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Thread: You want to keep WHAT?
08-27-2008, 02:21 PM #1
You want to keep WHAT?
Late 1800's-1910 install (Nice insulation upgrade)
Nice electrical to go with it.
Let's not forget about the first whole house vacuum system in Portland, Oregon. All piping is cast iron!
Nice data tag, hope you can read it.
Lets integrate a Buderus wall hung and indirect and make it so I can use oil or gas and always the indirect , Ookaay
All is working very well. Abatement company did the asbestos removal
Finshed the indirect after pics were taken.Proud supporter of Springfield Millers and Oregon Ducks.
08-27-2008, 03:08 PM #2
Hey, at least you didn't have to move that heap!If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.
08-27-2008, 03:24 PM #3
Please don't tell me you threw all those old temperature gauges away!"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the public's own money.
- Alexis de Toqueville, 1835
08-27-2008, 04:54 PM #4
Nothing has been removed other than some 3" cast fittings, all the gauges are still there. Still using the old operator however, I added a strap on high limit and when powered up the Taco switching relay handles the new pumps and closes TT. When energized a 120 VAC peanut relay changes the stat from the Buderus to the chunk of iron. Works well, the customer actually used heat last night from the oil fired clunker and is happy as can be. Sure likes the speed of a circulating system.Proud supporter of Springfield Millers and Oregon Ducks.
08-27-2008, 05:48 PM #5
Why is this in the wall of shame?
It looks pretty damn good from here!
Back then it looks like they were proud to put UNITED STATES on the hardware! Nice!True Heavy Metal Geek
08-27-2008, 08:55 PM #6
Find it entertianing!
I just got the camera repowered and it can do vids., working on that. Took some cool pics. of a old jeep flat fender today for the Jeep forum.
I cannot leave them out of the this country side. Nothing on our side was good or bad. Sorry guys.
08-27-2008, 09:05 PM #7
Good stuff wrong wall. ThanksBuild it and it will break. Fix it and it will work. Ignore it and will cost more. Patch it and it will get worse. Cross the bridge before the flood.
08-27-2008, 10:54 PM #8Professional Member
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[QUOTE=millerman;1972882]Late 1800's-1910 install (Nice insulation upgrade)
That is identical, except for the size of the fuel feed door, to the steamer I had to replace two years ago.
It was in use for domestic heat until about 1952, when the HO upgraded to modern oil heat. The contractor sold it to my dad to heat an uninsulated roller skating rink. In 1982 I added a baseboard heat loop to it to heat my house.
During the winter/spring of 2006 it began to use water. I first suspected another leak in a return line until after it was shut down for several days I found wet ashes. A flashlight inspection revealed a very wet corner in the fire side of the rear section.
I was able to find a smaller newer boiler at Meyers in Johnstown, PA. Took my time after reading Dan Holohan' book and was able to rise the challenge.
08-28-2008, 05:13 PM #9Regular Guest
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so dose the house still have the existing steam radiators? or did you change them out? curious how well it will work when the system has a high heat demand.
the pic is a steam to liquid/hydronic. heat exchanger
08-28-2008, 09:12 PM #10
that system looks pretty damn cool! i cant believe how nice it looks for being that old. most people that may have systems like that use it for storing dirty diapers and stuff.HVAC PRO IN THE MAKING
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08-29-2008, 07:58 PM #11
This system has been hot water for as long as the homeowner remembers. I posted this here because this is where I usually visit and the shame was kind of on the homeowner for wanting to keep the old gal. I do like the way it turned out, pretty clean but breaking that 3" piping was a drag.Proud supporter of Springfield Millers and Oregon Ducks.
08-29-2008, 09:53 PM #12
09-01-2008, 09:35 AM #13
Were else would be this much fun?! I have only a few more places with this many great people to interact with.