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  1. #27
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    Jan 2007
    Mn the state where absolutey nothing is allowed
    is that a chain draped across it? the really cool ones had a system of pulleys, long chain and a lever system in the kitchen that would connect to the air shutter.. in the coal days you could control the draft/fire/temperature all from the comfort of the kitchen!

    in any old house, keep an eye out for little pulleys on the joists. cool stuff

    and yes, comfortable. " we dont need no stinking 35 deg td efficiency" try 130 deg temp rise! as 200 deg was the usual limit setting
    my boss thinks its possible to repeal the laws of physics

  2. #28
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    Jun 2011
    Detroit vicinity, Michigan
    Quote Originally Posted by artdavila View Post
    Their product was too good? No repeat customers....
    Yep, one and done.

  3. #29
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    Dec 2011
    San Antonio, TX
    Way cool. Don't see those in south Texas.

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  4. #30
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    Sep 2012
    Its a really nice old. I have only seen one. my guess 1946.

  5. #31
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    Jul 2000
    Sulphur, Louisiana, USA
    BC or AD

  6. #32
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    Mar 2004
    SE Michigan
    “Now the freaks are on television, the freaks are in the movies. And it’s no longer the sideshow, it’s the whole show. The colorful circus and the clowns and the elephants, for all intents and purposes, are gone, and we’re dealing only with the freaks.” - Jonathan Winters

  7. #33
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    Jan 2009
    Keokuk, IA
    Most 1920's bungalows in town here (working class homes) have coal chutes on the side of the house and likely had one of these. I think most got replaced nd upgraded in the 1970's or 80's. Only the upscale homes at the time tended to have hot water or steam heat. Prior to 1880, most homes were still heated with wood or coal fireplaces or stoves I believe. Low pressure coal gas showed up after that. First for lighting but I think later for heating. Oil also wasn;t uncommon.

    In my house I have the old original low pressure gas lines (probably for domestic water heating only... I should take a photo of the old valve I recently removed, still in great shape), an buried outdoor oil tank (that I choose to believe was removed (I'm not going digging) and hopefully was fileld with sand, and then the modern gas lines. The oil was a nice set-up since the tank was buried and the oil could be filled from a pipe that went 80' out to the curb. The firepalce also has little swivel trap doors for ash, with cleanout doors in the basment.

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