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by cbrew
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Re-seating check valve?
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Re: Re-seating check valve?

i agree with John also, another idea that has been successful is using a hard viton ball instead of the Ss balls. it will conform to any issues in the seat, but the shelf life will be shorter. so plan on replacing the ball every spring. (normally buy 50 to 100 at a time anyways so this is not much o...
by cbrew
Wed May 29, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water glasses
Replies: 32
Views: 8372

Re: water glasses

Harold_V wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 3:10 am
It should be noted that not all copper alloys respond to being worked hot. Some are "hot short", which means that they become brittle when hot.

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my experience is limited to the 6 foot joints of brass and hard copper one gets from mcmaster carr.
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by cbrew
Tue May 28, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water glasses
Replies: 32
Views: 8372

Re: water glasses

I had issues attempting to bend the heavy wall brass too. Even heating to cherry and quenching, it was still too hard to bend for my liking and I was afraid of either breaking my tool or collapsing the pipe. Which I did wind up collapsing a pipe at one point. After that, I switched everything to 0....
by cbrew
Tue May 28, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water glasses
Replies: 32
Views: 8372

Re: water glasses

I had issues attempting to bend the heavy wall brass too. Even heating to cherry and quenching, it was still too hard to bend for my liking and I was afraid of either breaking my tool or collapsing the pipe. Which I did wind up collapsing a pipe at one point. After that, I switched everything to 0....
by cbrew
Tue May 28, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New tool for Train Mountain
Replies: 7
Views: 5910

Re: New tool for Train Mountain

awesome
I wish i was closer, this would be a fun project
by cbrew
Tue May 28, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water glasses
Replies: 32
Views: 8372

Re: water glasses

when i bend brass pipe, it need to be a dull red, it works very easy at that temp
by cbrew
Tue May 28, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New tool for Train Mountain
Replies: 7
Views: 5910

Re: New tool for Train Mountain

Nicely done Russ, the only thing i can see that would make that better is to add one more cable system to bring the switch back and forth for you...
by cbrew
Tue May 28, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: water glasses
Replies: 32
Views: 8372

Re: water glasses

yes, the leak will raise (in your case) or lower depending where the leak is. even a leaking valve will screw with the level
by cbrew
Sun May 26, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Boiler Dry Pipes Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2399

Re: Boiler Dry Pipes Question

Morning, I am assuming you are talking about the two hollow stays that run from the back to front, yes you will want to seal them up. drawing air through those will do nothing good. I used something as simple as cork plugs on the back head. 1-19-03_06.JPG since i have moved to a smoke box throttle o...
by cbrew
Sat May 25, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Clippard QC's
Replies: 4
Views: 3193

Re: Clippard QC's

NP317 wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 10:24 pm
The company probably went with a lower bidder for the machined parts.
Bean counters at work.
Speculation. And common.
~RN
lower bidder of just lacking QC. something changed on the line.
by cbrew
Fri May 24, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Clippard QC's
Replies: 4
Views: 3193

Re: Clippard QC's

i have been using this disconnects for as long as i can remember, its interesting the early units, never had an issue, but the ones i have picked up in the last 5 to 6 years,, this issue.
by cbrew
Wed May 22, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Ball Lead screw interchangeability
Replies: 1
Views: 2480

Ball Lead screw interchangeability

Morning all, I know this is a long shot, but i happened across a gentleman that is offering to sell me a Mititoyo controller, DRO, Ball screws, servo motors etc. here is the question i need answered. the lead screws was purchased to fit a Alliant Bridgeport clone with a 10X54 inch table. I have a j ...