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by cbrew
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Drilling through boiler tube
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Drilling through boiler tube

drill and tap, then use loctite to seal, i am not sure i would use stainless tho.
I have always used grade 8 steel cap screws with the heads cut off, some of them have been in
place for the last 18 years
by cbrew
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Piston rings
Replies: 56
Views: 1661

Re: Piston rings

Chickens wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:52 am
Now I have a ptfe 1 piece ring backed with a vitron 0 ring.
Morning,
is the ptfe ring split?
from my research, this is the preferred method.

are you sure the blowby is with the piston?
by cbrew
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-light an oil burner
Replies: 27
Views: 5280

Re: Re-light an oil burner

Emfinger wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:13 pm
Thanks guys, but nothing is faster or easier than one push of the button on my magic box.
agreed :)
by cbrew
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Lubricator
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: Lubricator

one or two clicks is plenty,
also make sure you have snifter valves. if you do not, it will suck the lubricator dry in short order.

go pick up a vacuum pump brake bleeder kit, that works great priming the pumps
by cbrew
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-light an oil burner
Replies: 27
Views: 5280

Re: Re-light an oil burner

Emfinger wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:38 am
have you ever lit a cold burner with a match?
I have, turn on the oil, with the match in the door, and slowly turn the atomize valve.
by cbrew
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-light an oil burner
Replies: 27
Views: 5280

Re: Re-light an oil burner

A model T coil and a spark plug will light properly atomized oil
by cbrew
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: automatic cylinder cocks
Replies: 24
Views: 2113

Re: automatic cylinder cocks

this is why i do not care for auto cocks, just no control over them
by cbrew
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water level, boiler
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

Re: water level, boiler

hi Marty, is that stripping on the glass or behind?
by cbrew
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pulling a cold engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

Re: Pulling a cold engine

Emfinger wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:05 am
I must have a problem, no matter where I place the reversing lever the engine rolls very freely..no drag.
I have auto cocks, are they breathing?
the nature of auto cocks, they are likely open all the time until steam pressure is applied.
by cbrew
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pulling a cold engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

Re: Pulling a cold engine

This post got me thinking........how do you keep the cylinders lubricated? Do you need to make any modifications to other lubrication points, or change what you are using as a lubricant? Timmy as slimy as mine equipment is inside the cylinders, i can flat tow it a long ways before i have to worry a...
by cbrew
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pulling a cold engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

Re: Pulling a cold engine

Mike Walsh wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:09 am
Make sure your axle pump is in 100% bypass... Been there, done that. Got the "OMG!" when the guy towing the engine back to the bay started seeing water spurt out of the safety valves. "Ope... Let's open that bypass!"
self hydro i see :)
by cbrew
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Pulling a cold engine
Replies: 13
Views: 1878

Re: Pulling a cold engine

that said, if the cocks can be opened with out getting sucked closed. it should not make a difference.