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BStine

08:36AM | 07/19/06
Member Since: 07/18/06
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Hello all-

I recently purchased a 1600 sq ft house with gas-fired boiler heat. The boiler is approximately 40 years old (144k BTU), and needs to be serviced. I received a credit at closing for the service, in the amount of $500.

I managed to locate a New Yorker CGS 50 boiler(tech info at- http://www.newyorkerboiler.com/lit/cgsa.pdf) with minor cosmetic damage for $400. I have been told during the initial estimates that this boiler will work for my house, so I assume that I have steam heat.

To me, it is a no-brainer to have it replaced. The seller is willing to allow my HVAC tech inspect the boiler at time of purchase, so I can walk away if it is more significantly damaged than it appears.

Here is where I need your help. I have had 2 quotes for installation:

One quote was $3900 and included a new chimney liner.

The other quote was for $1600 and did not include a new liner.

Do I NEED a new liner? Obviously with a new home purchase money is tight, but I don't want to install the bolier only to have my chimney collapse in 5 years!

Thanks in advance!

-Brad
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