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American Standard Ex-40cm boiler

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micagu
micagu Member Posts: 5
I'm looking for a data sheet or rating plate for this boiler.

I've already contacted American Standard, they sold their boiler division to Burnham.
Burnham advised that this boiler model was not included in the models they purchased from American standard.

Not sure where I should continue my search, any suggestions?

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,893
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    It doesn't appear in the Beacon reference. Post some pictures, let's have a look at it.
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  • micagu
    micagu Member Posts: 5
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    American Standard has not been helpful at all.

    The rep I've been dealing with keeps asking for a model number. She is not satisfied with the model number I've supplied. It is handwritten on the boiler (probably written by the mechanic that tossed the rating plate) and on every document that I can produce--documents going back as far as 1992. (The boiler is older than '92, I just couldn't find documents older than that)

    I've asked for someone more historical knowledge. I've asked for the name of the company, other than Burnham, that purchased their boiler division.
    I've asked for a sample data/cut sheet or rating plate so that I determine the information contained with hopes that the buildings department would find that as acceptable proof to cure the violation.

    I get nothing.

    Just another request for a serial number or model number, and "I'm sorry I can't help you"

    I cannot possibly believe I'm the only one with this boiler.














  • RJMCTAFO
    RJMCTAFO Member Posts: 113
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    I may be mistaken but that is an Arcoliner A3. What specially are you looking for as far as info?
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,893
    edited November 2015
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    RJMCTAFO is correct. That's either an A-3 series (most likely) or a V-3 series which superseded the A-3 series just before American-Standard sold their boiler division to Burnham. It dates back to the 1960s or very early 1970s. At least it now has a better burner than the DH-series it probably came with.

    Variations on the A-3 were the FR-A-3 which had a flame-retention burner, and the PFA-3 which was set up with positive pressure over the fire.

    I see that boiler also has a MD number- you're located in Maryland, right?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • micagu
    micagu Member Posts: 5
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    I'm looking to cure a violation which requires a data sheet or a rating plate.

    streamhead, you're right, it was installed in the early 70s

    I'm actually in New York not Maryland
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,893
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    Too bad. I'm in Maryland.

    How many sections does that boiler have?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • micagu
    micagu Member Posts: 5
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    6 sections
  • micagu
    micagu Member Posts: 5
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    I called American standard again, they can't find anything relating to arcoliner.
    Called Burnham as well, they advised they didn't pick up the Arcoliner models, they only bought the AS hyronics line. Specifically models G4, G6, and G60 which were manufactured between 1955 and 1961.