Curious Boiler ???

Re: Curious Boiler ???

PostBy: packard bill On: Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:23 pm

Yes, YANCHE. I should have stipulated. I haven't seen a true low pressure water tube boiler in about 50 years. It was at an old concrete plant, and if I remember correctly they bought it "army surplus". It was a vertical, spiral tube type. Almost like the coil in a "steam jenny", steam cleaner, only larger.
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Re: Curious Boiler ???

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:28 pm

Like this?
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I'd love to have this baby in the cellar.
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Re: Curious Boiler ???

PostBy: packard bill On: Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:43 pm

YUP! Essentially, THAT'S IT! Where'd you find that?
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Re: Curious Boiler ???

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:49 pm

It is the one that wood ncoal has in his barn he bought it new and still has it like everything else he bought new :lol: :P
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Re: Curious Boiler ???

PostBy: packard bill On: Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:52 pm

LOL! Why does everybody make fun of us old farts? lol.
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Re: Curious Boiler ???

PostBy: JohnMck On: Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:24 am

gregolma wrote:From Wikipedia:

"Sectional boiler. In a cast iron sectional boiler, sometimes called a "pork chop boiler" the water is contained inside cast iron sections. These sections are assembled on site to create the finished boiler."

I forgot to to mention this in my first post. It's a sectional cast iron boiler. It's interesting in that each section appears to be piped separately.

The sight glass has nothing to do whether the boiler is a fire or water tube boiler. It just lets the operator know that the proper water level is present in the boiler.



Yup, Cast Iron Sectional. Looks like an "O" series. It's set up for steam .You can tell by the placement of the Guage Glass. Also, the water circulates in the boiler through connections made by push nipples, like a radiator. The steam rises above the push nipples, and needs a way to get to the header. that's why the sections are piped seperately between the section and the header.if it was set up for water, the glass would have to be up somewhere above the supply header. Usually see them on the expansion tank. Also, you wouldn't need the pipes to the steam header. You could just circ water through it, like any hot water boiler.
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Re: Curious Boiler ???

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:44 am

packard bill wrote:YUP! Essentially, THAT'S IT! Where'd you find that?


Audel's Plumber's And Steamfitter's Guide, copyright 1925.

LOL! Why does everybody make fun of us old farts? lol.


Who says I'm old?

It is the one that wood ncoal has in his barn he bought it new and still has it like everything else he bought new :lol: :P


C'mom, you know I have been getting rid of a lot of the useless stuff lately. Oh--also, I've seen your place, Mr. Packrat. :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Re: Curious Boiler ???

PostBy: NEPANewb On: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:34 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:Like this?
STEAM HEATING BOILERS 2.jpg
I'd love to have this baby in the cellar.



I love that ingenious design with the draft door connected to the steam pressure regulator. It's basically a built in thermostat....as the place get's colder the steam in the system will condense and lower the pressure...thus opening the draft door more to bring in air and stoke the fire. As a young whippersnapper ,I have never seen a setup like that before. I wonder how often you had to lube that draft door to keep things moving smoothly enough for the pressure regulator to open and close it though.
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