The house I moved into 2 years ago was built in 1977 and has a Weil McLain oil
burner.My friend says
these are great burners and can last a lifetime. However, a few weeks back I
was having a few
problems. I called an oil burner guy in and he told me that the chamber needs
to be replaced. He
showed me and it looked like a rusted, burnt piece of tin with a rip going down
the middle of it. He
said that if I do not replace it, eventually, the soot will return. It would
cost $500 to do this.
He said I have time but I shouldnt wait too long or the back of the chamber
could collapes in.
Is it worth putting $500 into a 29 year old burner? It also provides the hot
water in the home.
Any idea how long this will last if I get the chamber?