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by loggerhogger
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: VFT tube leak
Replies: 54
Views: 14429

Re: VFT tube leak

wsmcycle wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:11 pm
It looks like I have at least two tubes leaking at the rolled flange. I read elsewhere on the forum that "radiator fix" products can stop such leaks. I don't have a tubing expander. If I did, I would try swedging. can I rent one somewhere?
You can often find tube rollers on ebay.
by loggerhogger
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Boiler feed pump ?
Replies: 17
Views: 7007

Re: Boiler feed pump ?

Contact Pat Spurlock of Elliot Bay Steam Launch. I think he has castings for one that is gear driven off the shaft.
by loggerhogger
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Unknown engine - HELP identifying please
Replies: 7
Views: 2650

Re: Unknown engine - HELP identifying please

The picture doesn't seem to be there.
by loggerhogger
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Re-magnetizing a Bergen-Nautik Compass
Replies: 5
Views: 3222

Re: Re-magnetizing a Bergen-Nautik Compass

A while back I bought a small compas that was liquid filled. I can't remember the name of the manufacturer, but they were still in business. I called to ask what kind of liquid they used, since it was low. They told me that regular cigarette lighter fluid is what they used. I tried it, and there doe...
by loggerhogger
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Knocking ??
Replies: 14
Views: 5030

Re: Knocking ??

Something you might want to look at would be a possible loose piston. Or maybe check your strike points to see if anything has changed.
by loggerhogger
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Greetings from Washington State
Replies: 4
Views: 3044

Re: Greetings from Washington State

Not much as far as private steam launches are concerned. However I have volnteered as a fireman/oiler on the steamer Virginia V which is a 122 ft wooden hulled steamer in Seattle. She has a tripple expansion engine also.
by loggerhogger
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Greetings from Washington State
Replies: 4
Views: 3044

Re: Greetings from Washington State

Thanks Ken, Recently Pat Spurlock with a good friend of mine Keith Sturmburg did a lot of revising of the drawings and some of the castings to hopefully resolve some of the issues that folks had. I just got started on machining the bedplate, so I'm not too far into it yet. I had to have a surgery re...
by loggerhogger
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Greetings from Washington State
Replies: 4
Views: 3044

Greetings from Washington State

Thank you for allowing me to join. I currently do not have a steam boat, but I have just started building the Elliot Bay Tripple Expansion Engine. This is my first marine steam engine. I have so far built 5 other engines from castings four of them steam including a Corliss engine that was sold by Co...