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Help determining age of boiler

brande
brande Member Posts: 1
I am looking for help in determining the age of this boiler. All I got from US Boiler is that the company was around 1970

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  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 5,688
    edited July 2016
    I think late 70's--is when it should've been replaced. It's much older then that. I'd guess from the 50's, maybe even 40's
    steve
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 15,329
    I agree. This was a typical "all-fuels" boiler from those decades. I'd be interested to see if there any baffles in the flue passages behind those doors- if not, it's wasting a lot of fuel.

    These boilers were built like tanks and last a long time, but even with baffles a new one would be more efficient.

    If there is asbestos under that metal jacket, replacing the boiler will be a lot more expensive. This may explain why it's still there.
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  • GreenGene
    GreenGene Member Posts: 290
    I would say whatever year the house was built is the age of the boiler.

    It may have burned coal judging by the bottom door missing and oil burner in place, design didn't change much from 1800's to 1950's, the jacket did, and yes, there is asbestos under that jacket.
  • GreenGene
    GreenGene Member Posts: 290
    Irvington NY, that's old, they started in 1849 making greenhouses, well Lord & Burnham, I think the boilers came in as the greenhouses needed them and they decided to add that line but Dan must know.

    Not sure when they started leaving Irvington for Lancaster Pa but they were out of NY by 1988.