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  1. #1
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    Default Neeca & Campiglio Boiler

    I inspected a 1986 home with what appeared to be an original oil-fired boiler by Neeca & Campiglio, Neca Mayor. I never heard of this brand before. Worked fine, but getting on in years. Service tag was outdated, so I recommended full service an condition assessment. Anyone out there have any experience with these? Any thoughts on reporting to the client?
    Thanks!

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    Donald Bissex
    Melrose, Massachusetts
    www.mystichomeinspection.com

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    Default Re: Neeca & Campiglio Boiler

    Some conventional thought is that a boiler lasts 20 or so years. A boiler that is maintained will last for 80 years. The burner will be repaired and replaced at some time along with the controls. Efficiency is the real issue.

    Not familiar with the brand. Try a Google of "Neca boiler". You also might make a stop by a local plumbing supply house and they just might have something for you.


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    Default Re: Neeca & Campiglio Boiler

    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    Some conventional thought is that a boiler lasts 20 or so years. A boiler that is maintained will last for 80 years. The burner will be repaired and replaced at some time along with the controls. Efficiency is the real issue.

    Not familiar with the brand. Try a Google of "Neca boiler". You also might make a stop by a local plumbing supply house and they just might have something for you.
    Like most things, boiler service life varies significantly with various factors. A builders grade steel boiler, or a steel boiler with steam heat will not last 80 years. A cast iron boiler with rubber o-rings between sections will not last 80 years. An 80 year old cast iron boiler with steel push nipples will last 80 years. I tell clients a boiler should typically last 25-35 years, maybe longer if it is good quality. I don't see many of the cheap steel boilers anymore. There were a ton of manufacturers after WWII, but with the lack of a market for new construction boilers most have gone out of business.


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