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    Beat this!

    Except for fan/limit all original including thermocouple. Even has that gas valve you can manually turn on bypassing every safety control known to man! 1948 Sunbeam.
    Sunbeam 1948 by Glenn Hanson, on Flickr

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    And some nostalgia. A very few of the better ones I have collected over decades.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/southw...57604472975528

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    I just replaced one like this with the blowtorch pilot. I bet their gas bill drops to almost nothing with the new system...

    The genius of the United States Constitution - when it frustrates the government, you know it is working.

    RIP Mr. Gizmo; end of watch 10/27/16

    It was a good situation, until everything went wrong!
    Rub some dirt on it and walk it off...
    We will always know it should have worked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glennhvac View Post
    And some nostalgia. A very few of the better ones I have collected over decades.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/southw...57604472975528
    The recent one I replaced was a Ko Z Aire! One of your pics!

    The genius of the United States Constitution - when it frustrates the government, you know it is working.

    RIP Mr. Gizmo; end of watch 10/27/16

    It was a good situation, until everything went wrong!
    Rub some dirt on it and walk it off...
    We will always know it should have worked!

    “Don't believe signature quotes.” - George Washington

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcstl View Post
    I just replaced one like this with the blowtorch pilot. I bet their gas bill drops to almost nothing with the new system...
    I always tell him that if I shut off this pilot to clean it all the stars will have to be aligned to be sure that Baso will reset. It's got that old style thermocouple. I had one similar to this with THREE original thermocouples all pre bent on a jig from the factory.

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    I haven't seen that female tcouple in many years, like 40 or so. I had the split nut adapter for years and never had to use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike3 View Post
    I haven't seen that female tcouple in many years, like 40 or so. I had the split nut adapter for years and never had to use them.
    I ran into a water heater a couple years ago. Forgot who's but the freaking thermocouple threaded into the valve the OPPOSITE way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glennhvac View Post
    I ran into a water heater a couple years ago. Forgot who's but the freaking thermocouple threaded into the valve the OPPOSITE way!
    Whirlpool's does.

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    That's a real beauty


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    Quote Originally Posted by Glennhvac View Post
    I ran into a water heater a couple years ago. Forgot who's but the freaking thermocouple threaded into the valve the OPPOSITE way!
    Older American water heaters

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    Cool stuff. I was trying to pick a favorite but they're all good. Good job on the photos too.

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    Just looked at more of your pics. You've got an artist's eye. Really enjoyed the spread on Flicker.

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    Impressive! The oldest I've seen in person is a 1973 Coleman (2 in the same week!?).


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    Thank you!
    Quote Originally Posted by icy78 View Post
    Cool stuff. I was trying to pick a favorite but they're all good. Good job on the photos too.

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    Just looked at more of your pics. You've got an artist's eye. Really enjoyed the spread on Flicker.

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