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Larry Weingarten
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Hello: Is there any chance the home originally had a stove that was plumbed with a “water back” or “water front”? This would be a device in the firebox of the stove that heated an external tank or “range boiler”. Sometimes the range boiler which was basically an un-insulated tank, could be heater by the stove AND by a small gas fired side-arm heater…. particularly in summer when one didn’t want a hot stove inside. Photos or a diagram of the layout would be helpful. 😎

Yours, Larry

Water Heater Rescue

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