khafner wrote: I'd like to install the oil fired head for when I can't burn coal. Just looked into it and was told the cost is now 2,000 dollars. That is quite the jump from 800 dollars. Does anyone know where to get it cheaper? I could fab the unit it I can get the info. You need: air tube length, type nozzle recommended, schematic of how the unit inter connects with the coal unit. The safety switches are easy. You just hook them up in series like a puff safety switch. I have access to machine shops and wholesale accounts for the burner etc thru my parents business. Thanks for the help.
I am shocked at that price for oil burner option, I paid $650.00 in 2008 and I thought that was a lot of money for what you got.
Total cost for the boiler with oil burner option was $5300.00
back in 2008 other vf3k owners wanted info to build their own oil burner option.
you might want to email them and ask for info (see link below)
the oil burner used (back in 2008) is wayne MP98 model HS with a .75 gal/hr 70 degree nozzle (.75 70R) .
you should be able to use any oil burner.
here is the link with lots of pictures:Harman VF3000 Oil Burner option