Well, I have to replace my 30 year old oil burner ( water) and am
looking for a replacement. Have had 3 diff contractors in for 2 diff
boilers; 2 like Peerless,(cast iron) one suggested Burnham cast-iron
(which I read here that Burnham does not have steel nipples,but rather
the preferred iron nipples, but it seems now they only have steel).
Anyway, what is getting me are the descriptions specifying the
Burner capacity (GPH) - (numbers for Burnham V-83 series oil burners
are 0.75 for one model and 1.05 for another) what is that exactly?!, -
the ability for the burner to heat a specific amount of water over time
or the amount of water that the boiler holds in its tank. How do I use
this info, again how does knowing what these values mean help me make a
descision on which boiler model to get?
The same for DOE heating capacity in (MBH)- yes, I have had seen what
DOE stands for, but again, in sentence form, how do I use this value,
to understand which model is better?
The link is
http://www.burnham.com/pdfs/CurrentPDFfiles/V8update9-05.pdf - if one
is interested in seeing what I am looking at.
I would greatly appreciate any help on this. I could not find useful
definitions anywhere on the net.