Oil burning boiler mods

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Re: Oil burning boiler mods

Postby Marty_Knox » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:30 pm

I use the water glass from LocoParts, I am working with Jeff to develop a bottom connection that projects into the water space. I prefer to drill and tap the backhead rather than use a half coupling.

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Re: Oil burning boiler mods

Postby makinsmoke » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:28 pm

Perfect!

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Re: Oil burning boiler mods

Postby Vance Nickerson » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:29 pm

Just give me a call I'm finishing up a coal to oil conversion on a Pacific right now and tested it yesterday awesome results with a Bagley burner.

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Re: Oil burning boiler mods

Postby makinsmoke » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:43 am

Hoping to see that Pacific running in about three weeks!

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Re: Oil burning boiler mods

Postby Vance Nickerson » Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:54 am

I'm burning the candle at both ends trying to make it.

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Re: Oil burning boiler mods

Postby Vance Nickerson » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:48 pm

Makinsmoke. Brian, YouTube my name I put a video of the Pacific under full pressure. You can see the results with a Bagley.

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Re: Oil burning boiler mods

Postby ChipsAhoy » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:46 pm

Marty,
Currently saving up to have a boiler made for my loooong term 10 wheeler build, (I priced one from you last year). Why is it you recommend steel tubes vs K copper in an oil fired version? Seal welded one end?
Scotty

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Re: Oil burning boiler mods

Postby Marty_Knox » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:53 pm

The oil fire ramps up and down so fast copper tubes can pull away from the sheet and start leaking.
Seal welding the steel tubes at the firebox end transfers the heat into the sheet better and keeps the end of the tube from burning.

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Re: Oil burning boiler mods

Postby ChipsAhoy » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:41 pm

Marty_Knox wrote:The oil fire ramps up and down so fast copper tubes can pull away from the sheet and start leaking.
Seal welding the steel tubes at the firebox end transfers the heat into the sheet better and keeps the end of the tube from burning.

.... and roll the smokebox end?

Thks... good info to know!,
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Re: Oil burning boiler mods

Postby Marty_Knox » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:06 pm

Yes, both ends are rolled. The firebox end is rolled, seal welded, then re-rolled. This keeps the seal on the water side.

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Re: Oil burning boiler mods

Postby NP317 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:24 am

Marty_Knox wrote:Yes, both ends are rolled. The firebox end is rolled, seal welded, then re-rolled. This keeps the seal on the water side.

That is prototype practice, for good reasons as noted by Marty.
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