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Chappee boiler help

brocken
brocken Member Posts: 2
I have a Chappee boiler in my basement that was used for years and functions great but was unhooked/retired when we upgraded the gas heater. I would now like to remove it and get it a new home. My questions are the following, :smile:
Does anyone have an idea on how much it weighs, just the core, grates, shell and doors removed?
Second.

it looks like it came in segments(my dad can't remember when he had it installed how it arrived), can it be split back in half so it doesn't collapse the basement stairs when removed. We have been soaking the middle seam with penetrating oil and tried with a metal wedge but it didn't budge, suspect the gaskets are cemented together pretty tight.

Sincerely,

Dave

Comments

  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 8,964
    Some pictures would be great!
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 8,964
    Some pictures would be great!
  • brocken
    brocken Member Posts: 2
    Here are some. Read the old manual it it says it was assembled and pressure tested at the factory so I guess the stairs held up taking it to the basement. Think it would be of use to try selling this beast. It ran great 4 years ago before it became unused but is located in northern michigan...





  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,852
    Looks like it was never cleaned....................
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  • psb75
    psb75 Member Posts: 478
    Thats a nice cast-iron boiler. Coal or wood. NEEDS CLEANING --its all choked up inside the firebox. It wasn't being used properly i.e. burned hot enough. It is also sectional and will come apart in 7 sections. Undo the connecting rods, use wooden wedges and a three lb. hammer--carefully--using a lot of wedges and tapping them in, alternating around all the wedges. Sell it to someone who knows how to use it.