View Full Version : Wanted - Old firetube boiler
01-20-2011, 12:39 PM
I am looking for an old firetube or for that matter water tube boiler coal or oil fired I presume. I want to use it as a decoration.
01-22-2011, 05:38 PM
I have a client who had us install sectionals, and they have a 1956 firetube boiler they would let you have if you want to remove it. If memory serves it is a cleaver brooks, and is 200 hp. awfull lot of work to use as decoration though.
01-24-2011, 10:56 AM
Thanks for the reply. Very True, it would be a lot of work. Where is it located? I am in VA.
01-24-2011, 04:16 PM
01-26-2011, 10:16 AM
I guess I should realistically see if I could just get the front and/or back of an old boiler.
01-26-2011, 01:07 PM
email me and lets see if we can get what you need.
01-28-2011, 10:56 AM
Hi Flange, I am at least looking looking for the front of an old boiler to make into a bar. I know this sounds wierd, but I saw one and its actually really cool. I don't know if the one you are talking about is the right kind but it sounds like it. What is the diameter of the front assuming that it is round. If its not round what would be the dimensions?
Thanks for your help.
01-28-2011, 06:50 PM
its probably eight feet diameter or so. I can take a picture next week if i get time.
01-29-2011, 10:40 AM
WOW! yeah that is pretty big, maybe too big. I am interested in a picture, but don't go out of your way to get it. Thanks again for your response.
01-29-2011, 09:19 PM
I've got the door and frame off some old boilers. not too big. don't have the whole boiler, though.
01-31-2011, 10:20 AM
Biilygoat, can you send me some pics. of what you have? Might be what I'm looking for. I really want the whole front of an old boiler, but would like to see what you have. Thanks for your reply.
01-31-2011, 10:34 AM
I'll take some pics this evening if I can.
came across and abandoned one just an hour ago- two doors and oil burner in base- like a coal converted to oil. cast iron sectional boiler, about 4-5' tall, 2' so wide. has cabinent on it, but inside front looks ok. I'd have to check w/ boss as to how would propose to buy a scrap boiler, though.
02-01-2011, 09:19 PM
got some pics. had two around here. one w/o frame and one with. the single door has chip in one side and the frame has a crack on one sidefile:///G:/DCIM/100NIKON/DSCN3235.JPG
02-02-2011, 02:41 PM
Hey Billygoat, thanks for the reply. Those doors are pretty cool. Did you happen to get a pic of the boiler you are talking about? How much would you let the doors go for?
02-02-2011, 06:25 PM
the one w/o frame you can have, the other 15 or 20 would be nice. they're pretty heavy so (if) shipping them would be the hit on cost.
need to talk to the boss about the other since I don't run the co. Don't know how insurance an all/ liability would work on something like a lead or p/u of old boiler from a customer.
02-02-2011, 06:39 PM
an oldy for you
02-02-2011, 07:05 PM
just remembered, have a riveted expansion tank. was going to make a lamp out of it but never finished. maybe would make a cool accessory as well?
made by "The Coven" manufacturing, has some soldering irons as their seal.
02-03-2011, 01:08 PM
Hey billy goat whats that tank look like?
02-05-2011, 12:40 PM
pics of the tank. made the valve into a switch for the light. didn't get any farther than that with other things going on and busy.
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