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by Fred_V
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: House of David
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: House of David

by Fred_V
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Union nuts & cones?
Replies: 15
Views: 1145

Re: Union nuts & cones?

I also have a CAD drawing of these from 1/8 to 3/8 if you like. The tricky part is making the male thread for the nut. all of my dies are split dies and I have to open them up when cutting the thread or else the thread will be too small and the nut will be a really sloppy fit. These are fun to make ...
by Fred_V
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: dual crosshead pump plumbing?
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: dual crosshead pump plumbing?

Hmmm. I was worried about the inlet side. He has boiler checks already and will add another one for the injector. I think separating the pumps would be a better way but a bit more complicated.
Thanks.
by Fred_V
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: dual crosshead pump plumbing?
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: dual crosshead pump plumbing?

Thanks to all. I believe the pump checks are in the square part of the pump body so that should be OK. He is adding an injector.
by Fred_V
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: dual crosshead pump plumbing?
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: dual crosshead pump plumbing?

here are photos of his setup. they were right side up on my computer. the 2 pumps are connected together at both the inlet and outlet going to one boiler check.
is this a good way to do it?
by Fred_V
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: dual crosshead pump plumbing?
Replies: 8
Views: 714

dual crosshead pump plumbing?

A friend has an American 7+ ga. that has dual crosshead pumps. He is restoring the engine and wants to know the best way to plumb the pumps. As I remember it I think the outlets are connected together across the engine. The bigger question is about the supply and bypass lines.
Thanks,
Fred V
by Fred_V
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Builders plates
Replies: 2
Views: 514

Re: Builders plates

web site?
Fred V
by Fred_V
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recommendations for a hand pump?
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Re: Recommendations for a hand pump?

I've run low of water and steam a couple of times over the years. i just hooked the water hose to the engine and the pressure was higher than the boiler pressure so i saved the situation. Also you don't ever have to drop your fire. if in an emergency just stick your glove in the stack and turn off t...
by Fred_V
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Museum of Obsolete Drafting Technology
Replies: 12
Views: 923

Re: Museum of Obsolete Drafting Technology

i always loved drafting. Took it in highschool and college. i still have my set that was my grandfather's and passed down to me.
Fred V
by Fred_V
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Printer patterns
Replies: 7
Views: 806

Re: Printer patterns

Would 3D printing in metal work for wheels?
Fred V
by Fred_V
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Green Velvet Cylinder Squeak
Replies: 17
Views: 1130

Re: Green Velvet Cylinder Squeak

glad to hear you have it running Tristan. How does it go other than the oil issue?
Fred V
by Fred_V
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 15” ga live steam club feasibility
Replies: 15
Views: 1427

Re: 15” ga live steam club feasibility

i rode the R&GN a number of years ago. It was when the bridge was still washed out. Really neat place and friendly people who showed me through the shops.