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can anyone identify this? My house was built in 1921. This is in the basement.
That is a very old steam boiler that use to operate on coal. Do you still have steam in the house?0
No steam in the house. I have tried to google this boiler to get more info about it but have not had any luck. As you can see, there are parts missing and I can't find any model information. Do you know where I could find information on this? We find it interesting and I would like to know more about it. Thank you for responding.0
Is there a name on it? Looks like something is cast into the upper left side.0
The only "name" I could find on it is Arco. The was on the top right steam regulator. I was googling that when I came across this site. The markings on the top left is steam PSI.0
I think that ChrisJ should restore it , it would really compliment his Fridge, about the same size.0
Probably was originally and some idiot tore it out.BillE said:
No steam in the house
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Towson, MD, USA
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The name was probably on the lower ash door that is missing. What is stamped inside the hinge on the lower right?LANGAN'S PLUMBING & HEATING LLC
Considerate People, Considerate Service, Consider It Done!
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You may find more information here if you look in the library for ARCO, (American radiator company).
It looks to have some of the draft regulator counterweight linkage, and the pressure relief valve on it. Could be from 1890.
At some point, possibly due to a lack of steam knowledge, a contractor removed it and the system it supplied.
You could have been enjoying very quiet, even, and economical heat, had it not been for that fellow!--NBC0
ChrisJ Member Posts: 14,436JUGHNE said:
I think that ChrisJ should restore it , it would really compliment his Fridge, about the same size.
But boilers? No thanks.
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 treatment1
I would clean it up, paint it and use it as a patio fireplace.0
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