Syncmaster... No. The oil is just going to sit there, valved off until I decide to go away for a few days. My main source of heat will be the VF3000. The oil boiler will not turn on if the coal fire goes out because the oil will be valved and turned off.
I will not have an oil burner option. Coal only.
The Crown boiler is only a few years old. But I don't care if it just sits there. If oil prices go back to where they were last winter, I will still be spending approx. 1/3 to heat the house on coal vs. oil.
Beatle... The oil will be filled and ready to go, just valved off. I still have allot of oil left over from last year. We have 2 oil tanks in the basement, and they are 3/4 full combined.
I do have a plate that I will put on the Crown. It's the one from the VF3000.
I just have to get a coupling welded in it for the aquastat. Originally the Crown had the aquastat in the coil plate.