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Curiosity old piece

Steve_210 Member Posts: 625

I was asked a question and I didn’t know the answer I just wondered if anybody could identify this just curious really


  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 7,369
    We need more context. It could be a well tank or cistern, it could be a water heater where the coil was in the boiler and it heated the tank through gravity, it could be an expansion tank.
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 13,347
    I was thinking expansion tank.
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,239
    Where is it within the building?
    Retired and loving it.
  • Steve_210
    Steve_210 Member Posts: 625
    It was just sitting in an old basement
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 7,369
    It looks like it has 2 try cocks so something where measuring a liquid level is needed like a well tank seems likely.
  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 18,881
    Any piping still connected? If it is galvanize pipe it may have been for potable water. If steel pipe more likely a hydronic tank
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
  • 109A_5
    109A_5 Member Posts: 601
    Is that a Pulley Block or Sheave between the tank and the vertical wood (lower right) ?
    National - U.S. Gas Boiler 45+ Years Old
    Steam 300 SQ. FT. - EDR 347
    One Pipe System