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PostSun Dec 11, 2022 4:58 pm 
This was found during a trail project in Woodinville - the Greenbrier Trail Refurbishment. What is it?

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PostSun Dec 11, 2022 5:18 pm 
An old fire tube boiler.

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PostSun Dec 11, 2022 8:21 pm 
Wow, thanks. And your photo looks like it could be the same model!

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PostMon Dec 12, 2022 7:21 am 
You can see the tubes in the left hand photo. I briefly managed an apartment building heated with fire tube boiler. The tubes had to be regularly cleaned out with wire brush, similar to cleaning a firearm.

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PostMon Dec 12, 2022 10:51 am 
Would that have been dumped there? I don't remember any buildings near that area 50 years ago or more.

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PostWed Dec 14, 2022 4:40 pm 
Yeah...it was probably dumped there. There is a lot of other trash being uncovered under blackberry patches that seem to abound there. The City will probably have to make a concerted effort to remove all the trash. When we're doing work parties there, we're just making a pile near the boiler for ( hopefully ) future pickup. I imagine they'll leave the boiler as it'd be pretty difficult to move and it makes a nice feature.... rolleyes.gif

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PostWed Dec 14, 2022 6:01 pm 
If it's over 50 years old, is it trash, or archeological artifacts?

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PostThu Dec 15, 2022 7:43 am 
yes.... cool.gif

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PostFri Jan 20, 2023 9:29 am 
Schroder wrote:
Would that have been dumped there? I don't remember any buildings near that area 50 years ago or more.
I’ve found old fire tube boilers in the weeds in Maltby

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PostFri Feb 03, 2023 12:11 pm 
I believe that is part of an old "steam donkey". Used to pull logs to a central loading point for train or truck shipment.

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PostFri Feb 03, 2023 4:06 pm 
DWB27 wrote:
I believe that is part of an old "steam donkey".
Possibly, but the boiler on every steam donkey I've seen use a vertical layout, not horizontal.

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PostSat Feb 04, 2023 4:38 pm 
there is a horizontal steam engine at the old abandoned anacortes mine in hells basin it was used to haul the mine equipment to the site and run the mill. there is also a 4 stamp mill, conical ball mill, and 12 inch jaw crusher.

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