Antique Coal Furnace Question

Antique Coal Furnace Question

PostBy: chrisbuick On: Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:21 am

I just picked up a mint 1906 Prizer/Painter furnace boiler catalog. It's full of fantastically cast furnaces and boilers.

The grate designs alone are incredible!

My question is, does anyone still use these units, especially the coal furnaces.

I've posted pictures from the listing.

Chris
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Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood No. 6, Crawford No.2 & 3, Hub Heater 115, City Glenwood 12
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Re: Antique Coal Furnace Question

PostBy: DePippo79 On: Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:49 am

I don't have one, but I would love to find a original coal boiler from the early 1900's. Would really be the icing on the cake when I'm done restoring my house. When I was ten I saw my parents new landlord break up two American Radiator (along with two clawfoot tubs) boilers with a sledgehammer so he could install nat. gas boilers. The steam heat was never the same. I have the same question as chrisbuick is it even possible to find one complete with grates and all the other associated parts? Any one rebuild them like the antique stoves? Matt
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Re: Antique Coal Furnace Question

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:28 am

I rented a house years ago with a similar Sears furnace. It was my first experience with coal. While I'll admit I didn't know what I was doing and had some struggles, when I got it right the beast would cook like nothing I have ever seen. :)
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Re: Antique Coal Furnace Question

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:27 am

Hot air octopus types still do turn up here in Bit. country.
The old cast iron boilers have long been prized for their value to the scrappers. :(
Sledge hammer is the solution for their easy removal and transporting to get that CASH REWARD.
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Re: Antique Coal Furnace Question

PostBy: wilsons woodstoves On: Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:56 am

I have had them,in the past and did use a hot airsystem(was in my house when I bought it) they take up a lot of room, but they are made to last forever. I have a very large lot of grates and doors ,shaker handles, and the like.I hardly ever use any of it ,just can not scrap it, Its made so well,
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