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Thread: Boilers Are Expensive.

  1. #1
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    Boilers Are Expensive.

    They are. Terribly expensive. And I'm afraid to undersize so of course I feel like I'm paying more than I probably need to to get a monster.

    Just venting.

    Cheers.

    Andrew

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    What did you get?
    Luch Scremin
    Engine 15 Brewing Co.
    luch at engine15 dot com

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    I ended up getting a light commercial/heavy residential cast iron Burnham for less than 7K. It's only about 10 HP, but works well for my 10bbl system - with a nice oversized header (that's the ticket I'm told). Oh yeah, and it came unassembled on 4 pallets, but a steam guy I know and me put it together, along with fabricating the header in about 3 1/2 days.

    Installation of the pipe and valves on the otherhand was VERY expensive (around 24K). Then there was the engineering/plans as required by State law - another 3K.

    I hear ya!
    Page Buchanan
    House of Brews
    Madison, WI

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOBWI
    Installation of the pipe and valves on the otherhand was VERY expensive (around 24K). Then there was the engineering/plans as required by State law - another 3K.

    I hear ya!
    How much of that 24K installation was parts, and how much labor and how much was bad luck? This number scares me quite a bit, but I want to be putting a realistic estimate of costs together so any info would be great. Was anything in that 24K non-typical?

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    For the steam header, return piping for condensate, welding the whole thing together, insulating, etc., it will approach or exceed 20k in many circumstances.

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