Treasures in my basement.

Treasures in my basement.

PostBy: jmack On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:32 am

I recently found an old American Boiler & Foundry No. 80 coal burning water heater in my basement. Was hoping someone new something about them. Anyone?
jmack
 
Stove/Furnace Make: American Boiler & Foundry
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 80

Re: Treasures in my basement.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:42 am

Welcome to the FORUM JM, be patient, you'll be getting responses on that soon, I'm sure:)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Treasures in my basement.

PostBy: jmack On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:05 pm

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Stove/Furnace Make: American Boiler & Foundry
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 80


Re: Treasures in my basement.

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:16 pm

Welcome@!

Wow that puppy is old, planning on firing it up?
GoodProphets
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Anthra Rice
Other Heating: 3 Fireplaces

Re: Treasures in my basement.

PostBy: Pauliewog On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:04 am

Wow ... Does that bring back fond memories. I grew up with the identical "Bucket - A - Day" water heater and it was my job as a kid to keep our family of 7 supplied with hot water. And what a fine job it did .
We ran it 365 days a year connected by gravity to a 30 or 40 gallon galvanized uninsulated tank. True to its name it supplied us with all the scalding water we needed using just a 4 gallon bucket of nut coal a day.
Pauliewog
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Dual Paddle Feed
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Anthracite

Re: Treasures in my basement.

PostBy: jmack On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:27 am

Is it worth anything. Don't want to haul it up the stairs for nothing. It still has coal in it.
jmack
 
Stove/Furnace Make: American Boiler & Foundry
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 80

Re: Treasures in my basement.

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:03 pm

Yes, it is worth something to the right person. And getting it up and out is "value added".
Just don't let it add value to the Back Dr. ;)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Treasures in my basement.

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:37 am

its worth something... ive seen good ones sell for as much as a few hundred dollars :punk:
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Treasures in my basement.

PostBy: jmack On: Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:49 am

Thanks for the help on this. It really is a cool piece. I may bring it up ( or have a big strong person bring it up) so I can clean the dust off of it.
jmack
 
Stove/Furnace Make: American Boiler & Foundry
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 80

Re: Treasures in my basement.

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:12 am

Member dlj likes these. I have one in the tractor shed which I offered him for free. It is so valuable that he could not even be bothered to pick it up.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Treasures in my basement.

PostBy: fifthg On: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:59 am

pressure test water jacket with water before you get too excited about value,many are cracked or pitted so badly by rust that they leak.Is water jacket cast iron or brass?Not too easy to repair either type,my Reading foundry water jacket is a heavy cast brass,maybe red brass,but I couldn't get anything to stick despite wire brushing and even acid washing before brazing.I am just using stove for heat,no hot water.
fifthg
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Harman DVC 500
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Foundry & Supply Co.
Coal Size/Type: rice,pea Gale Mining Co Anthracite