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Brass hot water tank

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tim smith
tim smith Member Posts: 2,770
Just wondering if anyone else here has seen a solid brass hot water storage tank. We have one on a job that is close to 80 yrs old I think. 100 - 120 gallons. I will get a photo and post when I get a chance.
Tim

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  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,940
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    Please do!
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    Larry Weingarten
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,341
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    Was it Ford that made a red brass tank years back. Not the automaker😉
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,737
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    Probably riveted together.

    We pulled out an old boiler feed tank once (1929). The tank was steel but when we got the insulation off most of the pipe was brass.

    We had a bunch of 4" schedule 40 and a bunch of 2" schedule 80 brass.

    The guys were happy to work late after work to cut up the "scrap"
  • delcrossv
    delcrossv Member Posts: 748
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    IIRC there was one posted here recently.
    Trying to squeeze the best out of a Weil-McLain JB-5 running a 1912 1 pipe system.
  • reggi
    reggi Member Posts: 522
    edited April 2022
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    Probably riveted together. We pulled out an old boiler feed tank once (1929). 




    That makes you.... Old 🙂
    One way to get familiar something you know nothing about is to ask a really smart person a really stupid question
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,737
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    @reggi

    LOL, I wasn't made till 1953, some days I feel like I was made in 29
  • reggi
    reggi Member Posts: 522
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    @EBEBRATT-Ed ..

    Ha... Similar vintage+/-.. 
    I talk about Main St. USA Early 70's vs whatever it's considered today. ..
    As long as your still there , it's all good 👍
    One way to get familiar something you know nothing about is to ask a really smart person a really stupid question
  • pecmsg
    pecmsg Member Posts: 4,909
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    That’s some $ in scrap!