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Nationwide Boiler knows that renting boilers, whether in an emergency, for scheduled maintenance, or to meet peak-season demands, can be full of surprises. Frequently, even experienced renters are surprised by what is not included with most rental boilers. And most surprises are expensive – both in time and money.

Before you make a rental commitment call Nationwide Boiler, the “No Surprise” boiler professionals and ask if the above items are included. Then call our competitors. We will do whatever it takes to make sure your rental project is a success, without any unpleasant surprise and we offer a complete rental package that ensures you quickly get operating again.

  1. Boiler Inspection
    Have you inspected the boiler for plugged tubes, age, electrical etc? Some people rent boilers like calling a used car lot, negotiate price and then make a deal over the phone. This can be disastrous.

  2. Freight
    Are the freight charges firm? Some boilers may have to take indirect routes (road clearance problems) costing many thousand of dollars extra. 

  3. In-transit Rental
    When does the rent start and stop? On rail shipment, delays are common and your rent can keep running for three or four weeks in each direction adding one-two month’s of unexpected rent.

  4. Steam Header Valve
    Is one included with the boiler? New ones cost between $2,000.00 and $8,000.00 each.

  5. Blowdown Valves
    Are they included? New ones cost $200.00 to $1,000.00 each. Are they mounted or shipped loose?

  6. Voltage
    Is the boiler set up for proper voltage prior to shipment? Is the fan starter included? These items can save you money on fieldwork.

  7. Exhaust stack (stub stack)
    Is one included and does it have properly sized transition pieces? Does it have to be shipped on separate truck? Freestanding stacks can be a real problem installing and removing. This can mean considerable fieldwork and expense.

  8. Control Panel
    Is the panel mounted on the boiler or shipped loose? Is it weatherproof? Considerable time and expense in field wiring and tubing is common with remote panels.

  9. Guarantee
    What will the boiler company cover on parts and callbacks? Some companies say return the broken part to the factory and you pay freight and installation labor.

  10. Economizer
    Is one included and is it pre-piped? Do you need separate support and transition pieces? Will it be costly to install and remove?

  11. Blower
    Is the blower on the boiler or shipped loose on a separate truck? This could be expensive for freight and installation costs.

  12. Weather Proof
    Is the boiler designed for outdoor use? If not, additional cost will be involved to build an enclosure. Electrical controls could be water soaked during installation and shipping.

  13. Hydrostatic Test
    Will you be charged for a hydrostatic test when the boiler is returned?

  14. Shipping Damage
    Will you have to go back to the carrier to cover broken parts, etc. during shipment or will the rental company assume responsibility?

  15. Loading & Shoring of Refractory
    Will you be charged for loading at the storage location including blocking of the firebrick? This can cost $2,000.00 to $5,000.00 and the same when you load out at job-site. This could mean $4,000.00 to $10,000.00 of unexpected cost.

  16. Safety Valves
    Are the boiler safety valves set at the proper pressure to protect your steam system? If not, you may need new valves costing $200.00 to over $1,500.000 each or have them reset for $200.00 to over $600.00 each.

  17. Oil Pump
    Is a pump set needed and is it included in the rental price? Is it pre-piped and wired as an integral part of the boiler unit? If not included, this could cost $500.00 to $5,000.00 material and labor over the rental cost.

  18. Testing
    Has the proposed rental boiler been test fired recently? Is it coming direct from another job without shop check out? If this is the case many start-up problems can develop causing delays.

  19. Maintenance
    Will you be charged for routine maintenance when boiler is returned to storage? Some charge for new gaskets, gauge glasses, painting, cleaning, washout, and flat tires on trailer and refractory repairs.

  20. Catwalks & Ladders
    Is the boiler supplied with catwalks & ladders? These items can save you valuable time and money during installation and operation. Savings of $500.00 to $2,000.00 in man-hours are not uncommon.
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