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BOILER BUILDING + Other Projects by STEAMHEATON
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« Reply #480 on: Aug 4th, 2008, 8:40am »
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Wow Ray, nice work. I have to keep reminding myself that you are using a hand held grinder and not any form of milling machine to get these tight fits. It is a true testament to what can be done with basic tools, forethought and plenty of patience.  
Bobby


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« Reply #481 on: Aug 4th, 2008, 11:56am »
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Thanks Bobby.  believe me, I wish I had a mill,  as you can see  I don't have the room for it  right now LOL.   When you have to get buy ,with what ever you have , it forces you to be creative.    On the raritan, which has a 6" boiler , I  made a fixture to hold the sand dome and cut that radius on the lathe. This boiler is too big for that.   I made a paper template out of a paper plate.  It had the radius of the barrel , transferred it to the weld cap and started grinding.  Ray III

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« Reply #482 on: Aug 4th, 2008, 10:11pm »
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   As our dear friend Ben used to say,"Man, oh man, now thats somethin".
I could not agree more. I can't wait for your next trip down here with this beauty. It should be awesome!
 
   Thanks for posting these latest pics Ray.


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« Reply #483 on: Aug 17th, 2008, 11:48pm »
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Hello everyone,  I worked on the boiler  most of the day.   The next set of pics will cover the installation of the steam supply lines for the smoke box throttle and the manifold on the backhead.  Before I could start on that I had to bevel the the back of the barrel.   I had already  beveled the outside sheets, but had not done the barrel at the rear.   This had to be done before  starting the supply lines .  The rear nipple  would be in the way of the  grinding wheel , and I did not want to take a chance of messing up the threads on it once it was welded in.  So I went ahead and beveled the barrel .  The first pic is  the rear barrel  before i beveled it.

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« Reply #484 on: Aug 17th, 2008, 11:49pm »
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barrel after it was beveled

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« Reply #485 on: Aug 17th, 2008, 11:50pm »
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this pic shows the hole for the manifold nipple , and it has been counter sunk.

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« Reply #486 on: Aug 17th, 2008, 11:52pm »
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the next pic shows the 2 holes  for the nipples in the steam dome. 1 for the throttle line and 1 going back to the manifold.

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« Reply #487 on: Aug 17th, 2008, 11:54pm »
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This is a different angle on the same 2 holes. It gives you a better idea of there location.

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« Reply #488 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 12:00am »
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Next pic shows the 2 holes for the nipples plus the 6  3/8th holes that will allow steam to enter the dome . This was suggested to me by a very good live steamer  Duncan H.    Plenty of steam will get in but the remaining barrel material will act as a baffle.

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« Reply #489 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 12:02am »
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same view with saftey nipples  in the pic

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« Reply #490 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 12:04am »
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this pic shows the steam dome holes after I used the air sander on them to prepare the metal for welding of the  nipples and steam dome.

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« Reply #491 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 12:07am »
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pic shows welding wire acting as a second pair of hands.  It held the line in place , had to bend it a few times to get it right  ,but worked pretty good.

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« Reply #492 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 12:08am »
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pic shows a close up of wire holding manifold end of supply line.

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« Reply #493 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 12:12am »
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pic shows front end of rear supply line being held by the wire.

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« Reply #494 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 12:14am »
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this is an inside the barrel view of the supply line hangers.

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« Reply #495 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 12:15am »
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manifold nipple at proper height and ready for welding.

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« Reply #496 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 12:16am »
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pic shows first pass on manifold nipple side view.

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« Reply #497 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 12:18am »
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pic shows a rear view of  the  manifold nipple first pass.

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« Reply #498 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 12:22am »
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pic shows front nipple of rear supply line, welded.  These were not counter sunk and will only receive one good pass.  They are only holding the pipe up in the dome .  The seal will be  from the welds  on the dome itself.

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« Reply #499 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 12:26am »
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pic shows nipples for the throttle line to the front ,and the  manifold line to the rear, both welded. This is now ready for the dome to be welded on.

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