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Copper Flue piping

ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
This flue piping was connected to the old boiler we removed. Look at the talent that went into producing this.

" Oh yes sir, we remove all the old materials"  :)


  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,840
    Can it be used with modcon equipment?

    Might be cheaper than Centrotherm... ;-)

    Can't say I've ever seen copper used as an exhaust vent.

    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
  • Charles Johnson
    Charles Johnson Member Posts: 24
    Copper Flue

    This is a new one to me!

    Seems like the hot flue gases would have discolored it more than they did.
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,263

    did you buy everyone lunch???  :)
  • Henry
    Henry Member Posts: 996
    Copper venting

    I have seen some copper venting in Europe on fireplaces! I have also seen copper condensate drains from vents beign destroyed within 6 moths!

  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    These had to be about 45 yeasr old.

    The hot water heater vents are still operating.

    Here's the boiler this flue came off. We installed a Buders atmosperic natural gas boiler. The elderly owner didn't see his chance of getting a ROI in his life time. He's probably correct.
  • Paul Fredricks_3
    Paul Fredricks_3 Member Posts: 1,557
    tough choice

    I've never seen that before. Almost a toss up whether to bring it to the scrap yard, or hang it on the shop wall for posterity!
  • ScottMP
    ScottMP Member Posts: 5,884
    Cash won

    I know what you mean though.
  • Ironman
    Ironman Member Posts: 7,181
    York "Heat Pipe" Furnace

    Does anyone remember the York Heat Pipe furnace from back in the mid '80's and all the problems it had? It used a copper coil in coil for the heat ex. and was about 85% efficient.

    The flue and the heat ex. would rot out in short time.

    Another "innovation" that looked good in the lab, but failed miserably in the field.
    Bob Boan
    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
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