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Has anyone ever seen one of these?

BRIANJ
BRIANJ Member Posts: 118
Saw this on ebay. Looked like a nice tester. Sorry I didn't post it while it was still active. 

<a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/130648871515?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649">http://www.ebay.com/itm/130648871515?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649</a>



brian

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,736
    That old beauty

    is now at our shop!
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
    I'm hugely

    JEALOUS!!!
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • BRIANJ
    BRIANJ Member Posts: 118
    I guess you did see it

    Congratulations Steamhead.
  • Dave in QCA
    Dave in QCA Member Posts: 1,785
    Jealous Too!

    I did not see this item!  If I had, I would have been bidding.  I would have paid more than $25!   You gotta good deal, Steamhead!
    Dave in Quad Cities, America
    Weil-McLain 680 with Riello 2-stage burner, December 2012. Firing rate=375MBH Low, 690MBH Hi.
    System = Early Dunham 2-pipe Vacuo-Vapor (inlet and outlet both at bottom of radiators) Traps are Dunham #2 rebuilt w. Barnes-Jones Cage Units, Dunham-Bush 1E, Mepco 1E, and Armstrong TS-2. All valves haveTunstall orifices sized at 8 oz.
    Current connected load EDR= 1,259 sq ft, Original system EDR = 2,100 sq ft Vaporstat, 13 oz cutout, 4 oz cutin - Temp. control Tekmar 279.
    http://grandviewdavenport.com
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,736
    Credit Gordo

    he saw it before I did.



    I'll get him to take some pics of what was in there. It appears to be a salesman's demo unit for Hoffman's #2 vacuum vent. Lucky it missed the World War 2 scrap metal drives.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,849
    Cool!

    What does it do?
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,736
    As far as I can tell

    You fill it with water, screw a vent into it and light off a can of Sterno underneath. The vent closes on temperature, then you take it off the flame and watch it form a vacuum.



    I believe it has some sort of safety valve. Also there is a cock so you can release the vacuum, and a glass opening to see the water level.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,849
    A conversation piece.

    I don't suppose you can put a teabag in there. :-)
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • Hap_Hazzard
    Hap_Hazzard Member Posts: 2,849
    edited March 2012
    Another collector's item

    I happened to come across this today and thought is was cute. Might make a nice paperweight. If you still use paper. :-)



    http://www.ebay.com/itm/STEAM-RADIATOR-from-REUTTER-PORCELAIN-miniature-/150706728613?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2316d22ea5#ht_500wt_1180
    Just another DIYer | King of Prussia, PA
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S | 3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
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