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komet163b

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My latest KJ Miller purchase
« on: March 27, 2021, 03:20:45 pm »
  I've said to myself 'No more KJ Millers'.  So... 

  I just picked up, on EBAY, another KJ Miller.
The base is horrible, but the rest is in decent
shape.  And, it actually works!  I added some pix...
Goes well with all my steam engines.

Good Day,
Wayne




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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2021, 04:40:06 pm »
Congrats!

Have a couple here myself, and yes...

They do go extremely well with steam engines ;D

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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2021, 04:50:12 pm »
Speechless.  Checkmate!

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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2021, 05:11:14 pm »
Jan, just last week I was thinking of doing the same thing with One of my KJ's and a 20R.
Almost the same color as the Jensen base.   Thanks, now I don't have too. :D
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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2021, 06:08:50 pm »
Tom, do it!

It´s a fun build, and a neat little accessory.
Sadly i never did anything with mine, besides chirping a Jensen whistle...

However, there´s a Best Practices Expo and Conference in Chicago this November.
A wide open door for you being located so close, to make a name for yourself in the compressed air world.
(Dunno what name you´ll get there though, but am certain you´ll get one ;) )
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Jan
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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2021, 06:11:18 pm »
Don't know anything about these, but they look great...especially Jans!
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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2021, 07:58:29 pm »
I saw some these on eBay....sometimes at a low price, do they all have the polish metal under the paint or has Jan restored better than new? :)

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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2021, 12:08:26 am »
Komet163b, whose posting this is, has a couple pictures of his in it's original finish.
Mine almost match's the base on my Jensen 20R. Jan's is tricked out. It does look like a
chrome dome on it.
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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2021, 12:58:11 am »
So Jan .... how much pressure do you think you can pump up before stalling that Jensen 20 R, or is it best run with no load, just pumping air at atmospheric pressure?
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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2021, 05:09:42 am »
Sorry for derailing your thread here Wayne :-\

As far as the dome on mine goes, these a cast from some sort of "cheapish" white metal (is that the correct term?), quite similar to the material used on the old skinny Jensen flywheels, and will buff to a chrome finish on its own...if you help it to it, with a bit of elbowgrease.

When it comes to the air flow and pressure output, when being run by the Jensen 20 here, is very low to say the least.
I was planning to build it into some sort of vertical acrylic tube water-accessory, as the minute amount of air available, could be let into the bottom, and stir some motion/bubbles in that element.
But eventually discarded the idea entirely, as i have plenty of other projects lined up.
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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2021, 08:22:14 am »
Thanks for that reply Jan. I was simply thinking that catching the air from that pump, and confining it in a metered/gauged way, would provide a standard measure of work load that could be used to compare relative "horsepower" ratings of different engines and gearing systems. I've often thought of building a simple winching system that you could adjust weight/distance vs time of lift, but the pumped pressure capability would perhaps be an even easier system.

Also sorry for derailing your thread down a different track Wayne!
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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2021, 11:28:49 am »
I was hoping it put out enough umpf to run the air back into the boiler so I could shut the heat off
and let them feed each other. You know like, perpetual motion. Just a pipe dream, better put the pipe
away. ;D
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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2021, 12:24:27 pm »
  Thanks for all your comments.  I do like that shiny dome.
The hook-up to the Jensen is priceless.  Good to have a
motor with some oomph!  Glad I have the electric motor.
 
  I hooked the compressor up to my Jensen (that has a pressure
gauge) and pretty quickly had it over one atmosphere, but did
not get much more.  No better than my nebulizer pump, but puts
out more volume and is...way cool in comparison.

Wayne

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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2021, 08:28:37 pm »
I "want" to restore a KJ Miller similar to Jan's...been trying to think what fun things I could do with it in addition to chirping steam whistles....It occurred to me it would make a dandy balloon inflater with that air outlet on top....

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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2021, 07:50:22 pm »
I got one on the way! Does not look to need restoration ( other than base) but the price was right. The drab paint color has to go. Can anything be done to improve internals of these?

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