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by Dave_Johnson
Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Tender water outlets and filters
Replies: 10
Views: 1604

Re: Tender water outlets and filters

I made this filter for my water leg valve. It is a commercial cylinder shaped screen that I picked up at Tractor Supply. The assembly length is adjusted to fit the full length of the water leg height. Just drop the assembly over the valve steam and it will work like a champ. No need to fasten it dow...
by Dave_Johnson
Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Westinghouse Triple Valve - Style and Drawings
Replies: 10
Views: 2305

Re: Westinghouse Triple Valve - Style and Drawings

This is a photo of the reservoir that I took last month. Note the information on the stencil.
by Dave_Johnson
Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: So Long, Guys....
Replies: 13
Views: 3052

Re: So Long, Guys....

LL

I will look forward to your return to the board. All the best to you.

Dave J.
by Dave_Johnson
Sun May 09, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Check Valves On Oil Lines?
Replies: 6
Views: 1086

Re: Cylinder Check Valves On Oil Lines?

Questions: 1 - since the lubricator itself has a check valve in each pump, just how necessary are check valves at the cylinder end of the oil lines? If it was mine, yes, I would use check valves at the cylinder. 2 - assuming the check valves are necessary (or just a darn good idea), can I move them...
by Dave_Johnson
Mon May 03, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Propane Conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 2813

Re: Propane Conversion

Have you checked with Chuck Hackett? He could probably give you some good pointers.

Dave J.
by Dave_Johnson
Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Firebrick for annealing and silver soldering etc.
Replies: 17
Views: 3203

I ordered my Soft firebrick from this outfit.

http://www.sheffield-pottery.com/SOFT-B ... -s/372.htm

Dave J.
by Dave_Johnson
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Backing Up Rivets
Replies: 12
Views: 2070

Re: Backing Up Rivets

What type of tool should I use to back up the rivet? .... Dan, I have had good luck with a chunk of 2 in. diameter round stock about 2 or 3 inches long. You can use the flat end or the round side. The extra mass works to your advantage for bucking the rivets. Also, if there are locations where you ...
by Dave_Johnson
Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Who sells LSB-8000 these days?
Replies: 10
Views: 2267

I just call the phone number in FL and they ship it UPS. They take credit cards. I don't have the phone number handy at the moment.


I don't know if you can get it in less than case lots from them.

Dave J.
by Dave_Johnson
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: PRR N2sa
Replies: 10
Views: 2373

Here is a photo of Wayne and his N2 at the Ridge Meet.

Dave J.
by Dave_Johnson
Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Assemblying cylinders
Replies: 10
Views: 1574

Gasket Eliminator.
by Dave_Johnson
Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil Burner Design by LBSC
Replies: 12
Views: 3866

A lot of these questions were discussed here a few years ago. http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?t=73167&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 Also, Nelson Reidel's web page http://www.nelsonslocomotive.com/Shay/Fire/BuringOil/BuringOil.htm has a lot of good information posted about oil bu...