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Old 08-03-2010, 04:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
It'd still be burning fuel in order to keep the steam pressure up, no?
Even Stanley Steamers from the 1920s in cold New England were able to keep up steam all night simply by running the pilot light, at about 600-900 btus/hr. That's roughly 150 to 225 hours on a gallon of kerosene. I'd guess the high tech boilers now would use much less than that.
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