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Whoe's seen one of these? And WTH is it?

Steve_35Steve_35 Member Posts: 546
I came across this the other day on a steam job.  The diameter is about 5' and I'd say it was about 24"-30" deep.  There were a couple of chunks of coal in there and what appeared to be ash.


  • Pic?

    A pic would help.
  • TJ_5TJ_5 Member Posts: 71

    Is it  underground steam piping  If so it could be gilsonite (spelling) a type of insulation poured around steam piping as a powerish and then solidifies under the steam temp.
  • Paul Fredricks_3Paul Fredricks_3 Member Posts: 1,549

    It's a Frisbee inducifier, with a left handed parallel krenny on the right side.

    Yeah, a picture.
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 14,184
    It was probably

    an ash dump for a coal stoker. The stoker dumped all the ashes in there, and someone removed them from the basement by hand.
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