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Really old gas valve?

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ChrisJ
ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,677
This valve is in a small section of galvanized pipe in my basement.  It appears to be a Hays valve and the piping is 1/2".



Does anyone have any clue how old this is?  The house was built in the 1860s and my only guess is perhaps this piping fed gas lights because it seems too small for anything else except maybe a cooking stove?

House only had electric and oil when we moved in and then I ran all new gas piping.  Later on I found this and thought it was interesting.
Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment

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  • Gordo
    Gordo Member Posts: 857
    edited June 2014
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    That Appears To Be

    from the 1940's maybe?
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  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,677
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    1940s

    Thanks for responding Gordo.



    Definitely not for gas lights then, probably just for a stove. 
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
  • vaporvac
    vaporvac Member Posts: 1,520
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    Wash Tub boiler?

    Hey Chris. My 100yr old house has a gas line that went to a little two-burner stove that was used to boil water in  copper wash tubs.  Not sure it they were still doing that in the 1940s, but maybe.   (It was really a cute piece, but unfortunately an idiot friend threw it out when helping me clean the basement. At least they kept the tub..)
    Two-pipe Trane vaporvacuum system; 1466 edr
    Twinned, staged Slantfin TR50s piped into 4" header with Riello G400 burners; 240K lead, 200K lag Btus. Controlled by Taco Relay and Honeywell RTH6580WF
  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,621
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    It looks like a swivel for a

    gas meter in the second picture to the right of the gas shut off. It could have been for just about anything such as a cooking stove, dryer, etc.
  • icesailor
    icesailor Member Posts: 7,265
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    Eagles:

    From the eyes of an experienced Eagle. Good call.