Click here to Find a Contractor in your area.
Welcome! Here are the website rules, as well as some tips for using this forum.
Need to contact us? Visit https://heatinghelp.com/contact-us/.

Low pressure steam setup wanted for non profit HVAC school in Pittsburgh

HammerHead
HammerHead Member Posts: 7
Boilers are a lost art, especially steam, so I'm teaching it at my school. I'm looking for a low pressure steam setup (-150,000btu) boiler, rads, vents, show and tell items... Not necessarily new, but decent old stuff is good. I'm on a budget but if you can help me out in any way, please let me know.
mattmia2

Comments

  • RayWohlfarth
    RayWohlfarth Member Posts: 917
    That’s a great idea I would love to see it when you are done
    Ray Wohlfarth
    Boiler Lessons
    HammerHead
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,745
    You might try one of your local architectural salvage stores.
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    HammerHead
  • HammerHead
    HammerHead Member Posts: 7
    I been finding some things on facebook and craigslist here and there, but hoping someone in the industry can help me out.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 14,745
    What, exactly, do you need?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    HammerHead
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 2,200
    Contact local UA contractors.
    http://www.ua.org/locals
  • HammerHead
    HammerHead Member Posts: 7
    Looking for a smaller used decent steam boiler for cheap. I can find the rads on fb and cl
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 3,588
    I had this thougt earlier, what if you took a small electric water heater like the kind that is used for a business without a full bath and set it up with steam trim and a pressuretrol to a lower element and used it as a demonstration steam source.
    HammerHead
  • retiredguy
    retiredguy Member Posts: 461
    @Hammerhead, since I live in Butler and worked on boilers my whole career I am curious as to where you are teaching this class. I would call CS&E at 412-821-8900 and ask for Tim in service; Renick in slippery Rock at 724-794-4200; or Denillo HVAC at 412-885-2356 and tell them what you are doing and what you need.
    HammerHead
  • HammerHead
    HammerHead Member Posts: 7
    I'm at Rosedale Tech right off the Crafton exit of 79 south. We are adding low pressure steam to our boiler class and I would like to get a small simple low pressure steam setup here some day. Thanks for the contacts and maybe they could help me with some used stuff.
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 2,200
    Manufactures are always willing to assist with schools. Contact them and request donations.
    HammerHeadmattmia2