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Re: Blower

Post by Fred_V » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:04 am

maybe it's higher RPM than mine.
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Re: Blower

Post by Bill Shields » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:05 am

They have 5 or six varieties all appear the same to a picture.

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Re: Blower

Post by FRED DADDI » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:45 pm

Bill Shields wrote:Fred:

If you need a better picture, I can do that. If you want to SEE IT I will be at PLS boiler test day end of April.

I can do dimensioned drawings if you want...but I need to know stack info....
No need for a drawing . Not impressed with the blower may het one like i had for redundancy.


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Re: Blower

Post by FRED DADDI » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:38 pm

Ya know I cant really find a blower and am going to take up where I left off. Going to try one if the angled pipe adapters earlier in the thread. Bill what do you have? Maybe snap a picture?


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Re: Blower

Post by Bill Shields » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:59 pm

I have one of the grainger blower units described. I am away from home for a week and cannot take a picture right now but will do so this weekend.

Theae blowers move plenty of air. Two of them drive tbe coal furnace I use to heat my house. Tim just bought one for out Tom Thumb project and it does just fine.

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Re: Blower

Post by Fred_V » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:18 am

This is a nice size unit.
Dayton blower 1TDP7
tons of them on ebay. 146 CFM
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Re: Blower

Post by FRED DADDI » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:23 am

I have a 1TDN 2 from grainger


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Re: Blower

Post by Fender » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:33 am

Fred_V wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:55 am
here is another way of doing it that works well too but more bulky. This design doesn't heat up or soot up the fan.
Fred,
With this type blower, how far does the smaller pipe, coming in from the side, extend up inside the larger pipe?
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Re: Blower

Post by Fred_V » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:13 am

Fender wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:33 am
Fred_V wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:55 am
here is another way of doing it that works well too but more bulky. This design doesn't heat up or soot up the fan.
Fred,
With this type blower, how far does the smaller pipe, coming in from the side, extend up inside the larger pipe?
On mine it doesn't stick inside at all; just grafted onto the side of the big pipe.
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Re: Blower

Post by Fender » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:07 pm

One thing not really discussed in this thread is the difference between propane and coal firing. With propane, not much draft is needed, just enough to clear the combustion gases from the firebox. On a large coal- burner, a lot of draft is needed to get a vigorous fire going to raise steam. I believe the smaller blowers may be inadequate for a large coal-burner.
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Re: Blower

Post by Bill Shields » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:57 am

as I mentioned (sorry I was not clear on this)…

the blower that I use on my locos (which are both propane and coal), I also use on my home furnace, which basically has an 8" x 10" grate covered in anthracite coal...and it makes plenty of blow to make things go...

now maybe PUSHING air vs. PULLING air may make a significant difference...

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Re: Blower

Post by NP317 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:23 pm

Bill Shields wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:57 am
as I mentioned (sorry I was not clear on this)…

the blower that I use on my locos (which are both propane and coal), I also use on my home furnace, which basically has an 8" x 10" grate covered in anthracite coal...and it makes plenty of blow to make things go...

now maybe PUSHING air vs. PULLING air may make a significant difference...
So that means you actually have a Sucker and not a Blower??
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