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Looking for info on my ancient Capitol Winchester Boiler

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The attached has heated my home faithfully for close to 100 years (I think) including keeping us warm during the 30 below snap of the last few days here in northwest Illinois. Recently bought a copy of Dan's "Classic Hydronics" book and more motivated than ever in keeping this puppy going and restoring it - it's kind of a beautiful thing to me. Would for my own edification like to know more about it but can't seem to find a nameplate with info and can't seem to find it in a picture match to some of the online Capitol Winchester Catalogs. Anyone have more info on this. Thanks everyone.

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  • EngineerBob
    EngineerBob Member Posts: 4
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    Forgot the pic. Here it is:
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    The size and the serial number was on a plate beneath the word "Winchester". Any chance there's info beneath that rust?
    Steve Minnich
  • EngineerBob
    EngineerBob Member Posts: 4
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    Could be Steve - I'm away on business now but will check when I get back. Looks like there is a small plate there but certainly wasn't obvious that there was any writing on it. Thanks.
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    For what its worth, this is one of the coolest websites I've ever visited. Tons of old hydronic information. Just type what you're looking for in the search box.
    Steve Minnich
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,620
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    Back when they knew how to make boilers
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,893
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    Yeah, but it's probably about 40% efficient. I've baffled a few boilers of this type but stack temps typically run at least 600°.

    What burner is in this boiler now?
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