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by gwrdriver
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3-1/2" OS Porter Live steam need help
Replies: 29
Views: 3580

Re: 3-1/2" OS Porter Live steam need help

Any good steam oil between ISO/400 and 500 will do fine, and while Chevron calls their steam oil Super600 it's actually about an ISO/460 oil. A true ISO/600 would be for superheated service and would be too heavy for the OS Mogul. Peoples choices of mechanical/motion lubricating oils are all over th...
by gwrdriver
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube
Replies: 22
Views: 4024

Re: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube

Here you go . . . https://www.google.com/search?q=making+ ... #kpvalbx=1
The pertinent part begins at 3:18.
by gwrdriver
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube
Replies: 22
Views: 4024

Re: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube

LivingLegend wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:02 am
Keeps the ice from cracking.
My guess would be that the detergent doesn't freeze and provides a lubricant to allow slip movement between the ice and the tube as the bend is made.
I'll be that somewhere in the Blogoshpere there'is a YouTube on "How Horns are Made."
by gwrdriver
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube
Replies: 22
Views: 4024

Re: 1" U in 1/4" copper tube

One of the items on my "To-Do" list . . . a small tube bender.
by gwrdriver
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How do you guys feel about the "Just get it done" attitude?
Replies: 21
Views: 3073

Re: How do you guys feel about the "Just get it done" attitude?

I think all of us do things in the way that suits our own objectives. My practice is to stop and remake a ruined part right then and there. It wasn't always so, and it showed in my work. That's the philosophical side, but the practical side is, when do you know better how to correct or avoid a mista...
by gwrdriver
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: is anyone making these?
Replies: 11
Views: 2400

Re: is anyone making these?

Oops - Never mind. I'm working on TANK lift brackets. They're still vaguely similar but perhaps larger and heavier.
by gwrdriver
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: is anyone making these?
Replies: 11
Views: 2400

Re: is anyone making these?

John, I found a works drawing for a GWR lift ring bracket, which is vaguely similar to the photos. I'm now toying with proportions so that the brackets won't be over or under-sized for my tanks. At first I planned to fabricate the four I need, and may still, but lately I thought I might make a patte...
by gwrdriver
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: is anyone making these?
Replies: 11
Views: 2400

Re: is anyone making these?

Hi John,
Oddly enough I began drawing up one for my tanks just last night.
by gwrdriver
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baking Tanks
Replies: 20
Views: 2888

Re: Baking Tanks

Keith,
I don't see why not.
by gwrdriver
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baking Tanks
Replies: 20
Views: 2888

Re: Baking Tanks

A couple of answers . . . . I initially posed myself several questions on Tank Baking and several are still unanswered, but two questions have been answered . . . a quickie test assembly was "baked" last night and came out very well so . . FWIW, a conventional residential electric oven with a "bake"...
by gwrdriver
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baking Tanks
Replies: 20
Views: 2888

Re: Baking Tanks

Hi Fred,
Nice work . . . I've never used Clecos. Not because I might not have had a need from time to time . . but because I've never owned any and have no experience with them. I could see where they could be as useful on a screwed-together job as a riveted one.
by gwrdriver
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Baking Tanks
Replies: 20
Views: 2888

Re: Baking Tanks

Builder01 wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:35 pm
I used 2-56 stainless hex head bolts and washers for the tank tops,
David,
That's about what I had in mind. It wouldn't take very many to keep the tops down.
The Tich? - Keith
Yes Keith, that's it.