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Ruud Monel Water Heater

SpeyFitter Member Posts: 422
I have a 60 year old Ruud Monel water heater. Is there a market for these? Do they have any value?
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  • targetman
    targetman Member Posts: 105

    Where are you located?
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • bob young
    bob young Member Posts: 2,177
    mungo time

    THE top could be cast iron....chop it off. or if you get a dumb scrap dude....leave it on. could go either way. ask me how i know....lol
  • KevinF
    KevinF Member Posts: 1
    Ruud Monel Water Heater

    I also have a Ruud Monel Water.  I am interested in the value.
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,576

    Let's see what it looks like--NBC
  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,622
    They do not make them

    like that anymore. They just keep going and going and going.

    I have one tank which had the control changed three times it was installed sometime right after the war in the 40's. It is in a relatives house and is still working.

    They have some pretty good junk value. Not sure what the per pound price is.
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
    Monel tank

    I took one in to my scrap dealer a couple of years ago and he said by the time they strip it down to the bare tank, it's not much weight. I think he gave me $30.

    Fair? The guy that owns the scrap yard lives in a $2 million house. Maybe he's just a lot smarter than me.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,295
    another thought

    If it's not leaking and you have a warm place to put it, just use it as a tempering tank to preheat your hot water.  It's a form of recycling that could pay a lot better!

    Yours,  Larry
  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,853
    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
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