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  • Dismantleing a cast iron boiler

    What is the best cutting tools to use to cut a commercial cast iron boiler?
    The brick frame has beed demolished.
    It is resting on a wall of brick.
    Any advice?

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      Re: Dismantleing a cast iron boiler

      I assume you have a Asbestos test result before you even think about it. Also, could use some pics.

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        Re: Dismantleing a cast iron boiler

        You probably won't need cutting tools, beyone cutting the 3/4" bolts that hold the sections together. Your floor will become uncleanable if you're not careful. Need pics.

        Are you doing the removal for someone to come in and replace it?
        sigpic3:00, I mean 5:00, and work is done. Time to crack a cold one.

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          Re: Dismantleing a cast iron boiler

          Sawzall
          Sledge Hammer
          Steel wedges or cold chisels
          Garbage Can, Steel prefered.
          Garbage Bags Heavy duty
          Broom
          Shovel
          Heavy duty shop Vac
          Tarps
          50 lbs Speedi Dry.
          Gloves
          Safety Glasses
          Respirator
          Asprin and or Beer for later
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            Re: Dismantleing a cast iron boiler

            So why not a cutting torch. Thats what we used when we took the old boiler out of the basement of our church.

            Josh

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              Re: Dismantleing a cast iron boiler

              Originally posted by Josh View Post
              So why not a cutting torch. Thats what we used when we took the old boiler out of the basement of our church.

              Josh
              The sawzall could do a lot of the work of the torch, but you are right a torch would be a good addition to NHMs' list.
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                Re: Dismantleing a cast iron boiler

                Originally posted by SHELBY6229 View Post
                What is the best cutting tools to use to cut a commercial cast iron boiler?
                The brick frame has beed demolished.
                It is resting on a wall of brick.
                Any advice?
                Plasma cutter

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                  Re: Dismantleing a cast iron boiler

                  Originally posted by doubleD View Post
                  Plasma cutter
                  thats how we do in cowtown
                  West Trail Mechanical Ltd
                  Service. Commitment. Expertise.

                  www.westtrailmechanical.ca

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                    Re: Dismantleing a cast iron boiler

                    Torch in wrong hands = FIRE
                    sigpic

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                      Re: Dismantleing a cast iron boiler

                      Originally posted by Josh View Post
                      So why not a cutting torch. Thats what we used when we took the old boiler out of the basement of our church.

                      Josh
                      Your old church boiler was probably steel. Most cast boilers are made in sections that you pop apart. Torch for cutting not a beginners task in a bldg.
                      sigpic3:00, I mean 5:00, and work is done. Time to crack a cold one.

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                        I'm a welder with a killer plasma,torches,I'd leave Em in the shop. 7"grinder, Porta band,
                        sledge,splitting wedges,ROOT BEAR
                        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                          Re: Dismantleing a cast iron boiler

                          Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                          Torch in wrong hands = FIRE
                          Boiler in wrong hands = dead people

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                            Re: Dismantleing a cast iron boiler

                            Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
                            I'm a welder with a killer plasma,torches,I'd leave Em in the shop. 7"grinder, Porta band,
                            sledge,splitting wedges,ROOT BEAR
                            ok how does the root beer work in this application there Tool? I agree with everything else, cut the bolts then split the sections with the sledge and wedges, thos push nipples are probably going to be a pain in the a$$

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                              Re: Dismantleing a cast iron boiler

                              Originally posted by wrench spinner View Post
                              ok how does the root beer work in this application there Tool? I agree with everything else, cut the bolts then split the sections with the sledge and wedges, thos push nipples are probably going to be a pain in the a$$
                              root beer works like beer for people who are on the wagon. Or who have enough discipline to wait til the job is done.

                              Biggest pain is the yucky goo that comes out the bottom when you gut them. Sledge and wedge usually works pretty easy. Oh yeah, stairs are a pain too. Especially the kind with turns in them, old ones with narrow creaky steps you can feel bounce with every step. I've had some I thought were going to collapse on me.
                              sigpic3:00, I mean 5:00, and work is done. Time to crack a cold one.

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