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Repco boilers

clammyclammy Posts: 1,935Member ✭✭✭
I don't think there made any more but the ones i replaced where quite heavy for a small unit last along time also i removed one last year and sha was really heavy for a small hw boiler about 550 lbs good luck peace clammy
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  • John R. HallJohn R. Hall Posts: 2,246Member
    Can't find on Web

    Has anyone heard of this company? Did they merge with another or gone out of business? They made residential boilers and were located in Philadelphia. I can find any results on the Web. Thanks.
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  • They're gone John

    Repco or Republic Steel Boiler Co. went out of business back in the early 80's. I believe that they were based out of Cinnaminson, NJ back then and that Vaillant used the same facility for distribution and final assembly when they came into the country at about the same time period.

    Glenn Stanton

    Manager of Training

    Burnham Hydronics

    www.burnham.com
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  • KevinjKevinj Posts: 67Member
    Repco

    John,


    According to the manual for my REPCO, they were in Phildelphia, PA. I agree with Glenn that they are gone and The other comment about being heavy for their size.
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  • Not that it matters

    But their offices could have been in Philly. I'm fairly sure the assembly plant was in NJ though as I remember Vaillant moving into the facility.

    Glenn Stanton

    Manager of Training

    Burnham Hydronics

    www.burnham.com
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  • John , what exactly are you looking for ?

    I think I have an old installation manual for the oil fired tin can , if you want it .

    The tin can Repco was a builders special and one of the lightest boilers . The dry based cast boiler was alot heavier than it looked . Both versions would burn a hole through their chamber eventually .
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  • John R. HallJohn R. Hall Posts: 2,246Member
    Thanks guys

    I was just curious because I hadn't heard of the company and that particular boiler was in the basement of the 99-year-old woman who I mentioned in another thread. The boiler was holding up pretty well despite the lack of proper maintenance on it over the years. I just wanted to drop a note to the company.
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  • grassrootgrassroot Posts: 2Member
    repco boiler

    Hello, I bought a house last year. the repco boiler works fine during the first winter. I do not

    know when the fire seed was distinguished, so I shut down the system following the instruction. Now I followed the instruction to turn on the system but failed to light it (to have the pilot switch light the boiler). I checked the circuit on the lighting device and found no electricity. also I am not sure this type boiler needs to change water or not and how? million thanks in advance for any suggestion and help.
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  • grassrootgrassroot Posts: 2Member
    repco boiler

    Hello, I bought a house last year. the repco boiler works fine during the first winter. I do not

    know when the fire seed was distinguished, so I shut down the system following the instruction. Now I followed the instruction to turn on the system but failed to light it (to have the pilot switch light the boiler). I checked the circuit on the lighting device and found no electricity. also I am not sure this type boiler needs to change water or not and how? million thanks in advance for any suggestion and help.
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  • billtwocasebilltwocase Posts: 2,048Member ✭✭✭
    Repco

    also made a dry base cast iron boiler as well as the common steel boiler for residential, oil fired anyway.
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  • Tim McElwainTim McElwain Posts: 3,177Member ✭✭✭
    Grassroot, if I understand you correctly

    your pilot is out and you want to relight the pilot, is that correct?



    If so what is the Make and numbers on the gas valve and is it a thermocouple style pilot? A picture would help.
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  • MVAMVA Posts: 1Member
    Hoval DuoLyt 52 Multi Fuel Boiler

    I have a DuoLyt 52 boiler purchased from Repco Products, Phila. PA.

    I need the following parts: 1) Landis GYR #RAK21.2/2298A limit control; 2) Safety Overheat Coil-Conn. for Hotwater Drain; 3) Autom - mixing valve.
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  • earl burnermannearl burnermann Posts: 126Member
    I wonder

    how those builder special boilers would do today. Back when those Repco's where burning though it seemed to be common practice by too many mechanics to keep down-firing them until there was back pressure on them with the smallest nozzles. These boilers where quite easy to clean. If the back pressure could have been avoided they may not have failed at the rate they did.
    If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy!
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  • 3000bhp3000bhp Posts: 1Member
    Repco Products Corp

    I have a Repco Products Corp 2-pass firetube boiler in my

    home that I need to replace. I’m not sure if it’s original as the home was

    built in 1957.





    The existing boiler is in the kitchen (yes, the boiler is

    located in the kitchen) and the new boiler will need to go back in the same

    spot. The breaching connects behind the boiler and everything is pretty tight.





    I am looking for suggestions for a replacement boiler.

    Thanks.  
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  • SWEISWEI Posts: 4,653Member ✭✭✭
    Try reposting in a new thread

    And pick the best forum (perhaps Strictly Steam, Radiant Heating or Main Wall.)
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  • JStarJStar Posts: 2,335Member ✭✭✭
    Boiler

    We see a lot of kitchen boilers in the ranch on slab homes in my neighborhood. The best thing you can do is install a wall hung high efficiency boiler. Extremely quiet. And I bet the heat source is radiant floors. Perfect for that application.
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