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Boiler Change Out

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Dan Foley
Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,258
We replaced this 50 year old Crane boiler in Rockville MD yesterday. The block was leaking. The pump flange is cast into the boiler section. One stud had broken off. Rust was holding it together.

The pump coupler was broken. You could hear the noise through the entire house. This one has earned its retirement.
Rich_49Silver174

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  • Dan Foley
    Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,258
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    We worked with my good friend Jimmy at Alpha Plumbing on this one. With two crews, this was was up and running by 2pm.
    Rich_49kcopp
  • Dan Foley
    Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,258
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    Joe and Jimmy
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,614
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    I have that same Crane boiler (or similar) still running at my house!!
    kcopp
  • Dan Foley
    Dan Foley Member Posts: 1,258
    edited March 2018
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    Hey, it lasted 50 years! No one can complain.
  • BenDplumber
    BenDplumber Member Posts: 49
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    Nice looking installation dan,Joe and jimmy
    Dan Foley
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,889
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    Nice looking installation dan,Joe and jimmy

    This. Also, one of my neighbors has a Slant/Fin "100 series" boiler, from the early 1980s I believe. It looks exactly like this one, except for the jacket color which is the usual S/F gray for that era. They apparently continued making this boiler for a while after they bought the Crane boiler operation in the early 1970s.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
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  • GBart
    GBart Member Posts: 746
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    The circ flanges aren't cast into the block, the bolts are tapped into and rot out, if you ever run into those don't panic, the hole is tapped for 1 1/4" pipe. Just put a close nipple and flange and you're back in business.
    ratioDan Foley