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Nick

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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #30 on: December 05, 2019, 10:17:18 pm »
I cannot believe that is the same boiler  8)
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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2019, 06:09:29 am »
Bob, I am with Nick on this. Hard to believe it's the same boiler.
You've done an outstanding job of bringing it back from the brink!


Fully functional and looks great, too!


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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2020, 01:45:45 pm »
Hey Bob.

Checking to see if you had steamed up the boiler yet.

I was wondering how it performed.

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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2020, 03:25:04 pm »
Not yet, Charlie. Still have snow on the ground here, with daily temperatures just above freezing.

Soon, though.
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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2020, 04:00:18 pm »
Not yet, Charlie. Still have snow on the ground here, with daily temperatures just above freezing.

Soon, though.

Spring has come to Dallas.

It is 80F/26C here today.

Hopefully, you can fire it up when it warms up there.

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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2020, 04:16:57 pm »
I thought spring was here too, but we had nearly an inch of snow overnight ;)
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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2020, 08:07:48 am »
Hey Bob, wake-up, spring is here. It's time to stop hibernating and time to start steaming, like that Very Serious Boiler Bob.
To steam or not to steam, that is the questi,,,,,,Ah shut up and "Steam it, like you mean it."        Tommy.

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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2020, 08:46:57 am »
My very thought first thing this morning!

You must be psychic, or psychotic, or whatever it is.

Still gardening, etc, and have to service the lawn tractors today, but I plan to try for tomorrow.
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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2020, 01:23:19 pm »
Yikes! It's about 40 Fahrenheit out there, and looking similar for the next little while.

I'll have to wait a bit.
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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2020, 09:09:07 pm »
Yikes! It's about 40 Fahrenheit out there, and looking similar for the next little while.

I'll have to wait a bit.

Summer came and went here too! Good thing I didn't get carried away in the garden yet.
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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2020, 02:55:47 am »
Summer's back, and with a vengeance at 30 degrees Celsius, and here's the Serious Boiler in operation at last.

I know, I know, the video is awful (read the YouTube video [ Guests cannot view attachments ] description), but at least the boiler works fine.

https://youtu.be/IhetX_ufktI

The burner, on the other hand needs re-thinking, as, aside from being cobbled together just to get the boiler going, it's a bit too small for the job and keeps going out if I insert it into the flue.

In fact, pretty well everything was cobbled together just so I could make the miserable video. I didn't even connect the hand feed pump, as I didn't intend to run it all for very long.

I have yet to work out a permanent mounting and piping arrangement so that I can use the boiler as a steam source for different engines.

It was worth all the work, though, at least to me.
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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2020, 09:51:28 am »
Nice to see you putting that boiler to work...!!!


And... as I may have said before, it looks fantastic. Engine looks great, too!



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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2020, 10:24:42 am »
Nice to see you putting that boiler to work...!!!

That "work" thing is interesting.

As I was running the engine, the farmer who rents my pasture came along, looked at it, and said, "But what are you going to do with it?"

My reply: "I AM  doing it!"

The farmer was not impressed....
Bob

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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2020, 12:41:30 pm »
Nice to see you putting that boiler to work...!!!

That "work" thing is interesting.

As I was running the engine, the farmer who rents my pasture came along, looked at it, and said, "But what are you going to do with it?"

My reply: "I AM  doing it!"

The farmer was not impressed....



I know how that goes all to well  :D

I will say that I am impressed  ;)
Nick

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Re: Serious Boiler
« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2020, 01:54:36 pm »
Looks a lot better than than what you started with
Well done

Cheers
Dennis

 

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