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Old 11-03-2010, 03:16 PM  
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Old Boiler Have Value?

We bought a 1910 house and are renovating it. Part of the renovation requires demolishing the old boiler room which contains, you guessed it, a boiler! It's original to the house, and I'm trying to find out if it has any value or historic interest. I don't really want any $s for it, just want to try to get it hauled away without cost to me since it weighs a ton (likely TONS) and I'm pretty sure it has an asbestos layer encapsulating it (lots of pipes in the attic and crawlspace had asbestos blanket wraps which we've already had removed).

So, any ideas on where to start looking? Are there Florida historical societies or museums I could approach?

Thanks,
Matt
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:07 PM  
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Century-old stuff is neat - shame to scrap it out... I can pick it up from you in February if you want.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:52 PM  
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Even scrap metal pays good money at a recycling center, provided it's not covered with asbestos. It is awful pretty looking though.
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:10 PM  
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That is really neat! How does it work? is it wood powered?
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:25 PM  
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Scrap for Cash

I'd scrap it for cash, especially if it weighs a ton. Metal prices are quite good as of late.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:04 PM  
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Wow that is really cool. I am surprised there is a boiler in Tampa since it doesn't seem to get too cold here very often.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:32 PM  
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Put it on Craigslist - I'm sure someone out there would take it off your hands.
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:21 PM  
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I have a friend who just got one to heat his parent's home and uses the hot water to run a modified clothes dryer. Says it saves them a ton of electricity.

I'm sure there are others who would be willing to use it. I second CL as a way to get rid of it. Otherwise maybe these guys could help:


Florida Boiler Sales & Services
333 N Falkenburg Rd # A104
Tampa, FL 33619-7889
(813) 654-1147
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