Mounting Water Glass

This forum is dedicated to the Live Steam Hobbyist Community.

Moderators: Harold_V, WJH, cbrew

User avatar
NP317
Posts: 1296
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:57 pm
Location: Northern Oregon

Re: Mounting Water Glass

Post by NP317 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:44 am

Yikes! Someone did not know what they were doing.
"Looks OK. Must be OK."
Wrong.
~RN

jlakes85
Posts: 161
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:07 am

Re: Mounting Water Glass

Post by jlakes85 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:45 am

Vance,

Wow! Where/in what way did the boiler fail due to low water? The top of my glass is now slightly above the top of the barrel, but I have a tall dome so no worries about priming if I really overfill it.

User avatar
Fender
Posts: 2489
Joined: Wed May 02, 2007 8:33 pm
Location: Chattanooga TN

Re: Mounting Water Glass

Post by Fender » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:18 am

jlakes85 wrote:Vance,

Wow! Where/in what way did the boiler fail due to low water? The top of my glass is now slightly above the top of the barrel, but I have a tall dome so no worries about priming if I really overfill it.
You’ll find from experience what water level causes priming. Even if the level is below the dome, the rapid boiling can cause water to carry over into the dry pipe.
If the boiler has rolled-in copper tubes, a low-water situation usually causes the top row of tubes to begin leaking.
Dan Watson

jlakes85
Posts: 161
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:07 am

Re: Mounting Water Glass

Post by jlakes85 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:14 pm

IMG_20180203_151004020.jpg
Hi all,

Here is a temporary piping arrangement with 5/16 copper tube. Am I asking for trouble with this?

User avatar
NP317
Posts: 1296
Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:57 pm
Location: Northern Oregon

Re: Mounting Water Glass

Post by NP317 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:06 pm

You usually want the upper connection to be at the highest point of the boiler barrel.
~RN

User avatar
Marty_Knox
Posts: 1307
Joined: Thu Jan 09, 2003 6:50 pm
Location: Michigan, USA

Re: Mounting Water Glass

Post by Marty_Knox » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:38 pm

jlakes85 wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:14 pm
IMG_20180203_151004020.jpgHi all,

Here is a temporary piping arrangement with 5/16 copper tube. Am I asking for trouble with this?
Yes you are. Look at the attachment in my second response in this thread.

jlakes85
Posts: 161
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:07 am

Re: Mounting Water Glass

Post by jlakes85 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:07 am

Hi Marty

Sounds good. Believe me I know it's ugly and I'm guessing the length of top piping is causing issue. The first few go around with rigid piping were a flop. Just ordered some more stuff from pm research and mc master

Post Reply