VanWert Boilers

VanWert Boilers

PostBy: Dialdirect On: Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:10 am

I was recently given a VanWert VA-600 boiler by a friend - I am looking for some information about these boilers. I have the unit in about 10 pieces disassembled in my basement. I was looking for a tag that would show when the unit was made but I do not see any such markings. I was wondering what the difference is between the VA-600, VA-800, and the VA-1200?

Are there any web sites that I could look for parts or a manual on my VA-600?

Thanks,
Eric
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Re: VanWert Boilers

PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:19 am

You don't have that thing back together and running yet? JK :lol:

I'm no expert on those things but am going to probably get a 1200 this week, will let you know if I get a manual with it.

To date I have not found manuals for the two Gentleman Janitors I bought last year, one has already sold and the other I am going to get refurbed and running in the summer. I just plan to wing it and learn by trial and error (plus talk to forum member who runs one :) ).

I would say you will be lucky to get a manual (our fearless leader may have one though since he runs a VW 1200), but that shouldn't stop you from getting it running.

Keep us posted on the project, thanks for supporting the cause of running a piece of history. :)
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Re: VanWert Boilers

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:18 am

Dialdirect wrote: I was looking for a tag that would show when the unit was made but I do not see any such markings.


Early 80's or before that.


I was wondering what the difference is between the VA-600, VA-800, and the VA-1200?


BTU's... Not sure exactly what they are, have to ask my dad what ours is but I thinks it's around 200K

Are there any web sites that I could look for parts or a manual on my VA-600?


I think I can truthfully say any information about Van-Wert's will be found here... which isn't much. Not many of them around.
Richard S.
 
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Re: VanWert Boilers

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:22 am

Richard S. wrote:I think I can truthfully say any information about Van-Wert's will be found here... which isn't much. Not many of them around.


But the few that are will be around a loooong time. :)
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Re: VanWert Boilers

PostBy: Dialdirect On: Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:43 pm

Good information!! I found the tag on the the boiler, it was manufactured in 1980. Please keep any other information coming.
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