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Switching from No. 6 to No. 2 Oil or to Gas: Sample Proposals and Costs

New York City

June 20, 2013

No. 6 to No. 2

• Access, remove product, and thoroughly squeegee clean existing 7,500-gallon above-ground No. 6 oil tank in order to prepare tank for storage of new No. 2 fuel oil. Conduct a certified tank test after cleaning to determine if tank is sound before adding new fuel supply.

• Furnish and install required anti-siphon and shutoff valve on oil supply line and vent whistle on oil tank vent line.

• Remove existing water line and electric oil heaters from boiler and burner. Modify oil piping for No. 2 fuel oil operation and install proper oil strainer baskets. Start up and test existing oil burner for No. 2 fuel oil operation.

• Furnish and install 3 x 3 fire door.

• Steam-clean oil lines, suction, supply, and return lines.

• Reseal tank using new gasket, nuts, and bolts.

• Clean existing oil tank room and apply epoxy sealant to floor and lower oil tank room walls to required level in order to create a containment barrier equivalent to 110 percent of oil-tank capacity.

• Pull oil line and cap.

• Provide the services of an NYS PE to file all necessary plans and applications. Conduct all necessary tests and inspections. Obtain all final approvals from NYC DOB and NYS DEC.

Purchaser's Responsibilities

• Modifications to the existing chimney.

• Any additional electrical service.

• Any oil tank environmental issues, including any tank repair or environmental cleanup.

• Any existing violations, fines and fees.

COST: No. 6 to No. 2: $15,250.00

 

No. 6 to Gas

• Furnish and install one mobile boiler to provide hot water supply to the building during the entire length of the project. Note: fuel required to operate mobile boiler will be provided and paid for by the building.

• Furnish and install new stainless-steel chimney liner; the existing liner is brick-lined and not acceptable to burner gas.

• Dismantle and remove the existing oil-burning equipment, attached piping, water line heater and related controls.

• Furnish and install one new burner, capable of burning No. 2 fuel oil and natural gas. Job will be set for natural gas only.

• Furnish and install one new 8-inch steam header shutoff valve and 4-inch return shutoff valve.

• Furnish and install a new 1-inch boiler control line with individual fittings and siphon loops for each new boiler control. Controls to be installed to the burner replacement shall be as follows (one of each):

         Programmer Relay

         Pressure Control

         Manual Reset Control

         Aquastat

         Potentiameter Control

         Low-Water Cutoff

• Access and thoroughly clean existing 7,500-gallon above-ground fuel oil storage tank to prepare tank for decommission.

• Provide a penetration and sleeve for new high gas-pressure service. Furnish and install approximately 125 feet of gas supply line. Gas supply piping to new burner will be equipped with one new 3-inch gas train assembly. Gas piping will include tie-in of new service to existing house gas meters and piping.

• Dismantle and remove all old electrical control cabinets, switches, wiring, and components no longer being utilized as part of the burner system. Furnish and install all necessary and adequate electrical material and wiring for a completely operational boiler/burner.

• File all necessary plans and permits for the installation of the new gas/oil burners and gas piping to comply with all city ordinances and municipal rules and regulations. Obtain all final certifications and approvals pertaining to this project.

• Upon completion, leave the boiler room in a broom-swept condition and remove all debris caused by the installation.

Purchaser's Responsibilities

• Modifications to the existing chimney.

• Any additional electrical service.

• Any oil tank environmental issues, including any tank repair or environmental cleanup.

• Any existing violations, fines, and fees.

• Asbestos removal.

COST: No. 6 to Gas: $294,000.00

 

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