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Never saw this LWCO before

Robert O'BrienRobert O'Brien Member Posts: 2,930
34 years and this is a first!
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  • gerry gillgerry gill Member Posts: 2,663
    cool, i cant read the label plate.

    any chance you can post what it says.

    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • MikeyBMikeyB Member Posts: 696

    Very cool, does it work? 

    Is there a way to drain that thing?
  • Robert O'BrienRobert O'Brien Member Posts: 2,930
    Homart (Sears) 651

    Homart boiler,I'd guess late 50's-early 60's
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  • Hap_HazzardHap_Hazzard Member Posts: 1,349
    PART NUMBER: 651.9228

    If I looked it up right, the part number is 651.9228, but they say it's no longer available.
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S
    3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • SteamheadSteamhead Member Posts: 11,322
    Sears boilers

    were supplied by Delco some decades ago, more recently Dunkirk.  I think I see where they say who made that LWCO, but can't make it out.

    What are you going to replace it with?
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  • Robert O'BrienRobert O'Brien Member Posts: 2,930

    If I told you,I'd ruin your holiday. Hint,there are 2 HW zones off the boiler
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  • R ManninoR Mannino Member Posts: 422

    Hot water?
  • Jean-David BeyerJean-David Beyer Member Posts: 2,530
    I did not look it up, but I blew up the picture.

    It has a HOMART logo on top.

    Then a line of small blurry text.



    easily read,

    then a hole that might be for a set-screw


    Model ?K 01 [3 or 8] 51


    110 V 4.6 AMP 1/4 HP


    MFD BY blurry CONTROLS U.S.A.

    blurry might be LE??A??
  • Hap_HazzardHap_Hazzard Member Posts: 1,349
    Homart History

    Homart was a brand name owned by Sears and used to market heating equipment manufactured by Dornback Furnace and Foundry of Garfield Heights, Ohio from the mid-40s to 1968. Sears let the trademark expire in 1992, and Dornback was acquired by Adams Manufacturing that same year. They are still in business but today only make hot-air furnaces which they sell under their own name.

    Of course, this is probably all academic since it's unlikely that Dornback manufactured the controls or even chose which controls and trim Sears packaged with their boilers.
    1983(?) Peerless G-561-W-S
    3" drop header, CG400-1090, VXT-24
  • Charlie from wmassCharlie from wmass Member Posts: 3,911
    wow nice dirt leg on that water heater

    I see you got shoddy workers there too. Of course the boiler was from sears I should not expect miracles.
    Cost is what you spend , value is what you get.

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  • ChrisJChrisJ Member Posts: 8,611

    The house I grew up in which my parents sold in 2006 had a Homart 1/2HP sump pump from 1958.  Was one of the best pumps I have ever seen and many pumps came and gone while that one just sat there working (we had 3 in the house).  It was sold with the house.

    Never knew they made other things.  I guess its kind of like the Kenmore name is now?
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  • billtwocasebilltwocase Member Posts: 2,385
    edited July 2013

    we always refered to them as homfart.  Heil made furnaces for them years back, as well as Delco, as Charlie said. Far from top of the line products. LWCO Looks like an ITT made it for Homart? 
  • Dave in QCADave in QCA Member Posts: 1,660
    Sears Catalog

    One very nice thing about the Homart line of furnaces and boilers, etc., is that they were pictured in the Sears catalog.  Not only did they describe the product very well, but they also showed diagrams of hot it could be installed.  Looking back, I now find it more than just a little bit humerus that I, as a 5th grader, figured out how we could install a hot-water baseboard system in our house.  Of course, we didn't to it. 

    Several years later, when I was a senior in high school, I did install a new gas furnace with a much needed split system central AC, which allowed us to stop using the old swamp cooler.  My dad was fully prepared to call the service department at Sears and have them finish the job, but he was pleasantly surprised when the system worked just fine.

    Sears Homart may have been less than top of the line quality, but they put reasonable priced products and installation information within the reach of the average everyday person.
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    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.
  • PumpguyPumpguy Member Posts: 272
    edited July 2013
    During the summer

    of '56, my dad and I installed a Sears hot water heating system in his house.  Built in '50, it had a coal fired gravity hot air heating plant.  Sears furnished the whole kit; the boiler, baseboard radiators, copper tube and fittings, controls, black pipe, pipe vice, threading dies.  Even lard oil for threading the pipe.  Had to change a few seals in the circulating pump over the years, but it wasn't until his later years that my dad had others maintain it.  The circulating pump got changed out to a B&G in the mid 80's, and the boiler in the mid 90's.  Actually, there was really nothing wrong with the boiler, but due to its age, my dad thought it would be prudent to change it out. 
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