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bronze hot water heater

Postby 47cj3a » Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:19 am

can a all bronze 40 gallon HWT be used as a boiler? or must it be copper/stainless?
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Re: bronze hot water heater

Postby JayD » Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:09 am

I would not use it as it contains lead (Pb) only use Copper, or Stainless Steel...remember your long term health and the health of your children might rely on your decision here. Please introduce yourself.

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Re: bronze hot water heater

Postby 47cj3a » Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:43 am

Thank you for the info, i will proceed with a SS boiler as i had originally planned , will scrap this tank and use the cash to fund new boiler build.:)
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Re: bronze hot water heater

Postby FullySilenced » Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:58 pm

Not all bronze alloys contain LEAD... see if there is a tag on the tank and research to see when it was made and if there is an alloy listed...

or find a scrap yard with a alloy analyzer and have them test it for you... just an idea...

don't give up until you know what you actually have there..

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Re: bronze hot water heater

Postby Mr. Rat » Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:30 am

That looks closer to brass than bronze. I say if you're worried go get a lead test kit and give it a go. I would hate to see a beautiful piece like that go to a scrapper.
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