Old Small Boiler Id?

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Post Tue. Jan. 13, 2015 11:02 am

Anybody know what this is? Supposed to be a small coal boiler of some sort ..Apparently no name or markings on it. About 20" tall
Any practicallity in setting up to heat a garage and how would one do that?
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Post Tue. Jan. 13, 2015 11:45 am

It looks like a bucket a day hot water heater, I wouldn't classify it as a boiler in "heating an entire home" sense.
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Post Tue. Jan. 13, 2015 2:02 pm

Open flame in a garage is always dangerous and against code. Aside from that the little stove is a boiler meant to heat water. You will ruin it running it dry and running it with water could be dangerous also.

The safest bet is radiant electric heaters used when you need some heat out there. Radiant heat is absorbed directly by your body so can be comfortable even if air temperature is low.

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Post Tue. Jan. 13, 2015 3:11 pm

Its agarage in the sense it was built as such but used as my workshop...just need to stay above freezing in winter.
I figured prolly be a pain to rig up the water sytem

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Post Tue. Jan. 13, 2015 3:52 pm

Unfortunately if it has a garage door it's a garage, unless you invite your agent over and prove your point, but then :shock: ...

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Post Tue. Jan. 13, 2015 6:19 pm

lamina1982 wrote:Its agarage in the sense it was built as such but used as my workshop...just need to stay above freezing in winter.
I figured prolly be a pain to rig up the water system
Most were meant to work by local water pressure, ... or at least natural convection to a storage tank that was higher than the stove (I have one of those "shovel -a-day hot water heaters in this old house too).

In a garage you probably would need a circulator pump, expansion tank, and controls to feed base board heaters, or a radiant heat floor. Yeah, it could get VERY expensive trying to save some money using that stove. Same reason I haven't hooked mine back up. :roll:

In the right application, they can be very good thought.

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