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BOILER BUILDING + Other Projects by STEAMHEATON
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« Reply #680 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 11:49pm »
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first pic ,smoke box with  the rivet detail ready for the drill press.

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« Reply #681 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 11:51pm »
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next pic shows the  level in the firebox , checking front and rear sheet alignment.

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« Reply #682 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 11:54pm »
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pic shows the front sheet in place and ready for the level.

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« Reply #683 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 11:55pm »
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level on the front tube sheet.

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« Reply #684 on: Dec 27th, 2008, 11:56pm »
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close up of last pic.

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« Reply #685 on: Dec 28th, 2008, 12:04am »
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This is the last pic for tonight.  Showing the spot welds on the front tube sheet.   The shiney area on the barrel I.D. around the tube sheet was ground clean to allow for a good welding surface.  I have some help lined up  tomorrow to lift the boiler off of the stand, so I can stand it up on end and weld the front tube sheet in,  I will also weld the dry tubes  and front supply line at this time.  Ray III

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« Reply #686 on: Dec 28th, 2008, 1:55am »
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 Hey Ray,, does that mean you are going to be ready for rolling tubes and a hydro soon?  Should we get the hydro pump ready?  
 
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« Reply #687 on: Dec 28th, 2008, 9:06am »
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Yes Tim I am going to bring it up there , in the next couple of weeks for the hydro .

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« Reply #688 on: Dec 28th, 2008, 10:54am »
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   Ray,
 
   It certainly was good to see those sheets in. Glad you got the reamer to do the job for you. You did that sort of fast after our last phone conversation.  
 
   I guess I've turned into the "new" turtle now here in the SE. Heh,heh,heh.
 
   PS, Got lots of coal to burn!!!
 
   Bruce


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« Reply #689 on: Dec 28th, 2008, 9:00pm »
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Bruce,  I hope to make a trip to Narrows myself, before the unmeet.  If I don't, I might need to try your coal.   Ray III

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« Reply #690 on: Dec 28th, 2008, 9:27pm »
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With help from my daughters boyfriend and the tractor, we  lifted the boiler off the stand and stood it on end this morning.  The first pass is complete on the front tube sheet with the second pass started, also  the first pass is complete on the front supply line.  I hope to finish the welding tomorrow. This first pic shows the boiler on end,  with the shop light on it to warm the metal a bit before welding.  The garage is insulated and heated while I am working out there, but the metal is still  pretty cool.  It was 31 degrees [out side of course] this morning. Ray III

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« Reply #691 on: Dec 28th, 2008, 9:31pm »
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Same as last pic with garage door open for a different light.

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« Reply #692 on: Dec 28th, 2008, 9:38pm »
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pic shows first pass almost 1/2 way around.

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« Reply #693 on: Dec 28th, 2008, 9:41pm »
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close up of first pass.

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« Reply #694 on: Dec 28th, 2008, 9:43pm »
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Last pic for tonight.  first pass complete on front tube sheet, and supply line , with the second pass on tube sheet started.   hope to finish this tomorrow. Ray III

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« Reply #695 on: Dec 28th, 2008, 11:33pm »
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awesome! ok so I am running out of adjectives.  

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« Reply #696 on: Dec 29th, 2008, 9:11am »
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Looking good, Ray.
 
Technical question: In the construction of our hobby boilers, are the welds stress relieved?
 
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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 #697 on: Dec 29th, 2008, 12:11pm »
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Purdy   : seriously you are one of the best welders I know keep up the good work  

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« Reply #698 on: Dec 29th, 2008, 8:16pm »
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Bobby ,thanks, I will be glad when the boiler is done and can move on to the next  project.     Greg,  I can only comment on my personal experiences.   I have built four 1 1/2" scale boilers including the mike boiler.   None of them were stress relieved.  One of those boilers , the raritan is on it's 17th year of operation.   In my 28 years in this hobby, and having met and  gotten to know many experienced builders in several states.  I can not think of anyone  stress relieving their boilers.  Thats not to say it has not been done , those are just my experiences.   Ollie  thanks and I am glad you are enjoying the project. As for the welding.  I had not tig welded in 20 years prior to starting the mikado boiler.   There were many practice passes on scrap metal before I ran the first pass on any boiler parts.  To run nice passes you have to know the basics and then practice them often.  If not you get rusty, you never forget the basics , but you sure get rusty.  It's all about repetition, as the project has gone along, I have noticed my beads are more consistant .  Now the torch angle , the rod angle,  the distance between tungsten and the work, and  forward  speed , seem to take less concentration .  You still have to concentrate but your hands become trained .    Ray III

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« Reply #699 on: Dec 30th, 2008, 5:06pm »
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Thanks Ray. The question just popped into my head and was one that I had never seen addressed on any of the boards I haunt..... Even the ones populated by "experts".
 
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