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Been delivering to hvac shops
I am amazed at the scrap they throw away
I picked up an old oil furnace made from quarter inch steel .
Just need to cut off the top and slide a 55 gal barrel over it .
Well , after the fire box and stove pipe .
They are throwing away good equipment.
If it's old and too expensive to fix
Radiators also known as coils
Ekec motors
Fans

I've also seen gas water heaters scraped

 
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Agreed, lots of reusable stuff, but reusable only by a tiny few with the vision and the skills to make it happen. I dunno, maybe one in ten thousand? Perhaps that is wildly optimistic?

The ratio gets a helluva lot tighter around here though.
 
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I'm tuned into the waste stream of  plumbing supply stores, sounds like HVAC contractors are next!

The gas  water heaters are real diamondsin the rough.
I've turned one into a trough style biochar retort.
Im turning another one into a charcoal producing,water heating woodstove.
The central chimney makes it perfect to capture exhaust heat and the cylindrical form will hold a removable TLUD charcoal retort.

I may even use it instead of a rocket stove in my greenhouse, where a water heater tank is already staged to become a radiator/ tempering tank.
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