Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kaos I've owned a Liberty- Slant Fin for 25 yrs....changed a pump , igniters , nozzles but the furnace runs like a bear. One thing not mentioned about cast iron is they have a lube and scale cleaner its really inexpensive that will add yrs to your boiler. Hercules 35206-
So easy to clean .....really easy to service. Been doing it myself for ten years now. Every October she gets cleaned, every two months in the winter a new nozzle , summer not needed it only supplies hot water. They also sell a cast iron boiler sealer. Boiler solder-by Hercules-
What I don't like are the new igniters. I switched back to the old style- hard to find. But they last forever (some over 20 yrs) the new ones not so much. Supply House is my go to plumbing store. Unreal service.
October 24, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Engineer1993 Lasted 17 years
This boiler is fair. It has a consistent 84% efficiency. I replaced the inner lining at year 10. Boiler was cleaned on a seasonal basis. The boiler has 3 small pin hole leaks in the sections after 17 years. This should have lasted 30 years but poor quality metals used in the new boilers are common. Beware! I am now switching to a tank-less NG water heater for radiant flooring and not going with the low efficiency steam although I love the feel and look of the radiators.
July 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jack depot staff made the purchace work on this boiler
The homeowner install with the help of an experienced boiler guy was done in 5 hours. But the burner would not fire. After research we discovered that the electric coil on the Beckett burner malfunctioned. The Depot staff at the place of purchase took one off a burner they had in stock, so we wouldn't need to wait for Beckett to send it. The replacement part and the burner has worked fine for a month.
January 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jazbo Good Boiler
I was looking for a replacement boiler. Just a simple old school boiler that I could install and service myself if needed. Newer 3 pass style boilers may be more efficient than this one but this pin type has been around for 80 years at least. Easy to get parts for. Any burner tech will understand it unlike some newer type boilers that take a specialist to diagnose and repair. This boiler fit the bill. Completely satisfied with it so far. Reasonably quiet. Comes with a circulator and a draft control, two nozzles and some plumbing parts. Easy to clean with the swing out door.
Old couple here in northern Maine had a new efficient "computerized" type installed. The tech moved away and there was nobody within 200 miles that knew how to work on it when it failed. Something to consider if you live in a rural area. The biggest selling point for me is SIMPLE. An excellent value for the money.
December 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Russ No frills, just works
I've had this unit now for about 5-6 years. While it is not the quietest oil furnace, it works. Cast iron components seem sturdy. Simple controls and setup. Make sure you understand oil combustion and installation procedures. I would say that this is comparable to the Weil McClain WGO series. But, unlike the Weil McClain boilers, this one comes with the burner making it much less expensive.
October 21, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TOMMY GREAT BOILER FOR THE PRICE
GREAT BOILER VERY EASY INSTILLATION VERY QUICK RECOVERY ONE OF BEST AND QUIET BOILERS I EVER INSTALLED
April 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Merlin Boiler System Kits
I have installed 9 of these kits. They are very easy to install and they work great. I have had no complaints from my customers or for the one that I have in my own home. I would greatly recommend these systems to everyone!!!
November 6, 2011