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OLD PIERCE BOILER

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Docfletcher
Docfletcher Member Posts: 487
edited December 2018 in THE MAIN WALL
At a friends home... Working boiler from 02-1908. Now burning oil but used to burn coal. I will go back and clean it up before taking full photos but for now here is shot of the all copper hot water tank and a poor photo of the brass plate riveted to the door.







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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,000
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    I think I have an old Pierce fitter's book that might have that boiler in it.
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  • Docfletcher
    Docfletcher Member Posts: 487
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    I should have taken a photo dirty and all. Also see if I get the series number off the brass plate. House was built in 1863.
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
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    How long has that copper water tank been in service? 100 years too? Not with that copper pipe and unions there!
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  • Docfletcher
    Docfletcher Member Posts: 487
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    Yes it is 100 years old, at least the owner says it is. Plumbing to it, unions and piping etc may have changed over the years. When I get back there I'll try to find a nameplate on it. But it's in a really tough location to get to, and I'm not sure if I would be able to see the back side of it.