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by jlakes85
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary tender tank
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Temporary tender tank

Hi All,

Thanks for the suggestions, this gives me plenty of ideas.

Marty, how thick is the material you used on your tank?
by jlakes85
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blackgates Engineering Injectors (No.7)
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Blackgates Engineering Injectors (No.7)

Hi All,

Can anyone advise of these are of the lifting variety? These are sized to go with 5/16 OD tubing and are rated at 6 pints/minute. Thanks

-jlakes85
by jlakes85
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary tender tank
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Temporary tender tank

Awesome. Thanks for the recommendations. I've read that many people use an automotive fuel filter in the injector water feed line. I there a specific type (small engine?) that's easier to design around than others?
by jlakes85
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary tender tank
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Temporary tender tank

I'm close to steam testing my Shay project, but want to rig up a temporary water tank to feed the injectors e.t.c. what types of tanks have been quickly rigged up to test?

-Jlakes85
by jlakes85
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1/4, 3/8 sch 40 and sch 80 pipe bender
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: 1/4, 3/8 sch 40 and sch 80 pipe bender

Hi Howard,

Some of the header and exhaust piping on the shay that I'm building was speced to 1/4 npt steel piping
by jlakes85
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1/4, 3/8 sch 40 and sch 80 pipe bender
Replies: 6
Views: 474

1/4, 3/8 sch 40 and sch 80 pipe bender

I've been looking for something that will fit the bill for steel pipe, as these sizes fall below the standard hydraulic pipe benders. Also I think these are too hard for a tubing bender to tackle. I've tried the sand filling/torch method with mixed results. Just wanted to see if anyone knew of a bet...
by jlakes85
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 14 ga. Steel Material cutting
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: 14 ga. Steel Material cutting

Hi Bill,

Excellent suggestion..problem solved. Thanks again.

Regards,

jlakes85
by jlakes85
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 14 ga. Steel Material cutting
Replies: 11
Views: 555

14 ga. Steel Material cutting

Hi All,

Need to get some 14 ga steel cut for tender material, though I don't have access to a shear that can handle that thickness of material. Would a jig saw be a decent work around, or should I go the torch route?

Thanks

jlakes85
by jlakes85
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: snifter valves
Replies: 26
Views: 5822

Re: snifter valves

Hi All,

Which manufacturers are producing snifter valves currently? Thanks again.

-jlakes85
by jlakes85
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Shay Exhaust Manifold
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Shay Exhaust Manifold

Hi Bill,

The manifold piece will measure 1.5 wide 0.75 thick 7 inches long. The exhaust holes are about 6.022 apart
by jlakes85
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Shay Exhaust Manifold
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Shay Exhaust Manifold

Hi Bill,

Sounds good. Setting up on the mill is out as the engine unit is complete and running..I was thinking of countersinking the holes in the brass slightly to address being off a touch or two
by jlakes85
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Shay Exhaust Manifold
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Shay Exhaust Manifold

Hi All, The plans call for a 1 piece exhaust manifold/header made out of brass bar. The exhaust ports are drilled 0.312 in the cylinder. I want to make sure I get the 6.022ish distance correct on the brass so I don't have to scrap a $50 piece. I'm thinking of using gage pins in the holes and then me...