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    Default boiler age?

    Peerless WBV 03 085 WPC

    Serial number 438713-200307

    any help greatly appreciated.

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    I think I got it from another (gasp!) forum.
    July, 2003
    but any verification welcome.


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    I guessing it is much older then 2003. I have never seen that brand before but have done HVAC for 20 plus years. I thinking late seventies to mid eighties. Just from the style of the boiler and some of the controls. But again I am guessing.


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    What I saw posted on the "other" forum was that in 2000 Peerless started with the six digits at the end of the serial number, starting with 4-digit year.


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    John,

    Does that look closer to being 4 years old or to being 20 years old?

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    7th week of 2003 is my guess. Not 20 yrs old with an Energy Star sticker on it. Another way to tell without contacting the mfr. is to compare input BTUs to output. Clunkers might be in the 60% range. Modern oil boilers are approx 84-86% AFUE.

    Sometimes you will see the ANSI Std. date, which tells you it cannot be any older than that.

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    Thanks Bob. It was in the low 80% range, and with the Energy Star, as you say, and general appearance, I think 2003 is right. I wrote to Peerless, too. It's venting into an old, unlined brick chimney, of course.


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Peerless WBV 03 085 WPC

    Serial number 438713-200307

    any help greatly appreciated.
    John,

    Peerless introduced the Model WBV in 2002.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Stephens View Post
    John,

    Peerless introduced the Model WBV in 2002.
    Thanks Billy!


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    Peerless confirmed July 2003.


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    yes the boiler was made July 2003, it looks like it was beat to hell and not taken care of.. If you deside to get a new one or to try and help what you have... put in a riello burner


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