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by PeteThePen1
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical - non Engines and Boilers
Topic: Band Saws
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Band Saws

Hi Folks I have the Clarke version of the ubiquitous 6" metal cutting band saw. It is a tool that I wish I had got many years soon than I did, despite its poor level of accuracy and flimsy frame build. Since assembly I have wondered what speeds I should use for different metals or woods. The manual ...
by PeteThePen1
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Steamboat stuff
Topic: New Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: New Forum

Well done! Now I have got used to the new format I like it. Thanks for keeping the Forum going. It is a great resource. Regards Pete PS For us old crocks, is there any way to re-set the font to a size that I can read? If I work with the PC screen upped to 150% the font is about right, but then dropp...
by PeteThePen1
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: A quick intro...
Replies: 3
Views: 715

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: 962

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: 962

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: 962

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: 758

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: 758

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: 911

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: 675

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...