very old boiler

Old 02-13-08, 07:03 AM
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very old boiler

i have thatcher boiler
model # kt-k-6
series 2
does this company still exist? if it is, could you give a web site? i need a manual
Gas valve that is being used for this boiler is it something standart and i can buy it nowdays or not?
Old 02-13-08, 07:49 AM
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About Thatcher boilers--they are great! This is MY opinion!

I worked on a Thatcher that was 82 years old, 4 years ago, updated the controls and it works like a new boiler. This was a tri-level oil fired BEAST! It measured approx. 5 ft. wide by about 8 ft. deep! The combustion chamber was the size of a 33 gallon garbage can lined with fire brick.

Removing and replacing this old beast would have required tearing down the walls and hiring a crane to get it out of the basement.

The homeowner says she has much lower fuel bills (saving almost 50%) since the re-vamp and tune-up!

These old beasts did their share of work when fuel was affordable.

For a history lesson on Thatcher, which as far as I know, went out of business in the 60's, here is a site:

that may help out.

Thatcher, I believe was the pioneer in tubular design on boilers.

For more info on gas valves re-post your thread on the 'gas' section and I am sure someone will be able to find your problem and perhaps suggest an equivalent replacement valve.

You can ask 'Grady' to 'move' your thread or any 'moderator' in this section to move your thread.

Good luck.

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