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    The old American standard boiler



    Changed the thermocouple out. Pump has been replaced and gas valve.


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    Dang,...what does the other " NOTICE " say...

    I believe those type of thermostats have a distinctive sound when it either opens or closes, may have a tiny magnet in there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazooka Joey View Post
    Dang,...what does the other " NOTICE " say...

    I believe those type of thermostats have a distinctive sound when it either opens or closes, may have a tiny magnet in there?
    It says water main shut off located behind this door. Turn the red knob clockwise to shut water off


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    It’s hanging on that brown cabinet to the right of the boiler picture which is not really a cabinet it is just a door with an open bottom this is the combustion air for the room covers the hole to the crawlspace basically


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    Pure simplicity boiler, simple water piping, as long as the HX and burner tubes hold up its good for another 100 years....unless the Green Deal gets it...

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    I think I can one up you

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrammel View Post
    I think I can one up you
    This American standard oil boiler has to be at least 75 years old right?



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    How do you tell the year or age?


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    that is one old boiler built to last

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisevansac View Post
    How do you tell the year or age?


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    Model & Serial number


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    The latest This Old House project has the original American Standard boiler, looks like the OP's. Wonder what Richard ends up doing? Talking about removing baseboard for in floor radiation. Mod Con?

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    I always liked the shape of the snowman style boilers all covered in snow that had been converted 3 or more times. Simple and quiet.
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    This old unit will out last many of to days junk piles

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