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BOILER BUILDING + Other Projects by STEAMHEATON
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« Reply #560 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:20am »
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this pic shows the boiler after I have rolled it over to weld the other  2 sheets.

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« Reply #561 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:23am »
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next pic shows ,fireman side , outside sheet with most stays having there 2nd pass , and  the middle row with the  1st pass.

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« Reply #562 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:26am »
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pic is looking through fire door on eng side  . Some have the 1st and some have the 2nd pass.

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« Reply #563 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:28am »
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pic shows eng side , some have 1st pass and some have 2nd pass.   Same as last pic , different angle.

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« Reply #564 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:34am »
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the next 4 pics , were taken by my wife.  I asked her to take some of me welding, to show this project from a different perspective . In the first  2 pics I have my leg up on a chair , that puts my left  leg in a good place to rest my left arm which is holding the tig torch.  You will have much better control of the torch if you can rest against something.

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« Reply #565 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:37am »
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this pic is similar to the last , at just a slightly diff angle.

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« Reply #566 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:38am »
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the next  2 pics find me inside the firebox .

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« Reply #567 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:42am »
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this pic is similar to the last at a slightly different angle.

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« Reply #568 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:46am »
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this pic shows, eng side, inside sheet , all with 2nd pass , and some with 3rd pass.

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« Reply #569 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:48am »
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this pic is a close up of the last pic.

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« Reply #570 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:49am »
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this pic shows the outside sheet  firemans side , with 3rd pass on all stays

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« Reply #571 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:51am »
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pic shows eng side inside sheet ,only 5 stays left for the 3rd pass.

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« Reply #572 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 12:53am »
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last pic for tonight.  Eng side ,inside sheet with 3rd pass on all stays.  1st and 2nd passes , I used 3/32 welding rod , the 3rd pass I used 1/8th rod.   Ray III

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« Reply #573 on: Sep 22nd, 2008, 11:39pm »
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Today  I  lifted the boiler off of the stand with the tractor.  It weighs  at least 300# now.  Once it was off the stand, I stood it up on the firebox end.  This would enable me to weld the outside stays on the throat sheet, which is the sheet under the boiler at the front of the firebox.  After these stays were welded, I then flipped the boiler, which put the firebox end up, so I could weld the throat stays on the inside of the firebox.  With the throat stays welded ,  the boiler was lifted again and returned to the stand.   I then began to run passes around the mud ring.   It looks like there will be 4 passes on each side of the mudring material.   It would have been nice to get this done today,  with the argon tank empty [ argon is the shielding gas used  for tig welding steel] the welding came to a halt.    So here are the pics of the todays progress.   Ray III

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« Reply #574 on: Sep 23rd, 2008, 12:00am »
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1st pic , lifting boiler off stand.

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« Reply #575 on: Sep 23rd, 2008, 12:03am »
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next  2 pics are diff angles ,lifting boiler off of the stand.

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« Reply #576 on: Sep 23rd, 2008, 12:04am »
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dome side, in this pic.

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« Reply #577 on: Sep 23rd, 2008, 12:06am »
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next pic shows boiler standing, on firebox end.

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« Reply #578 on: Sep 23rd, 2008, 12:07am »
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standing on firebox end side view.

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« Reply #579 on: Sep 23rd, 2008, 12:09am »
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this pic shows close up of outside throat sheet staybolt welds , with 3 passes.

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