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Hb Smith red ace steam boiler

dobro23 Member Posts: 71
Does anyone have a color picture and approximate date of manufacture of the HB Smith " RED ACE" steam boiler?  Thanks! 


  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,289
    @dobro23, here's an old post with a photo of a Red Ace: https://forum.heatinghelp.com/discussion/129449/red-ace-boiler
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,842
    edited August 2021
    @dobro23 , from that photo, the Red Ace looks like a cast-iron, dry-base, 3-pass boiler. This basic type of boiler was made between the 1930s and late 1950s. It's not as efficient as a new boiler, but will do surprisingly well with a modern burner and proper baffles.

    Tell us more. Are you buying a house with a Red Ace in it?
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    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,540
    Looks like the equivalent to the old smith model 15 which was later the 1100 series. I like the Beckett AF in the picture rebranded as a Texaco burner. used to see a lot of those around here as you could buy them cheaper as a Texaco than as a Beckett