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    1950s Ford Water Heater. What is it made out of?



    Its made by the Ford Corporation, from the 1950s. What type of metal do you think this is?



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    Looks like sheet steel. insulation sandwiched in the middle.
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    Magnet and spark test will help.
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    I agree with KZ, put a magnet to it, it sticks it's steel if it don't then put a grinder to it and see if it sparks. If it sparks and the magnet dose not stick then it's stainless steel, if it dosen't spark it's aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyscraper View Post
    I agree with KZ, put a magnet to it, it sticks it's steel if it don't then put a grinder to it and see if it sparks. If it sparks and the magnet dose not stick then it's stainless steel, if it dosen't spark it's aluminum.
    Or Copper.....

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    Gut instinct is saying steel but you never know for sure less you magnet and spark test like Kz said. Looks quite heavy tho, is it bolted down to the ground or am I seeing things ?
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