central boiler questions

99oilburner Posted By 99oilburner, Nov 10, 2013 at 6:46 PM

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  1. 99oilburner

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    my buddy has an older central boiler he is looking to sell he bought it used from a guy and wasn't in operation since. he gave 800.00 for it and said I can have it for what he paid. Anything I should look for on the unit that would mean its not good anymore?. He said the guy he got it from filled it with water and it didn't leak but never had a fire in it. Is this a good deal or let it where its at and forget about it. Thanks Brad
     
  2. webbie

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    Heck of a deal if it doesn't leak....however, you should be aware there is a lot of controversy as well as legislation pertaining to the use of older (dirtier) OWB's.

    Check around the net, etc. for all the stories and pending legislation...to make sure something like this will suit you.

    Also, be aware that you will be burning wood at very low efficiencies - you'll be lucky if 25-30% of the actual heat value from the wood makes it into your house living area.
     
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    Webbie has it pretty well summed up.
     
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