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Old Oil Boiler

Dan FoleyDan Foley Posts: 1,204Member
edited April 2019 in Oil Heating
I took a look at this one last week in Jessup, MD. I have never seen this one before. International Heater Co. Utica, NY

Any idea how old this is?


  • ScottSecorScottSecor Posts: 357Member
    Dan, I can only guess but I would say between 1950 and 1970. I'm basing this on the flow control, the isolation valve, fittings, etc.

    Is it a steel fire tube boiler or just an odd shaped cast iron sectional? Assuming it's a steel fire tube boiler and you plan on removing it, be prepared to spend a lot of time cutting it into pieces if necessary to remove it.
  • Dan FoleyDan Foley Posts: 1,204Member
    Thanks, Scott. It is a steel fire tube. If we get the job, I will bring in a welder to cut it up for removal.
  • lchmblchmb Posts: 2,960Member
    can i buy the name plate off the front? :)
  • HVACNUTHVACNUT Posts: 2,824Member
    What's the firing rate on that?
    Do I count 12 zones?
    I've collected oil burner nameplates since I started. 52 in all. Very hard to come by now near me.
    I dont remember the model International boiler but it wasn't an igloo.
    From the model 45 in my pic, I think the the burner was a rebadged Sunray FC134.
    Good luck with your bid.
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Posts: 6,500Member
    @HVACNUT I think I have an "Iron Fireman" burner nameplate I can mail it if you want it. PM me your address. Have to look and see if I still have it.

    @Dan Foley
    Its steel for sure and not that bad to cut up once you do the first one. The trick is in the fire tubes. You take a torch and cut through the tube sheet around the circumfrence of the tube.

    I am wondering if it is a scotch marine like with water all around it? But I am thinking more like a steel firebox with refractory on the bottom
  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Posts: 3,796Member
    edited April 2019
    The burner is a replacement Carlin, probably a 100CRD or 200CRD. I think that boiler is no younger/newer than early 1950's, maybe even later 40's.
  • HVACNUTHVACNUT Posts: 2,824Member
    I guess my S8 has decent zoom. It is a 100 CRD.
    Nice primary too. I'm not sticking my finger in that hole. Fool me once...
  • STEVEusaPASTEVEusaPA Posts: 3,796Member
    LOL, my Dad used to mount the control upside down, and put the cover on right side up, so if you pushed the button, nothing would happen.
  • Pughie1Pughie1 Posts: 126Member
    Hi Dan, I'm from the Utica area, and worked on a lot of these, they were referred to as the "doghouse" boilers. they originally had the old Beckett Commodore burner in them. I think when you remove the front jacket piece you'll find a round cast iron boiler with four cleanout covers on it. used to take a good three hours to do a thorough cleanup.In the rear of the bottom cleanouts I used to find a very hard yellowish deposit, this was probably be around 1961ish. I didin't know what it was, what would an 18 year old kid know anyhow. Dad said clean so I did.Looking back over the years I actually think it was sustained flue gas condensation. This was almost a three pass design. I'd be interested to know what you find. Hope this helps. By the way is my old friend Harvey by any chance still with you?
  • Dan FoleyDan Foley Posts: 1,204Member

    Thanks for the great info. I assumed it was steel but I was just there for a survey. I did not pull open the jacket. If I get this one I will report back.

    Harvey was great but he moved on a couple of years ago. Last I heard he was in Florida.
  • Pughie1Pughie1 Posts: 126Member
    Thanks for getting back Dan. I've known Harvey a long time, great craftsman still see his jobs around. He & John Siegenthaler worked as a great team up here
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