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I have an American Radiator Co. Ideal Vecto heater number 835 series T-2. Any information at all would be appreciated. I can’t find any help on the internet at all. Thanks
Steamhead Member Posts: 15,874Is that a cast-iron block that fits in a duct? If so, it's a "Vento", and you can find it here:
If not, post a pic of what you have and give us some idea of its age, and we'll see what we can do.All Steamed Up, Inc.
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Maybe this will help.0
I’ll post a few more tomorrow if needed. I’m wondering of the age and if I should try to use it. Just bought the house a month ago and no idea the last time it was fired up. I’m located in Mt Pocono PA.0
bburd Member Posts: 623That looks like a direct fired space heater, like a wood, coal or kerosene stove. I didn’t know American Radiator manufactured such things.—
I just looked on e'bay and there are people there that brochures on American Radiator Vecto stoves that may be helpful to you. Just try different stove/heater descriptions to see what is available0
Here is what I found from American Radiator Company's The Ideal Fitter (1929). Not an exact match, but it's a Vecto.
Can burn anything, sold at Walmart BTW.
Literature implies that if you sell these to people they will want central heat after having the mess of coal or wood in the living room.
Probably take it on trade in to sell to the next potential customer.0
Thanks for help and comments. I’ve been asking around and after some inspection I don’t think I’m gonna use it. I may try to sell it at some point.0
Beats the hell out of a fireplace though0
Hi all, this came with the house (built in 1915). It works but it's getting hard to find people who knows how to work on it. Any information to find out date of manufacture or service manuals would be appreciated.0
That is one giant boiler you have there. 775 sq ft? How big is your house?0
Can you post some more pictures of that boiler?0
Neat boiler. Probably not as old as the house. Please start a new thread with more photos.
The AGA gas star and "Patents Pending" are clues as to it's age. Patents Pending usually indicates a narrow range of a couple years before the patent date.
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