Elesco feed water heater

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Steamer Al
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Re: Elesco feed water heater

Post by Steamer Al » Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:40 pm

What a beautiful peice of machining- cant wait to see it coming together.

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Re: Elesco feed water heater

Post by little giant » Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:58 pm

I'm getting ready to silver solder the inlet and outlet to the fixed end. I had to make a bracket to hold things in place so they don't move when soldering.

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Re: Elesco feed water heater

Post by little giant » Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:59 pm

little giant wrote:
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:58 pm
I'm getting ready to silver solder the inlet and outlet to the fixed end. I had to make a bracket to hold things in place so they don't move when soldering.
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Re: Elesco feed water heater

Post by little giant » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:53 pm

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Took advantage of the long Easter weekend and swagged in some tubes.

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Re: Elesco feed water heater

Post by Berkman » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:20 pm

This is a great thread! Really enjoying seeing your elesco come together!

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Re: Elesco feed water heater

Post by little giant » Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:11 am

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I finished putting in the tubes and made the end covers.
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Re: Elesco feed water heater

Post by little giant » Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:13 am

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Starting to do the outer cover.

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Re: Elesco feed water heater

Post by little giant » Tue May 11, 2021 11:52 am

Finally finished up the end cap. This cap looks closer to the prototype than the print, which was more square ended.
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Re: Elesco feed water heater

Post by little giant » Fri May 21, 2021 11:32 am

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Starting to drill the holes in the body from the exhaust. Tricky part when starting a hole on a curved surface. I first started off with a 1/4 ball end mill and go down until I can use a spot drill. Then use a drill to go through. Next I'll use a 1/2 endmill, then bore to 5/8.

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Re: Elesco feed water heater

Post by Bill Shields » Fri May 21, 2021 5:48 pm

Ball mills are rather best hole starting too. Bar none

Holy cow what a sweet looking job!
Too many things going on to bother listing them.

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Re: Elesco feed water heater

Post by little giant » Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:15 pm

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Thank you Bill for the compliments I really do appreciate that. Well I spent the last 2 weeks trying to decide what the top of the Elesco feed water heater should look like and I came up with this.

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Re: Elesco feed water heater

Post by little giant » Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:23 pm

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And this. My feed water heater had an unique feature. The 2 hex's on top were a venting system that would tie in to each other and feed to a pipe up to the front of the smoke stack. The hex is attached to a pipe that runs down about a 1/3 of the way into the heater center.
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