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What is this item on a Gravity System???

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Kerr
Kerr Member Posts: 2
edited December 2017 in THE MAIN WALL
What is this red item and how does it work??? Thanks!


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  • Canucker
    Canucker Member Posts: 722
    edited December 2017
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    That looks like an old Honeywell Heat Generator. You can find an explanation on how it operates on the main page. If it hasn't been touched, that thing should have a lot of mercury in it
    https://heatinghelp.com/heating-museum/mark-c-honeywells-patent-for-a-new-type-of-tee/
    You can have it good, fast or cheap. Pick two
  • Kerr
    Kerr Member Posts: 2
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    Thank you...I believe you are correct...I couldn't remember enough about it to remember where to start! Thanks again!
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,075
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    There is a story about that mercury heat generator that should be in the "Heating Hell" category.
    Some one had one spill one floor up IIRC. Whole house ceiling turned into a very expensive toxic clean up project.

    It could probably be safely cut out and carried out of the basement for disposal.