Akron Diamond heater No 17

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  1. Bo Ryman

    Bo Ryman Founder Member Subscriber

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    I have had this beast standing in my barn for many years. Finally I have got the time to clean it up.
    I am afraid I won't be able to get it in working condition so for display only.
    The main problem is the manometer that is totally rotten. Only part of it is visible outside the shell, rest is inside an even more rusty.
    Anyway a hughe and heavy heater, probably 10kg:s or so.

    Bo

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  2. Conny C

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    Bo, you have done it again. A gem picked of from your barn, or should we say.... the museum of GPA,s! Great stuff :thumbup:!

    /Conny
     
  3. george

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    Well done, Bo!
    :thumbup::D/
     
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    It's good to see an example!:thumbup:
     
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    Fascinating example of what must be a rare heater, Bo!
    Is that a second valve I spot in the third picture? What's its function?
     
  6. Bo Ryman

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    There are two valves and one rod with a tiny knob. That one regulates a lid in front of the burner an has a spring return. Maybe some kind of choke mechanism?
    Bo
     

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