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Riveted Steam, Water, Boiler Tank, I Dont Know


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Old 06-07-2018, 12:27:15 AM
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I like the air compressor idea put a good air tank inside hide the surgery and scare the @#$ out of every one!
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Then they built an air compressor out of it!

Needless to say I removed it from air compressor service.
I saw one like that but bigger and the idiot owners (at an airport) were going to use it for air. They had it out on the grass beside the building and were pumping it up with air to "test" it - I made rapid tracks far away!!! The base seam split, the tank went like a rocket and did MAJOR damage to TWO aircraft on the ramp. They should have listened to the girl who tried to warn them
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I like the range boiler idea - that was my first impression.

But were not most of these copper or bronze? Galvanized it might be in the cheaper versions.

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Joe, the ones that I hav seen were galvanized. They usually stood next to the range on a cast iron stand that was 18 to 24" in height. Some of the stands were kind of ornate.
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Definately water storage. It is galvanized, probably hot dipped after being riveted from the size of the spangle.
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It would make a great stand for a mailbox, or a flower planter. Use it for anything Except pressure
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Water pressure would be fine, like a hot water tank, just not air or steam.
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after reading this post a week or so back, I was reminded of it Saturday. I was on Mackinaw Island touring the Fort and came across this in the Fort Bath House.
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I use one hooked to my wood furnace to preheat water before it goes into the regular tank. Saves a lot on the electric bill.
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I always wondered how the water temperature was regulated with these? What keeps them from becoming a boiler?
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