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by doublereefed
Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Air over water boiler test?
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Re: Air over water boiler test?

Gents, thank you for the responses and the details. OK, I'm convinced air over water is not a great way to go. I do have a tender pump Carl, I just rebuilt it. Great plan, why didn't I think of that? And to be clear this is a home test to see if there are any issues before I drive the 8-12 hours to ...
by doublereefed
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Air over water boiler test?
Replies: 9
Views: 745

Air over water boiler test?

I need to do a boiler test to check things before I travel. It's been a few years... thank you COVID. Anything wrong with an air pressure over water test? My plan is to fill the boiler completely full right up to the safeties, which are the highest point on the boiler. Cap one and put a pressure fit...
by doublereefed
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Max point load on 2 x (6)(8)(10) Wood Beam
Replies: 25
Views: 8759

Re: Max point load on 2 x (6)(8)(10) Wood Beam

John, I'm going to go with double 2x10s! That square of the dimension thing I think, right?
by doublereefed
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Max point load on 2 x (6)(8)(10) Wood Beam
Replies: 25
Views: 8759

Re: Max point load on 2 x (6)(8)(10) Wood Beam

Rudd, thanks for that. Imagine 1,500 lbs resting in the middle of a sawhorse. Thank you for interpreting the results for me. I'm going to go with triple 2x8s... and load it up slowly.
by doublereefed
Wed Mar 17, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Max point load on 2 x (6)(8)(10) Wood Beam
Replies: 25
Views: 8759

Re: Max point load on 2 x (6)(8)(10) Wood Beam

Thanks all! Yes, I need to clarify. This is for a static frame that would be required to pick up the end of the beam. It will not be in a trailer under dynamic loads or anything like that. My problems is... I had see the forestry forum calculator before, and even using their data (Doug Fir North for...
by doublereefed
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Max point load on 2 x (6)(8)(10) Wood Beam
Replies: 25
Views: 8759

Max point load on 2 x (6)(8)(10) Wood Beam

I turn to you all here because there's so many smart people on this list. I can't find information that tells me the safe max point load for a 2x6, 2x8, etc. wood beam. The Google results are all about floor systems with distributed loads and a system of beams on center. I need to build a rack relat...
by doublereefed
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 7382

Re: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?

I get it now. Thanks for taking the time to post that Marty.
by doublereefed
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 7382

Re: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?

Love the idea of the remote release. However, MAGNETS. I'm on it Steve. Perfect solution. Thanks!
by doublereefed
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 7382

Re: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?

Bill, good point. I have a gap on the slides, we shall see.

Marty... I like the idea of using friction. I'm not quite following the geometry you describe. Could you provide some more insight?

Thanks!
by doublereefed
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 7382

Re: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?

Steve, the next time I lift to boiler I am absolutely 100% doing it the way you have shown. For now I need a retrofit for the front. I am doing a sliding arrangement like you show for the rear pan.

Thanks!
by doublereefed
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Ash Pan Latch Ideas?
Replies: 14
Views: 7382

Ash Pan Latch Ideas?

The ash pan drop-down doors on my Allen Mogul were completely unworkable. I am converting the rear access to a slider, but I need an easy to use latch for this front access. It would nice to have something that trips easily with the poker, and then automatically re-latches when pushed back up. I'm s...
by doublereefed
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wash my locomotive
Replies: 7
Views: 4100

Re: Wash my locomotive

Thanks all for the advice and tips.