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by cbrew
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 Boiler pet cocks ?
Replies: 11
Views: 212

Re: 3 Boiler pet cocks ?

Thanks guys. Kudos to Andy for mentioning a use for the middle cock. Some recess of my memory cells vaguely has opened up to recall the middle position as useful...now I know why. One followup- the lower sight glass valve is mounted substantially below the lower pet cock. Is it true this was the ol...
by cbrew
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 3 Boiler pet cocks ?
Replies: 11
Views: 212

Re: 3 Boiler pet cocks ?

^^ What he said ,
imho, they are all but useless with these smaller boilers. unless you want them for the "look" I would replace them in favor of a second glass.
but with proper procedures a single glass will do the job
by cbrew
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: blind driver
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: blind driver

Being number 2 driver, i can not see it effecting anything, I had the rear driver rub on a boiler stay on the allen american when i broke a bolt on the front leaf spring, grinding the flange thin, it ran that way for 3 years before it was time to shoe the old gal. I say run it, and when its time,, s...
by cbrew
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: blind driver
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: blind driver

is the flange damage on the back of the flange? if so, i would not worry about it and run it.
attached is the thread profile i used on my ten wheeler with a center blind drivers
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by cbrew
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Throttle / Regulator
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: Throttle / Regulator

no, never seen that either. having a chest gauge and knowing how to handle the throttle, its easy enough to manually regulate the pressure. just watch the gauge and listen to the beast
by cbrew
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Walschaert Eccentric Key
Replies: 9
Views: 933

Re: Walschaert Eccentric Key

dnevil wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:05 am
My question is as follows. Is it common to also key the crank pin to the wheel to prevent the pin from rotating and throwing the valve timing off?
Thanks,
Daris
I would be say YES.
this is more important than keying the eccentric crank to the pin,
by cbrew
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injector problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: injector problem

also, have you tried swapping the two injectors to see if the problem follows?
by cbrew
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: injector problem
Replies: 16
Views: 1182

Re: injector problem

have you tried using a short hose connected to the water inlet and using a coffee cup of water to see if it will pick up?
by cbrew
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: 730 Gets a Boiler
Replies: 75
Views: 6280

Re: 730 Gets a Boiler

Here is the rust i found inside the locoparts burner manifold when i shopped the american. needless to say i was surprised be this "gift" a couple of the burners was plugged with this grit IMG_20180113_124752.jpg IMG_20180113_124800.jpg IMG_20180113_130039.jpg IMG_20180113_125224.jpg IMG_20180113_13...
by cbrew
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Two brand new Chicago super scale injectors for sale .
Replies: 3
Views: 941

Re: Two brand new Chicago super scale injectors for sale .

I agree, with Anthony at EE now picking up the slack with his fantastic line injectors, unless someone is after the name, I think the boat has set sail on those prices
by cbrew
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: What is this?

makinsmoke wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:36 am
Wish someone sold them as dummy castings at minimum.
I made one out of scrap and hide a clippard cylinder inside,
by cbrew
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder Cocks Issue (Video)- Any Suggestions?
Replies: 14
Views: 1722

Re: Cylinder Cocks Issue (Video)- Any Suggestions?

at the beginning of the video, its very clear all four corners is getting steam. what type of rollers do you have it on. it sure seems to have a lot of drag. that said, you are asking about the cocks. questions, 1) was the cock supposed to be open or closed? 2) are they manual, steam or "automatic"?...