whistlenut wrote:You might find it interesting that Yellow Flames could be 50, 60 70 years old and still function very well. Most do recognize the similarity to the Keystoker boilers and stokers, and to realize that even without a lot of care, it ran when you got it.
You guys might be into the rain already...we are waiting for snow/ice, slush. Still thousands in Maine waiting for power.........hats off to the power guys who are working day and night to restore power.
I would like to know how old this unit is. All I know is that the guy I got it from said it was in the house when he bought it 30 years ago. When it was installed, nobody knows. When I first talked to he on the phone, he sent his grandson downstairs to get the info off of the data plate; X510 120,2900KBTU, is what he told me. I have had this thing for over a week now, I have taken it all apart, looked at everything, I have not found this data plate!
Yah, down here it started about 0500, temps right about freezing. Looks like it will be just rain here. That will limit my wheeling and painting to inside.
Right now i'm trying to get a handle on what I need pluming wise. I'm geting the insulated OB PEX from the place in Wissconson http://www.badgerinsulatedpipe.com/main.sc
, it's about $5.50 a foot for 4 pipe (boiler+DHW). That's less than half price of what it would have cost local. they also make a nice Modine style hanging heat exchanger with blower. Most fittings and valves from pexsupply.com. I'm going with local threaded black pipe from the boiler to the PEX.