Carbon12 wrote:I would think that the manufacturers would figure out a way to make the conversion of coal to oil and back again easier for less mechanically inclined customers. Would be a great selling point in their favor. Obviously a coal boilers efficiency would be less with the oil back up burning but designing something that only required a flip of a switch would be desirable for most home owners. I guess the cost of doing so makes it prohibitive for the manufacturers.
Not sure how the others work, but with the WL110, you open the access door (four nuts), insert the insulation to isolate the stoker from the boiler, put the access door back on, remove the cover glass (three slotted bolts) and swing the oil gun into place.
Switch from coal to oil and you're off to the races (poor house).
Takes about 5 minutes tops.
Granted, you need to know how to use a wrench, which will disqualify 90% of the people under the age of 40, but still....