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« Reply #220 on: Aug 26th, 2007, 11:14pm »
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a close up of first pass.

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« Reply #221 on: Aug 26th, 2007, 11:21pm »
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last pic for tonight, this pic shows first pass ,the next several passes will fill the beveled area. Then I will make 1 pass on the inside of the firebox for a sealing run.

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« Reply #222 on: Aug 27th, 2007, 8:53am »
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Thanks, so much, for the update, Ray. It's great fun, as well as educational, to watch your progress. What filler rod are you using?
 
Greg B.


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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
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« Reply #223 on: Aug 27th, 2007, 9:44am »
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   Ray,
 
   Those look like some really hot welds. Nice flow to them. If you keep going like this, it won't be long till all the heavy plate welding is done.
   Thanks for posting these pics.
 
   Take care,
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #224 on: Aug 27th, 2007, 5:27pm »
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Ray, I can tell you live in "Big Coal" country....... That is one big firebox!

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« Reply #225 on: Aug 30th, 2007, 11:30am »
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Thanks Greg, Bruce, and Bobby.   Greg  I am using  ER70s-2   1/8th rod .  Bruce yes the root pass went in pretty hot, with good penetration.  Bobby,  you are correct.  This is a huge firebox. 14 1/4 x 9 3/4.   The raritan's firebox  is only 4x6.  This will be a totally diff  ballgame firing this one.

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« Reply #226 on: Sep 2nd, 2007, 6:31pm »
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here is a pic of my makeshift  welding table.  the firebox is almost done. A few more pass's on the crown, and attach the mudring and fire door ring material.  Ray III

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« Reply #227 on: Sep 2nd, 2007, 6:50pm »
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this pic shows the crown sheet  attached with the first weld pass on the crown to the rear tube sheet.  The  tigwelder I bought for this project is  heavy duty able to weld above 300amps.  this has presented a prob,  the 50 amp breaker that has done fine over the years for my little lincoln buzz box is not liking the  potential 100 amp draw of the  tig welder.  when I started to weld the crown the other day the breaker started tripping.  So an electrician will upgrade the  elec. to the garage on tuesday.  

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« Reply #228 on: Sep 2nd, 2007, 6:56pm »
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A back view of the firebox with crown attached

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« Reply #229 on: Sep 2nd, 2007, 7:00pm »
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here is a close up of some of the welds

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« Reply #230 on: Sep 2nd, 2007, 7:05pm »
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on the right side you can see the bevel between the crown and side sheet.

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« Reply #231 on: Sep 2nd, 2007, 7:15pm »
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this pic shows the firebox on it's side with welds on all of the plates


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« Reply #232 on: Sep 2nd, 2007, 7:21pm »
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this is the last pic for today, it shows the inside of the firebox with some of the seal welds  already run, this is just extra weld that  seals all the joints from the inside , a little insurance if you will, that  I hope to never need. I will not do anymore welding until tuesday, and the 100 amp breaker is  installed with heavier wire too.  This will need a lot of coal.  Ray III

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« Reply #233 on: Sep 2nd, 2007, 9:58pm »
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   HOLY HANNA, Ray,  that is one hell-of-a big firebox. You goota git yoself on hell-of-a big coal scoop now. Heh,heh,heh.
 
   Take care,
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #234 on: Sep 3rd, 2007, 5:38pm »
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I'm thinkin we may be seeing the first 1.5" scale "stoker"  to feed this monster. Ray it sure is shaping up nicely.

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« Reply #235 on: Sep 4th, 2007, 8:05pm »
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Great looking welds Ray!  I love the picture of the firebox in front of the raritan, really shows how much bigger the mike is going to be.

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« Reply #236 on: Sep 5th, 2007, 6:21am »
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I was just reminiscing about being young and having enough unruptured discs to be able to horse that much steel around.
 
Lookin' real good, Ray.


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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

When the man at the door said," Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms", I, naturally assumed it was a delivery!
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« Reply #237 on: Sep 5th, 2007, 4:01pm »
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Greg, for a minute I thought you said "when I was young I used to steal horses"  

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« Reply #238 on: Sep 5th, 2007, 6:02pm »
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The punch line to an old horse joke is, "That's one..."
 
Well, Bobby, that's one.... They were iron horses, by the way.
 
Greg B.


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Mechanical engineers build weapons, whereas civil engineers build targets.

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« Reply #239 on: Sep 5th, 2007, 8:28pm »
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LOL,  actually I should have welded a crane together first.


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