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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2019, 05:39:32 pm »
I agree. Some people are either uninformed or greedy.

But just you wait till it has its lagging, etc.
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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2019, 10:30:52 am »
New gauge glass now. Fittings checked or refurbished. Furnace end painted with high-temperature paint. Only one small weep in the feed water check valve.

.Starting to look better, too, what with the jatoba wood lagging held on for now with double-sided tape.

Already makes a great paperweight!

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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2019, 10:36:21 am »
That appears to be a massively thick walled boiler. If it is all built to that standard it will take a whole lot of BTUs to make steam, but once made it will keep on steaming for a long time!
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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2019, 11:48:57 am »
Yeah. I haven't yet given much thought to a burner (it came without one), but I have this vision of a 20lb propane tank somewhere in there....
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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2019, 12:48:34 pm »
Getting closer.

Still needs gauge and safety valve (have both), chimney and burner (have to make both), pipe lagging, and various fittings to connect it all to an engine.

I envision it as a stationary steam source for various engines.

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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2019, 02:52:23 pm »
Excellent work!

Looking forward to seeing the first steam up.

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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2019, 08:40:06 pm »
Looking good, sir. I'm with Charlie- ready to see this monster run something. It certainly looks capable.
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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2019, 10:11:01 pm »
That looks a million times better, Nice Work Bob!
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« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2019, 11:35:23 pm »
Thanks for the encouraging words, people. I'll keep at it....
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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2019, 01:01:55 am »
You clean it up a 100% and the lagging turned out great.
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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2019, 12:03:20 pm »
That's coming along just fine ... looking forward to it steaming something.
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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2019, 12:42:04 pm »
Have to find or make a burner for it. Looking at one of Jin's right now.
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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2019, 02:32:47 pm »
Made chimney, made burner, added pressure gauge and other fittings.

Ready to connect to a steam engine.

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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2019, 06:41:56 am »
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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2019, 07:31:29 am »
Thanks, Charlie.
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