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by lostintime
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Sales and Trade
Topic: Source of Pipe Elbows
Replies: 9
Views: 1255

Re: Source of Pipe Elbows

Just a thought, look for a local refrigeration parts supply werehouse. I believe Gustav Larson has distributors nation wide, and carries them. With the industry switching to 410A and it's operating pressures hitting 600psi, they carry thick walled silver solderable fittings.
by lostintime
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: hydroforming a boiler from sheet metal
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: hydroforming a boiler from sheet metal

Okay, idea officially scrapped. Though I guess I never really though about saftey margins to ultimate fail as high as >100/1. Im more use to 1.5/1 or 2/1 on life critical parts in my other hobby (experimental class aircraft) but weight is much more of an issue there.
by lostintime
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: hydroforming a boiler from sheet metal
Replies: 3
Views: 840

hydroforming a boiler from sheet metal

Okay, I know this thought is a bit out there, but with local shops that will lazer cut sheet stock cheap ive been toying with the idea of cutting a series of "harp?" Shaped sheets, weld the edges together, hook up a 2400psi pressure washer to one of the bungs welded to it, and "inflate" it to shape....
by lostintime
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Question about spare parts
Replies: 24
Views: 4159

Re: Question about spare parts

I couldn't agree more with the muzzle loader, charcoal is easy to make and you can leach niter out of about any good soil. If t works better with sulfer but its not "essential", more than one fort was saved in the early days of the united states by leaching out the dirt under the latreans when they ...
by lostintime
Thu May 31, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Another story question
Replies: 23
Views: 3168

Re: Another story question

The log shows one extreme event where he moved 12 tons of coal into the boiler in one hour. . I feel sorry for the dumb bastard that picks a bar fight with the guy who's pulled that shift for couple years, calluses that can grab a broken beer bottle, and an uppercut that would introduce your chin t...
by lostintime
Tue May 29, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Another story question
Replies: 23
Views: 3168

Re: Another story question

Run it on whale oil, a liquid burner would be much easier to control, and its supposed to burn supper clean
by lostintime
Tue May 29, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Another story question
Replies: 23
Views: 3168

Re: Another story question

Again not to side track, as I am sure the more experienced operators will give good details of the direct steam gauges/controls, but if I was to go out without modern conventional radios/gps, id have a big barometer, thermometer, and relative humidity gauge to warn of impending weather; if indeed se...
by lostintime
Mon May 28, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Another story question
Replies: 23
Views: 3168

Re: Another story question

Not to side track the question but to only give a personal preference of "imagery" brass and copper, and lot of it. Whirling things should have curved spokes. My daughter has a movie "castle in the sky", a cartoon set in an alternate early 1900's times frame that has lots of steam and airships ect. ...
by lostintime
Sat May 26, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: A banal story question
Replies: 15
Views: 1970

Re: A banal story question

If its a desolate area,(preferably a narrow channel) and you got a strong feeling you will have a reason to flee with a pursuit to follow.. tie ropes to rocks with floats on the other end that stay just under the surface. Run ropes,cables, a few pieces of wood if you have them, anything you got betw...
by lostintime
Fri May 25, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Welcome
Topic: A banal story question
Replies: 15
Views: 1970

Re: A banal story question

Or piece together a scalding pipe...in the event you need them to want to get off in a quick fashion...