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by Fred_V
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clippard check valves
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Clippard check valves

Thanks Richard. I have made many o-ring type check valves that work much like the ball check but with an o-ring seat and a stem inside rather than the ball. They are fool proof.
by Fred_V
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clippard check valves
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Clippard check valves

I don't think they can be taken apart. Maybe get new ones and insert them in the oil line. This is on a friends engine and I'll look to see what the luber has for check valves.
by Fred_V
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Clippard check valves
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Clippard check valves

Their MCV-1 check valve is rated for 230#. Has anyone used them on the steamchest as an oil check?
Fred V
by Fred_V
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Blower
Replies: 44
Views: 3035

Re: Blower

I use a granger blower 1TDN2 made an adapter to cover the inlet and stick down in the stack. 40 years old, still running Just ordered it. Any pointers on the adapter? Stack Straight into the inlet ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk 12 CFM? Won't that take a couple of days to raise steam? Fred V
by Fred_V
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Building a Selkirk
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: Building a Selkirk

Very nice film.
Fred V
by Fred_V
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Brass rod half round 1/8" or German Silver Wire
Replies: 17
Views: 2600

Re: Brass rod half round 1/8" or German Silver Wire

I made something similar to Bill's jig. I used a slitting saw and pulled 1/4" copper tubing through it to cut a slit. This was for the edging of the cab on an English style engine.
by Fred_V
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cast iron ate my drill
Replies: 13
Views: 762

Re: Cast iron ate my drill

I have a drill sharpener by General. Cheap little thing but once I learned how to use it I really like it. Can't beat it for the price. I have a cheap set of those TIN coated drills. I use them only for brass and they work great. I have ground the cutting edge flat on almost all of them as I use them.
by Fred_V
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Allen steam fittings
Replies: 23
Views: 1396

Re: Allen steam fittings

On my Chloe the copper steam tubes eroded through twice so I replaced them with 1/8" brass pipe 15 years ago; no problem. On other engines I have covered the copper tubing with a sheet metal shield which seems to work well.
by Fred_V
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Safety valve from air relief valve
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: Safety valve from air relief valve

I find that they don't reseat well but fizz until I tap it with my slicebar.
by Fred_V
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Big News
Replies: 16
Views: 1281

Re: Big News

i heard it here in Florida but couldn't see it!
by Fred_V
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re Gauging to 4 3/4" from 5" gauge.
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: Re Gauging to 4 3/4

I regauged a Sweet William to 7 1/4". there was room so just had to take 1/16" off the axle shoulder and end. Then makd new longer crankpins. I have sweet william drawings ill check. Any way to contact the designer? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Your drawings should show dimensions for both ga...
by Fred_V
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re Gauging to 4 3/4" from 5" gauge.
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: Re Gauging to 4 3/4

I regauged a Sweet William to 7 1/4". there was room so just had to take 1/16" off the axle shoulder and end. Then makd new longer crankpins.