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Old 01-14-2009, 07:16 PM   #1
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i have a very old american standard boiler. its all rusty. looks like its fifty years +. the serial number doesnt seem to indicate a year. its something like 7B... with some other numbers after. 131,250 btu. in the back right above the intake manifold there is a rectangular hole. like maybe a sediment clean out or something. it looks like there should be a plate with a rubber gasket over it or something. it is missing. there are no screw holes, so it must have been attached with some kind of clip/screw assembly. when i try to fill the boiler the water comes right out of this hole. is there anyway to find a replacement part for this?
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There is more to this story. Have you has heat this year? Or new property to you . The opening is probly a spot for a tankless water heater.
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i have not had heat this year. it is new property to me. its never been turned on since ive had it. it looks like some work was done on the lines, but nothing to the boiler. it looks like it was made of rust. tell me more about this tankless water heater idea.
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It is a coil you insert into the boiler to allow the boiler to heat the domestic water instead of a water heater. By the sounds of it, Time for a new boiler American Std. has not been made for years. Crap is crap
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it is crap. although crap can be warm...and steamy.
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it is crap. although crap can be warm...and steamy.
This is true but with heat you also want safe and dependable. But most anything can be fixed. Just keep in mind if you invest a lot in this. That could be a good down on a new one.
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