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    Default Used boiler needed

    Just had an American Arcoliner boiler crap out. Used to heat small, one-family house (steam). Becket oil burner in good condition. Looking to purchase a used boiler or the whole shebang if necessary. New York City area. Any leads most appreciated.

    Contact Brian at 973-865-1863 or email at bmccabe@ferret-properties.com.

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    http://www.aristoltd.com/

    Most used boilers are not worth the effort to remove and reinstall them. I wouldn't pay anyone to install someone else's junk.

    You might try www.craigslist.com

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    I can only imagine how crappy the places he has must be if he is to cheap to find a heating guy to install a new boiler.

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    HAHAHAHA... From his website:

    There are two faces to property rehabilitation and one isn't so pretty. One is when property is purchased and quickly resold for a large profit, after little or no meaningful rehabilitation. I think those who engage in this kind of property rehabilitation harm neighborhoods and families rather then help them.

    Then there's meaningful rehabilitation...giving new life to older homes is what Ferret Properties is all about. As a developer of high-quality rehabs, we feel no kinship whatsoever with those who enhance the cosmetics of a house, while leaving potentially serious problems for the buyer.

    See how good a rehab can be! Take a look at a few rehabbed houses. Then take a look at a Ferret Properties rehab. You will be amazed at the difference. From design changes that make the home more functional to our attention to detail, a Ferret Properties home stands apart. And, isn't that what your family deserves?
    http://www.ferret-properties.com/

    This from someone who's looking for a used boiler. Uh-huh...

    Hopefully people notice the name of his outfit, realize it's a better description than his sales pitch!
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    it smells like......victory......

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    Default How nasty...

    This house is not for sale, smart guy. It is a rental house in a bad area that has twice been vandalized for copper. The boiler that is being replaced is an old coal-burning conversion that was on its last legs. The used boiler that I was able to get is a one-year-old, 178K btu Peerless in near-perfect condition. It was installed by a master plumber this weekend and he was impressed with its condition. So, before you carry on like a member of the the morality police perhaps you should know more about the background of the matter you are commenting on.

    And, by the way, spend a day with me and see the kind of work we put into the houses we rehab and compare to others you see in the areas where we work. That is, if you have the guts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmccabe View Post
    This house is not for sale, smart guy. It is a rental house in a bad area that has twice been vandalized for copper. The boiler that is being replaced is an old coal-burning conversion that was on its last legs. The used boiler that I was able to get is a one-year-old, 178K btu Peerless in near-perfect condition. It was installed by a master plumber this weekend and he was impressed with its condition. So, before you carry on like a member of the the morality police perhaps you should know more about the background of the matter you are commenting on.
    Sorry for the misunderstanding - didn't know you could find 2nd hand boilers in good condition - people tend to wait until they're on their last legs to replace them, so 2nd hand = junk.

    And, by the way, spend a day with me and see the kind of work we put into the houses we rehab and compare to others you see in the areas where we work. That is, if you have the guts.
    I used to live & work in Bed-Stuy, across the street from the projects. My landlord dealt crack off my front stoop... I watched 14-yr-old kids shoot it out in front of the house while I was running crown one day... got off the ladder & hit the floor pretty quick! So, no worries.

    If you're actually doing good work on the rougher side of town... kudos, and my sincere apologies.

    But surely you understand why I'd be dubious? Lots of unethical flippers in those neighbourhoods. Seems like poor folk are more easily duped, or something... I'm sure you've seen/met enough of the scammers, to understand why I'd be suspicious.

    If you're not one of those, like I said, you have my sincere apologies.
    Master Plumber Mark:

    there is nothing better than the
    manly smell of WD 40 in the air
    while banging away on brass with a chisel and hammer...

    it smells like......victory......

    do not hit your thumb...
    __________________
    Just so everyone's clear: I'm the POODLE in the picture ("french", get it?) The hot woman is my wife.

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    Look for a possible 'scratch and dent' sale? I've saved on showroom units or ones that were dented during s&h. No functional issues, just cosmetics.

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