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sopcopotoptop
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Post by sopcopotoptop » Mon. Aug. 07, 2023 1:44 pm

Hello! I am able to pick up a National Radiator Co. hot water boiler this coming weekend and it’s missing the shaker grates and the ash door as well as the barometric damper. It looks to be an early version not far from 1902 from what I can tell from the logo on the fill door. I’ll post pix once I have her in hand. Just looking for pictures and any information any of you folks might have on this brand. Thanks for your assistance!

 
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Post by StokerDon » Mon. Aug. 07, 2023 6:02 pm

Not really related but here is a video that I shot of a big International boiler with a Losch 4 foot wide bump grate.



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Post by sopcopotoptop » Tue. Aug. 08, 2023 8:29 am

Thanks Don! I watch your YouTube videos all of the time!

 
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500 reduced down to 3 grates connected to its own plenum
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut and whatever will fit through the door on the Harman
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Post by StokerDon » Tue. Aug. 08, 2023 7:38 pm

sopcopotoptop wrote:
Tue. Aug. 08, 2023 8:29 am
Thanks Don! I watch your YouTube videos all of the time!
Welcome Aboard and thank you for watching!

Sorry I couldn't come up with any National Boilers for you. We do have guys on the forum that have them but they probably don't check in much during the Summer.

-Don


 
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Post by sopcopotoptop » Mon. Aug. 14, 2023 1:29 pm

Thank you Don! Hopefully someone will read this and point me I the direction of parts. I know of one junk yard near Johnstown, PA that gets old boilers in from time to time and they may have the parts I’m looking for. Missing a clean out door assembly as well. About 5” wide by about 15” long measured on the flat.

 
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Post by leward » Mon. Aug. 28, 2023 4:33 pm

I have no affiliation with these folks.
Call Curwensville Heating and plumbing in Curwensville,PA . They are also the owners of Ace Hardware in the same building
They have parts/pieces for almost any coal fired boilers.

 
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Post by sopcopotoptop » Mon. Aug. 28, 2023 5:15 pm

Sweet! Thank you! I will look them up to see what the have.

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