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« Reply #760 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 3:40am »
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the boiler received a coat of 500 degree semi gloss black engine paint with ceramic.

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« Reply #761 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 3:40am »
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another pic of boiler painted.

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« Reply #762 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 3:41am »
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front sheet with paint

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« Reply #763 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 3:42am »
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one last paint pic.

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« Reply #764 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 3:44am »
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it took 3 of us to get the boiler back on the stand and in position to roll the tubes on the firebox end.  Probably weighs close to 400# now.

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« Reply #765 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 3:44am »
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another look at the firedoor base.

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« Reply #766 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 3:45am »
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firebox view of all  the tubes in.

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« Reply #767 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 3:49am »
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the left side of this pic shows the 3/8ths square drive  end of the roller. In the middle is the adapter I made.   It was a short  3/8ths extension that I cut , only using the female end.  Then I cut the head off of a bolt and tig welded them together.  Then you can see the ratchet I used to drive the roller.

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« Reply #768 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 3:52am »
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pic shows the ratchet in the firebox, this is how I was going to bust every one of my knuckles , then while talking to Bruce R  he suggested a universal and another extension, to get outside of the firebox.  What a great idea. Thanks Bruce.

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« Reply #769 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 3:53am »
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this pic shows the revised method of rolling tubes in the firebox and the roller that was  loaned to me by Tim J  [alco steam]. The yellow stuff is tube roller lube.

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« Reply #770 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 3:55am »
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pic of roller in action

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« Reply #771 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 3:56am »
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close up of roller with 3 tubes  to roll.

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« Reply #772 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 3:57am »
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all the tubes are now rolled , you see them plugged here with paper towel and redy for paint.

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« Reply #773 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 3:59am »
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after the paint dried. I put air pressure in the boiler. Started with 60 psi the  105 then 130.  The pic shows 105 on the gauge.

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« Reply #774 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 4:01am »
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pic shows soapy water being sprayed on the tubes while under pressure to look for leaks.

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« Reply #775 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 4:03am »
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max pressure was 130psi and no leaks were found .  I did have a couple of pipe plugs leaking air due to the fact that I did not  use any teflon tape. I will before the hydro, on saturday.

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« Reply #776 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 4:04am »
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front sheet with soap and no leaks were found.

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« Reply #777 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 4:05am »
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ready to load up and take to Dawson IL. on sat. for the hydro.

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« Reply #778 on: Jan 9th, 2009, 4:09am »
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The last pic for tonight is actually the first pic  that I posted ,of this project. It's me standing there looking at the boiler tube, getting ready to layout the lines for the first cut.   May 20th 2007 to Jan 09 2009.  I.C. Mikado boiler build.   Ray III

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   Ray,
 
   First of all, those are some awsome pictures. Your workmanship is second to none. Thanks for shareing this expierience with all of us that are "truely" interested in what others are accomplishing in the live steam hobby.
 
   Secondly, after all of the years that we have been close friends, I had no doubt that this boiler project would end up with such great success.
 
   Now, its getting closer to fire up time. And with just a tad of luck, running at the "09" Un-Meet at the BCRR.
 
   Thanks again for this wonderful trip with you through this build.
 
   Bruce


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