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by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Old Boiler Dissection
Replies: 70
Views: 4768

Re: 730 Old Boiler Dissection

I suspect the horizontal crown sheet corroded quicker than the vertical side walls because the of 3 factors. First the crown sheet is more prone to scale build up staying in place, second the fire is directed towards it, and third the side walls have better heat removal buy the convection of the boi...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Unexpected Injector Failure Cause
Replies: 22
Views: 2168

Re: Unexpected Injector Failure Cause

Is this O ring designed to have radial compression between the valve steem and housing with adequate axiel clearance to allow for expansion? Or is being squeezed axiel like a graphite packing? If its being squeezed then its going to expand in the trapped volume and tend to do what's happening.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Old Boiler Dissection
Replies: 70
Views: 4768

Re: 730 Old Boiler Dissection

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Appears to me from the photos the bulk of the crown sheet corrosion occurred on the fire box side, not the water side. I know condensed gas burnner combustion gasses are corrosive. So is that what primary cause of the crown sheet thinning?

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: To Turbulize or not
Replies: 12
Views: 1937

Re: To Turbulize or not

A question on the test setup, did you set air the flow rate to be equal durring each test, or was the the flow controlled by pressure drop through the tubing? If both test were run at a set inlet pressure then the higher temp might be a result of a lower flow rate caused by the added pressure drop o...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fall Meet PVLS
Replies: 18
Views: 2517

Re: Fall Meet PVLS

Hope your still on the mend Kieth, and can make the trip.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Where are model bolts available
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Re: Where are model bolts available

Micro Fasteners also sell those sizes. My recommendation is use the stainless steel ones where any strength and corrosion resistance is needed. I only use brass for decorative purposes mostly. But hex heads may be larger than American Model Engineering. You can get stainless small hex nuts from McMa...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line
Replies: 158
Views: 62420

Re: Alcalde & Coalfield High Line

I love to plan a west coast road trip with the 3/4" P7 Pacific locomotive I have that was built by Joe Hild in early 30's. But it is a long way from New Engand. And would like line up with a meet weekend San Francisco at least. And maybe bring my gas fired Invicta to go up to Train Mountain as well....
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Splicing Romex?
Replies: 36
Views: 3597

Re: Splicing Romex?

I splice the in to the out going wire, plus a pig tail wire to the outlet with a tee nut in the outlet box for adding addition outlet. The only time you would wire through the outlet is if its a ground fault on that's protecting the string of outlets. But I seam to remember the last time I wired a G...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fall Meet PVLS
Replies: 18
Views: 2517

Re: Fall Meet PVLS

I plan to be up starting on Thursday if the weather good.

Rob
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: First machine tool, need a bit of help identifying and advice on restoration steps
Replies: 19
Views: 2164

Re: First machine tool, need a bit of help identifying and advice on restoration steps

You can get spindle and way oils from McMaster Carr in gallon sizes.
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wood lagging on the Invicta
Replies: 10
Views: 1668

Re: Wood lagging on the Invicta

Thanks Harold for the correction. I was surprised how easy and quickly it went. Spent a couple mornings cutting and planning the wood strips. One day cutting and fitting the strips, one day making and attaching the brass bands. A couple hours staining and finishing. A Dremal tool with 1/2" sanding d...
by 10 Wheeler Rob
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 9" South Bend lathe new to me
Replies: 4
Views: 1161

Re: 9" South Bend lathe new to me

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Here is a couple of photos. It had a rear mounted drive that mounts to a bump out on the back of cabinet, drive is curently sitting in not on of cabinet.