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Old Oil Boiler
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?
Any idea how old this is?
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.0
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.0
can i buy the name plate off the front?0
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.3
@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.
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 bottom1
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...0
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?2
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 here0
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