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Claco Water Boiler / Back Boiler

KirstyB
KirstyB Member Posts: 1
Hi

Not sure if this is the right place to post but...
My parents have recently moved house and upon doing maintenance they discovered the attached still in the chimney breast.
I was hoping someone could shed any light on the item?

Thank You




Comments

  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 3,587
    That was a heat exchanger placed in a masonry chimney. Real old stuff. there must have been a coal fired (or wood) furnace that used that chimney to heat the home. Some of the heat from the furnace would exit up the chimney with the exhaust and you could divert that heat to the water jacket in the Claco and have "indoor plumbing with hot water." Such a wonderment!
    Edward Young
    Retired HVAC Contractor from So. Jersey.
    Services first oil burner at age 16
    P/T trainer for EH-CC.org

  • EdTheHeaterMan
    EdTheHeaterMan Member Posts: 3,587
    edited July 2021
    if you google Claco Boiler you will find the device you have was probably made by the Charles LAthe COmpany (CLACO) of Tipton, which I believe is in the UK

    So that lead to the next question... Where was the chimney located (country) that you recovered the Claco device from?

    I added (country) in case you are a "smarty pants" like me... Because I would answer that query with something like "it was on the north side of the home"

    LOL
    Edward Young
    Retired HVAC Contractor from So. Jersey.
    Services first oil burner at age 16
    P/T trainer for EH-CC.org