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Repairing Derr boiler
Posted by: Kelly (IP Logged)
Date: June 03, 2016 05:27PM

Does anyone know someone who'd be interested in repairing a Derr boiler? This is an original boiler made by Thomas himself. The car is in upstate New York, but they are willing to transport it.

Thanks,

Kelly

Re: Repairing Derr boiler
Posted by: Rolly (IP Logged)
Date: June 03, 2016 06:46PM

Kelly
If they hydro,ed it and it leaking through a tube or weld.
From my own experience, it most likely is not worth it.
You build a new one. A Derr has a very high labor hours.
Rolly

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Re: Repairing Derr boiler
Posted by: Kelly (IP Logged)
Date: June 04, 2016 02:51PM

Thanks Rolly. Do you figure it takes more hours to fix than to build? Or is it that if there are some leaks, there are probably more coming?

Re: Repairing Derr boiler
Posted by: Rolly (IP Logged)
Date: June 04, 2016 06:08PM

Itís all speculation without testing it.
You indicated it required repair. If thatís the case as a builder I would not repair it because of its age.
Backmann Boat shop in North Kingstown RI has a code boiler shop that has built custom boilers for people. 401 294 1030
Maybe they might be interested in the project.
Rolly

Re: Repairing Derr boiler
Posted by: Ben (IP Logged)
Date: June 08, 2016 05:57PM

Just curious,,,Is this burner a power burner or a rectangular
vaporizing burner,,I believe Derr made both,,Cheers,,Ben

Re: Repairing Derr boiler
Posted by: Kelly (IP Logged)
Date: June 10, 2016 02:45PM

Atomizing burner, installed by Derr in the early '30s.

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