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by PeteThePen1
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: A quick intro...
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: A quick intro...

Welcome Guy, You will find the answers to almost any question you may have either already on the site or by asking a question. We have many very knowledgable members willing to share their expertise. Do also join the Steam Boat Association, http://www.steamboatassociation.org.uk/ as that too is a us...
by PeteThePen1
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Funnel Diameter to Grate Area ratio
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Funnel Diameter to Grate Area ratio

Thanks Kelly You can no doubt feel the heat of my blushes from where you sit. Indeed that is the correct question I was intending to ask, but was too obsessed with looking at various sectional drawings where diameter is the visible measurement. Thanks too for the added data. That is really useful. R...
by PeteThePen1
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Funnel Diameter to Grate Area ratio
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Funnel Diameter to Grate Area ratio

Thanks Gentlemen.

It is really useful to have that sort of information especially backed up with data from known successful boiler installations.

Regards

Pete

(I am amused that my own flue is not a million miles off compared to the examples, given that it was not scientifically derived.)
by PeteThePen1
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: Funnel Diameter to Grate Area ratio
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Funnel Diameter to Grate Area ratio

Hi Folks Please could I pick your assembled brains? I am reflecting upon the design considerations when constructing a casing for a water tube pressure vessel. I recall asking a load of questions to a load of folk and incorporating their answers into the drawings for my own casing. I should, of cour...
by PeteThePen1
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam Table Values Derivation
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: Steam Table Values Derivation

Hi Fred Many thanks indeed for that information. I will save that for future use. As it happens I have done some revision for my spreadsheet formulae skills and ended up using a lookup table with data copied from the Steam Tables. Once I thought about what I was doing I only needed a dozen or so fig...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Steam Table Values Derivation
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Steam Table Values Derivation

Hi Folks A question for the engineers amongst you. I am messing about with some example calcs in the Steamboating Guide and trying to create a spreadsheet that could output answers to a wider range of inputs. I need to use Vg the Secific Volume of steam against pressure P. This is available in the t...
by PeteThePen1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Fitting stringers and bulkheads to GRP hull
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Re: Fitting stringers and bulkheads to GRP hull

Hi Pete I don't know if this will help but here are a few thoughts based on my experience of fitting out a glassfibre hull. I had no experience of glassfibre hulls before starting the project so I treated it as I would have done a plywood hull of which I had built three. Bulkheads - I used plywood a...
by PeteThePen1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Hose connection?
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Hose connection?

Hi Folks Many thanks for your useful comments. I will go ahead with the reserve tank idea, and see if I can set that up so that it will also allow a hose supply (Test steaming on the drive?). I doubt if I will get space for 15 gallons - there is a locker that might hold 10 litres... Sod's law applie...
by PeteThePen1
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Technical - Engines and Boilers
Topic: I HATE Hand Hole Covers
Replies: 16
Views: 1241

Re: I HATE Hand Hole Covers

I'm not familiar with that particular boiler, but can sympathise with the problem of there being too little space for the body parts needed to deal with the job. Those of you with Rose hulls will not doubt agree. My solution has been to create a trolley whose structure replicates the engine bearers ...
by PeteThePen1
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Hose connection?
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Hose connection?

Hi Folks Please could I draw upon the expertise of those of you who are trail boaters and have condensers? The context is that I am re-plumbing Frances Ann from being a puffer to either puffing or condensing. In puffing mode one launches, opens the lake feed cock and then works on one's musculature ...