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Riveted Steam, Water, Boiler Tank, I Dont Know


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Got this recently but not sure what type of tank or its application Theres also a threaded hole in the bottom same size as the others. The tank had been stored in the basement of a business building built in the 1890's.

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Call the company up and ask them..https://aymcdonald.com

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Default Re: Riveted Steam, Water, Boiler Tank, I Dont Know

It is a water tank. It goes in the attic of a house for a pressure system.
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A lot of water tanks were riveted before they welded later tanks, some weren't even pressure tanks.
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Most of those had the top 1/4 with an air chamber. The tank would fill at the bottom and the air chamber on top would build up 30 to 35 psi. This pressure would then force feed the water to the entire house. Most all the tanks made before the mid 1920ís were riveted. Then they were a combination of riveted and welded and eventually just welded.
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That's the nicest tank from that era ive ever seen. Good score.
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Default Re: Riveted Steam, Water, Boiler Tank, I Dont Know

I have one of these that someone cut a section out of and welded it back together to make it smaller.

Then they built an air compressor out of it!

Needless to say I removed it from air compressor service.
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Looks like a range boiler.

Side taps for thermo-siphoning.

cold water dip tube and hot water out.
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I agree, it looks like a water heater. A lot of the early ones would not be insulted.
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