DiMola Bros home demolition company finds 1910 vintage hot water heater
It’s not every day you’re on a home demolition job and almost knocked out by a vintage hot water heater. But I guess in my case, it almost is.
While doing a full demolition of a one-car garage, my DiMola Bros team and I almost got hit in the head with a hot water heater that was hidden in the garage ceiling. It was broken into pieces, laid out on a shelf in the rafters in the rear of the garage.
The garage was built in 1910, and the roof and walls were completely rotted. The homeowner told me he had no idea that the water heater was in the ceiling. “Someone must have stored it there,” he said.
Weighing in at 350 pounds, the water heater is made of nothing but cast iron, so it was only a matter of time before it caused the garage to completely collapse.
If you look closely, you can make out the lettering on the heater, which says:
KAM WATER HEATER
Another piece of the heater reveals that it was manufactured on July 20, 1916.
This is a really cool find, and I’m glad to have saved it from becoming merely a pile of scrap metal to be melted down.
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