Originally Posted by rjordan392
The home inspector also privately told me that on a few occasions on his inspections, that some oil burners had the wrong parts installed by xxxx company employee's and on other occasions, original mfg parts were replaced with another mfg parts. I don't know if the latter makes any differance. So it appears I may also look for another oil dealer when the contract is up.
Hmmm. Wonder how he knows if they are the wrong parts.
Most Home Inspectors, can't fix an oil burner.
For 8 plus years now. It been recommended to use the upgraded oil burner motor on Becket burners, instead of the original type OEM motor(this is Beckets recommendation). Wonder if he knows that.
Does he take the burner apart to know what nozzle they used?
Most of the OEM primary controls are not replaced with that OEM. Because the control manufacturer, has come out with a much better control. Wonder if he knows that.
How does he know whcih oil pump the furnace came with when it was made. Since it has changed on many brands over the years. Does he have a large catalog he carries with him?
Many customers ask if there is a less expensive part, then the OEM. So generally as contractors. If we have an approved third party, or OEM approved control that cost less. We'll use it, and save that customer some money. Wonder if he knows that.
Its kind of like when you get a generic brand medicine from the pharmacy.
Same pill, or same effectiveness, less money
A Honeywell fan limit switch, is an approved replacement for a White Rodgers fan limit switch. And vice verse. Wonder if he knows that.
That Inspector, may be dinging xxx for no valid reason. Other then he doesn't like them, or doesn't know what he is talking about.
Do you specify to your auto repair shop. That they can only use the more expensive OEM parts?
Or do you let them use third party parts, that can be less then half the price?
A new Bell and Gosset 100 series circulator, wholesales for more then 200 bucks. I can use an HR series, or a Taco 007 series as a replacement, at 40% the price.
How important is OEM, if the contractor is saving you 140 bucks on the part. Or keeping their service contract price down, that you can afford it.