I am researching a radiant natural gas boiler for a friend and found this website. I have done a ton of research, but still can't find the model number or serial for the boiler. I believe this is a "Low York" boiler as it is installed in the kitchen, under the countertop. When he moved in we couldn't find the boiler for what seemed like a ridiculous amount of time. Low and behold it was in the kitchen inside one of the lower cabinet doors. He couldn't find much information on the boiler as there are pipes
installed in front of the plate.
Here is what I know:
Appears to be like a Levittown,NY boiler.
Home was built in Chelmsford, MA in 1960, ranch.
He has slab flooring with the radiant heat pipes, but not sure if they are copper or steel or other.
On the plate:
MAX WP WATER 30 LB
CAP 92,000 BTU / HR
I looked through the pre1959 and 1959+ Beacon Boiler Reference pdfs, but they stop before the A83 page for "Y" and York-Shipley.
I can't find a manual for this boiler either.
I have found that "Peerless WBV" are good replacements for the york boiler as it is now 60 years old! It still works though. He is trying to figure out what to do going forward. Abandon it, put in mini-splits, replace the boiler, pressure test the lines, etc... It's still working and gas is cheaper than home-heating oil in the winter so...
It seems from my research that a lot of the issue is current condition of the radiant pipes in the slab.
I've gone through these to mine info:https://forum.heatinghelp.com/discussion/117665/repair-of-1950s-radiant-slab-floor-heating-helphttps://forum.heatinghelp.com/discussion/107569/60-year-old-radiant-floorhttps://forum.heatinghelp.com/discussion/90513/radiant-heating-system-in-an-old-home-is-it-wisehttps://forum.heatinghelp.com/discussion/113544/old-copper-radiant-floor-heating-in-concrete-try-to-usehttps://forum.heatinghelp.com/discussion/73880/low-york-burn-throughhttps://www.bobvila.com/articles/2161-radiant-floor-heating-101/https://www.pmmag.com/articles/91874-a-brief-history-of-radiant-heating
Any information, links, books, contacts would be greatly appreciated. I thought if I'm correct about the
"Low York" identification, maybe HVAC techs from Long Island may have some experience with these or have contacts in MA that may know.