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by reubenT
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Water treatment for iron boiler?
Replies: 24
Views: 3346

Re: Water treatment for iron boiler?

I use LSB4000 locomotive boiler water treatment, contains an oxygen scavenger to protect the boiler from rust. And distilled water is the best to use, rain water next best. It takes an extremely small amount to do the job. I think the treatment used for water stoves works too, cheaper but maybe not ...
by reubenT
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unique water pump
Replies: 55
Views: 4669

Re: unique water pump

Sorry if what I said was seen to be an attack on anyone, not meant that way. Once in awhile I see my German blunt nature pop up and realize it only afterwards. My momma taught me to never make decisions quickly, always make sure all the evidence is in before drawing any conclusions for or against an...
by reubenT
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unique water pump
Replies: 55
Views: 4669

Re: unique water pump

OK, no more on the theories. I guess I just know too much about stuff I'm not supposed to know about, I should learn to not talk about it because no one wants to hear. Can I report actual physical and electrical measurements when the device is operational and tested? or is that forbidden as well? It...
by reubenT
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unique water pump
Replies: 55
Views: 4669

Re: unique water pump

This post was in violation of board policy, and has been deleted, as no cites were presented. Note that it has been copied and saved, and can be reinstated if cites are provided. Otherwise, it can safely be concluded that it is nothing short of nonsense. Be advised----misinformation is not permitte...
by reubenT
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Foundry Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2030

Re: Foundry Question

by the way, what does it cost to have small single items done at a foundry nowadays? Just wondering if it's reasonable. I know it has to be way higher per piece than production work when 1000's of the same piece are done. I never intend to go into production, just do my own with occasional outside j...
by reubenT
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Whistle advice?
Replies: 42
Views: 8687

Re: Whistle advice?

Use as many tones as you like, as long as they are all tuned to harmonize. It's off harmony tones that clash. Like an orchestra playing hundreds of notes in harmony sounds wonderful, one instrument out of tune throws it all off. A trumpet has many doubled up pipes to get lower notes, with the keys c...
by reubenT
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unique water pump
Replies: 55
Views: 4669

Re: unique water pump

You are forgetting something. Something that only a few people research and realize exists. Something that Nicola Tesla called radient energy. It took me awhile to figure out what it is and how it works, but I think I have a pretty good idea now. And while the laws of physics are true, they are base...
by reubenT
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Induction heating/furnace
Replies: 14
Views: 3109

Re: Induction heating/furnace

Im sure yer aware that foundry floors should not be concrete. Molten metal and concrete don't mix very well I've heard, splatters bad I guess. A layer of leveled packed clay in the pouring area would work. Long as it's dry enough, when spilling molten metal on it it won't do anything. I didn't use c...
by reubenT
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unique water pump
Replies: 55
Views: 4669

unique water pump

found an interesting design for a water pump, supposed to deliver plenty of volume and pressure with very little power consumption, the figure I can find is 30 GPM at 250 psi with 250 watt input. The resulting water flow can be used to generate power with a pelton turbine and end up with a good bit ...
by reubenT
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Foundry Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2030

Re: Foundry Question

I was in Newnan once, sawmilling over in AL and needed a part from woodmizer south so drove over and picked it up. Oops, that was 24 years ago. Time sure flies. The truck I was driving at the time is now retired from the road, and converted to steam power. So what kind/size of part is needed? I have...
by reubenT
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Induction heating/furnace
Replies: 14
Views: 3109

Re: Induction heating/furnace

Back in '62 they didn't have high power transistors, they had just begun to experiment with silicon transistors then, now they are common and not too expensive. I got a few next door to free from old fork lifts at the scrap yard. I wonder if the higher frequency would be more efficient. I'm sure the...
by reubenT
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: THE LAST TWO DAYS PRODUCTION PART 2
Replies: 6
Views: 1427

Re: THE LAST TWO DAYS PRODUCTION PART 2

Ok, started a thread on induction heating in the foundry/casting category.