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American-Standard boiler in a 113-year-old building that used to be a UC Berkeley frat house and is now a buddhist temple. I believe it serves cast iron radiators, but don't know for sure as I never left the boiler room.
The supply and return are 2½" threaded iron pipe. Circulators are Taco 0012.




8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab

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  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,074
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    The name plate with the "New York 18, N.Y." predates the Zip Code system of the early sixties.

    I service an American Standard 1B-J1 from 1973, it is 1.8 million input/1.44 output. It is a steamer with 2 6" discharges.
    A real beast. Just picking up one burner out of the 9 will tax your muscles as you lay on the floor to re-insert them after cleaning.
    Pushes the front doors out a little when it lights off.
    Hopefully it outlives my active career.
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,607
    edited December 2018
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    American Standard built some good stuff that lasted a long time. Just had a 1937 steamer give out. 81 years

    Stuff were putting in now is lucky to last 20 yrs
  • Danny Scully
    Danny Scully Member Posts: 1,426
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    You mean FRATERNITY house @Alan (California Radiant) Forbes. As a proud member of a fraternal organization, “frat” is like nails on a caulk board :lol:
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    You mean FRATERNITY house @Alan (California Radiant) Forbes. As a proud member of a fraternal organization, “frat” is like nails on a caulk board :lol:

    Apologies, Danny. I never knew that.

    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • aceboiler
    aceboiler Member Posts: 14
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    This is an old system.
    Maybe 1920 or so. I don't have info off of boiler. This tank looks cool though.
    I didn't put those repair couplers on. Another company came in and told him it would be 6000 to replace some valve and piping. He paid them to put those thing on Then he called me. I oiled the motors checked the boiler and told him don't let anyone mess it up.
    Its an oil converted to gas. Maybe try a high efficient model in 10-20 years. .........



    Solid_Fuel_Man
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
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    That copper tank is really cool!

    But I think you just took some 2" and soldered some caps on and blew it up to look like that! :p
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!
    delta TCanucker
  • delta T
    delta T Member Posts: 884
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    agreed, photoshop all the way :D

    Love it! thanks for sharing!
  • plumbob44
    plumbob44 Member Posts: 7
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    This baby still going strong, just updated to electronic ignition from standing pilot
  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
    Alan (California Radiant) Forbes Member Posts: 4,034
    edited December 2018
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    Looks like the tin man.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
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    @plumbob44 what kind of efficiency you get out of that? That Smith Way is outta this world!
    Serving Northern Maine HVAC & Controls. I burn wood, it smells good!