency , warranty , price. Some are better than others but, come with a higher price as well. Personally I like Buderus and I am willing to pay for that level of boiler. You should just google the boilers and compare. You'll most likely get only personal opions on boiler here.

hvactech 03-28-2007 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Pipes (Post 38595)
Jmb, all boilers are just cans that heat water. You as a consumer should be looking at efficiency , warranty , price. Some are better than others but, come with a higher price as well. Personally I like Buderus and I am willing to pay for that level of boiler. You should just google the boilers and compare. You'll most likely get only personal opions on boiler here.

you cant go wrong with Buderus boiler and Riello burner.


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