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  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,245
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    The Richardson "Air Expeller" Long Island Gold Coast.  The "pantry"  radiator The Historic Hudson Valley.  Assorted old Guage. DOLE - Old Hitchcock Farmhouse on Vapor System  (My house).  First Generation galvanized fittings used on natural gas and domestic water.  Late 1800s. Long Island Original Farmhouse 
     🚜 1864. Also found the earliest asbestos insulation I have come across...this stuff hand hand-made and applied..pretty Johns-Manville mass factory production.  Very friable!  Hold your breathe, man.....This Farmhouse has 5 basement/cellar crawlspace 5 feet high...every plumbing and heating repair since 1846 rests where is was placed...a P & H graveyard.  Cool and spooky too.  I came across the old lead service line, 3 water wells and big rat 🐀 traps...Very Old Vapor air vent (brand?  Steamhead? Dano?) Upper Hudson Valley Village.  This stuff really floats my 🚢 Boat. That most of these things are still in operation is amazing in and of itself.  Mad 🐕 Dog
    STEVEusaPA
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,649
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    If you are ever going to be up my way, @Mad Dog_2 , give me a ring and drop by...
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    Mad Dog_2
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 17,008
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    @Mad Dog_2 , that vent is a Trane vacuum vent that does not have a float. It was only supposed to be used to vent steam mains, not dry returns (A dimension instead of B dimension).

    I don't think the Vapor radiator valve pictured is a Richardson. It's probably Dunham, but I'm not 100% sure.

    Where is this place?
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
    Mad Dog_2
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,245
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    Thanks Jamie. Would love to. Where u at in New England?   Frank. Thats from a different job. The valve. Mad Dog
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,245
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    Frankie..The Richardson Air Expeller is from Great Gatsby Land, West Egg Long Island Gold Coast Mansion.  The Dunham was a one off in a large apartment complex in Mid Hudson Valley. Mad Dog
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,649
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    Mad Dog_2 said:

    Thanks Jamie. Would love to. Where u at in New England?   Frank. Thats from a different job. The valve. Mad Dog

    Northwestern Connecticut. About an hour's drive east from Amenia, NY if you take the shorter route.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    Mad Dog_2
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,245
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    I will hit you up when I'm cruising through the area...Ill bring my bow too ...Lotta 🦌 Deeries up there I bet! So your on the Same Lattitude as Columbia County right?  Mad Dog