Hi all, new to the forum.
I am burning Natural Gas
to generate steam through a Weil McLain boiler rated at a net output of 168,000 BTU/Hr. I am looking to buy a Dual fuel (Coal / Gas, Riello makes oil and gas burners, I will substitute oil burner for gas) Steam boiler. I have called some places. The AHS WOC 55 sounded great, but $5800 for the boiler, $995 for the steam fittings package (can do that myself for less) 300+ for the Riello gas burner (understandable) $580 for the controller to automatically switch from coal to gas provided the fire goes out (seems expensive) and some other added expenses with shipping comes out to around $8200
, and that doesn't even include the optional ASME certification of $1500
. All that and a 7 month wait. The price mysteriously went a lot higher from the first quote which is not great either. When I had first called it would have been cheaper, but at that time I hadn't had enough saved. Now that I do, it is almost double in price
. That is a real morale killer. I called marathon, they do not offer their boiler in steam trim, Keystoker no longer manufactures their hand fired dual fuel boiler, Harman - no steam, New yorker - no steam. I am at a loss. I have noticed the boilers that went up for sale here have been so at some very good prices to which I applaud those that have listed their boilers and are interested in helping
, not price gouging.
The only other option right now it seems is for me to fabricate my own dual fuel steam boiler. I have been drafting some plans so far. If anyone has a coal boiler for sale please let me know.
Thank you for your help.