Anybody know what make this wood boiler is ???

machinistbcb Posted By machinistbcb, Jan 8, 2008 at 12:53 AM

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  1. machinistbcb

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    I found this wood boiler for sale in a local on-line classified site. The owner says they do not know the make and there is not any type of identifacation on the boiler. He thinks its about 10 years old, he says it will take a 28" long stick. It appears to be in pretty good shape, if anybody might have any info on it I would appreciate it.
     

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  2. Eric Johnson

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    That's a pretty distinctive design, so it should be easy to ID. Unfortunately, it's not one I'm familiar with. Nice looking fab work. Old tech, but probably a pretty decent boiler. Could be homemade, I guess. Looks like it was welded by someone who cared, in any event.

    How much are they asking?
     
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    There asking $350.00, that seems pretty reasonable to me
     
  4. Eric Johnson

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    Sounds like a great deal. It looks to be well maintained. But these things don't last forever; eventually they spring a leak and then you're done. You can't fix a corroded boiler pressure vessel. So make sure that it holds pressure, or get some guarantee that it does, before doing the installation. One good way is to run a garden hose into the drain bib and fill it with water (letting the air out through the pressure relief valve as you do). The boiler should fill until it hits 30 psi, at which point the pressure relief valve should open. Assuming it can be kept above freezing, let it sit overnight and check for leaks in the morning.
     
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