Pocono Pete wrote:I have a very old American Standard oil boiler and I believe the domestic coil may have a small leak. The level in the sight glass seems to be rising by itself. Is there any way to know if it's the coil or if it's the manual feed valve. I am thinking about having an electric hot water heater installed if it's the coil, I really don't want go through the expense of a new boiler not to mention any other problems I could run into trying to have such an old boiler replaced. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
after the purchase and install of a electric HWH you will have spent bout 5-6 hun.
30 amp breaker
10 ga wire
flex connect hose
decent 50 gal heater
valves and fittings
then you get to realize the yearly operating cost will be 500 bucks per year for the juice
oh and thats installing it your self...... yeah you can save a hundred or so with a cheap appliance but ya get what ya pay for.
p.s. the hard water around here reallys plays heck on the heating elements and anode rods.
how much is a new coil for the boiler?? 2 hundred 3?? there are pluses and minus's for all systems. from the looks of PP&L's new upcoming rates i would rethink the electric one tho...