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by lighthousekeeper
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: boiler size
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: boiler size

Sorry , clarification's on boiler, so boiler 32 inches in height, boiler diameter 20 inches, boiler tubes 1 1/2' outside diameter 22 tubes, and a square firebox 24 by 24 inches 16 inches in height. The plans for salty r pretty advanced and vague to be expected for 70 bucks! haha Here is the specs if...
by lighthousekeeper
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: boiler size
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: boiler size

Hi, 32 inch in height, 20" in diameter is just the boiler size, I was thinking about a building a square firebox 24 by 24 and 16 inches high. My previous boiler the firebox was small , I found myself stuffing the wood in as much as would fit! Actually "Iron Chief" has inspired me to build salty in s...
by lighthousekeeper
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: boiler size
Replies: 4
Views: 954

boiler size

Hello recently finished building glen-L fred murphy 30' steel hull tug, for my 8th boat I am planning on going back to steam, building reliable steams (salty) in steel. steam powered. Might stretch it out to 22 feet with the 7' 4" beam. My question is if I build a boiler vft 32 inches high , 20" in ...
by lighthousekeeper
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Air leaking by cooper tubes
Replies: 22
Views: 10337

Re: Air leaking by cooper tubes

Just what to let you guys know I picked up a used tube expander off ebay for 50 bucks re-rolled my tubes this afternoon, just fired up boiler took 20 mins to reach 85psi everything appears to be fine now. Just want to thank all of you folks for pointing me in the right direction once again, my knowl...
by lighthousekeeper
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Air leaking by cooper tubes
Replies: 22
Views: 10337

Re: Air leaking by cooper tubes

Is their any harm in using a automotive tube expander for exhaust pipes to re-roll my copper tubes? I can pick one up for 50 bucks at NAPPA.
by lighthousekeeper
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Air leaking by cooper tubes
Replies: 22
Views: 10337

Re: Air leaking by cooper tubes

I have been running with 40% to 50% level in boiler, I will have to get that up to maybe 75%
by lighthousekeeper
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Air leaking by cooper tubes
Replies: 22
Views: 10337

Re: Air leaking by cooper tubes

Actually I think the bottom ( fire box side) of the tubes is fine being submersed in the boiler water. Can you tell me why some guys just roll the tubes in while others silver solder them?
by lighthousekeeper
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Air leaking by cooper tubes
Replies: 22
Views: 10337

Re: Air leaking by cooper tubes

Hi thanks for the info will I be able to reach the bottom of the tubes about 30 inch's in length with a tube expander also? there isn't a terrible amount of room in the fire box.

jamie
by lighthousekeeper
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Air leaking by cooper tubes
Replies: 22
Views: 10337

Air leaking by cooper tubes

Hi, I have a vertical tube dry leg boiler there are 22- 1 1/2" copper tubes I noticed a slight hissing noise when I fired up the boiler yesterday for the first time this summer. I had a great run on Jenny Girl we steamed for 3 hours none stop. I was running at 80psi but noticed pressure dropping to ...
by lighthousekeeper
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Sheg Bar for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 4096

Re: Sheg Bar for sale

hi second photo shows exact measurements, its a real pain to put photo's on this forum, here is my email address drop me a line and I will send you a photo directly if you want thanks, jzaroski@shaw.ca