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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Any one know about weil-mclain gas boilers?

We're switching from an oil fired boiler to natural gas. The quotes we've been getting from the contractors have basically all been for the same boiler, the Well-McLain CGa-4. Which would be better, the SPD model or the PID model? Am I right that the SPD has a pilot that is always on and the PID uses an igniter similar to a gas grill? I'll take any info & advice you can give .

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 08:33 PM
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Re: Any one know about weil-mclain gas boilers?

For whats its worth I had a Weil-Mclain boiler in my house for close to 30 years without one problem. I only just replaced it a few months ago. The only reason I replaced it was to avoid the new high efficiency requirements that went in effect in May in this part of the state.

If it was me I would go with the electronic ignition. It will pay for itself over the life of the boiler.
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Re: Any one know about weil-mclain gas boilers?

Always heard they were the Cadillac of boilers....
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Re: Any one know about weil-mclain gas boilers?

They can be a pain in the rear end to clean if you don't watch you can get your brush stuck in them and have to cut it off. Gas burns a lot cleaner then oil and its cheaper there a good boiler.
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