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Steam boiler with fuel oil burner
I'm looking into purchasing an 1850's farm house with steam boiler and fuel oil burner. The faceplate is hard to read but we think it says Model #0705SU and S/N #7-3842. The fuel oil burner looks to have been replaced recently but the steam boiler looks to be very old. The outside of the boiler is rusty. We were unable to fire the furnace due to the owner not being with us. Can someone tell me how old they think this unit is? And what should I look for the next time I'm at the house. I am not familiar with steam heat and not sure what to look for. Thank you for any assistance.
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