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Offline Michael S.

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stationary boiler
« on: December 17, 2022, 06:04:45 PM »
Hello everyone, Christmas is almost here and I would like to operate a steam engine with real steam again.
Many years ago I wanted to build a second steamer but never got around to it. But the boiler was already built. A gas burner with gas regulator is available and will be assembled as the first parts. Everything is built on a wooden board.
With some space for a steam engine.
Let's see if it will be ready by Christmas.

Michael

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2022, 06:18:25 PM »
Beautiful boiler!  What is the fuel for it, butane, propane, natural gas?  Looks like a regulator on the side for adjusting the gas flow based on the boiler pressure?  Is the burner one from Clevedon, or Regner?

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2022, 07:12:05 PM »
thanks Chris,
yes the yellow part is the gas pressure regulator.
The desired gas pressure is set, which is now 3.0 bar for me, and when the pressure is reached, the burner is reduced to a small flame. I hope this part still works. It's been in the closet for 20 years. The manufacturer is long gone.
The ceramic burner is from cheddar. England I think. The gas comes from the cartridge for burners from the hardware store. A butane / propane mixture.
I hope I can test the boiler soon. I'm still looking for the description for the gas regulator. Must I have filed somewhere 🤔.

Michael

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2022, 08:22:25 PM »
That's a good looking boiler  :) There are a couple of other vessels in the first picture. Are they also part of the system?
Best regards

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2022, 09:15:10 PM »
Hello Roger,
in the background lie parts that have accumulated over time.
There is a hand pump, a feed water heater and a feed water tank.
All parts I had built years ago for other projects and weren't really used.
I hope to get to a complete steam system faster.

Michael

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2022, 10:05:26 PM »
What a beautiful job on that!  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:
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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2022, 11:25:32 PM »
That's a beautiful boiler, Michael!  I do hope you get it running before Christmas!  :popcorn:

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2022, 11:35:59 AM »
Interesting project and good looking Boiler  :ThumbsUp:

Looks like a good chance for a Xmas run  :cheers:

Per

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2022, 06:28:08 PM »
Unfortunately, there was only enough time today to place the feedwater preheater.
It's a tube heater. The exhaust steam goes up and there is a valve for draining the condensate at the bottom.

Michael

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2022, 06:55:44 PM »
That's a fine-looking preheater, Michael!  I love the look of the flanges with all the bolts.  I know it's a lot of work to do all those little bolts but it looks so authentically industrial!   :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2022, 05:56:25 PM »
Hello,
I haven't had a lot of time in the last few days. But the feed water heater is connected with pipe.
It's a job I don't really like doing.
Since I still had a small pressure gauge that goes up to 10 bar and works well for feeding water.

Merry Christmas 🎄

Michael

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2022, 06:17:25 PM »
Looks very nice Michael!

Is there any chance we'll see it steaming by Christmas?  It's getting close! :)

Kim

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2022, 06:44:46 PM »
Lovely workmanship as always Michael.
Stuart

Forging ahead regardless.

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2022, 06:54:13 PM »
thanks Kim and Stuart,

I hope it will still be steaming this year!
I'm on vacation until January 9th. There's more.

Michael

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2022, 08:11:52 PM »
Looks wonderful!    :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Enjoy the vacation time and Merry Christmas!

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #15 on: December 26, 2022, 05:17:59 PM »
Hello, everyone,
Today I tested the boiler. The gas regulator works great. After 6 minutes a pressure of 1 bar was present. At a pressure of 3 bar, the burner goes to a small flame.
The feed pump also works. I think I'll put another gauge on the heater side.
And next, a steam engine will be connected.

Michael

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2022, 05:21:11 PM »
Video:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBJfEdrfWE4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBJfEdrfWE4</a>

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2022, 05:27:14 PM »
Great video, burner and boiler system is very impressive! Going to be great to see the engine running from it.

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2022, 05:58:44 PM »
It still Christmas - so you made it in time  ;)   :whoohoo:

Looks like all is working to Specifications  :ThumbsUp:

Per

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2022, 06:09:16 PM »
Thank you Chris!

Was the weather, the cold, bearable at your home? Or did it not get as cold as the news shows me.

Michael

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2022, 06:14:27 PM »
yes Per the first stage is done. I used a lot of parts here that come from the collection box. I mainly had to redo pipes and fittings.
Now two pipes for the machine. Could I do it this year?

Greetings Michael

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2022, 06:55:10 PM »
Thank you Chris!

Was the weather, the cold, bearable at your home? Or did it not get as cold as the news shows me.

Michael
We got down to about 5 degrees farenheit with 40 to 50 mph wind gusts, but not much snow where I am. Its back up closer to the freezing point now, supposed to be above freezing in a couple days. Power flixkered a number of times but never went out.

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2022, 05:34:30 PM »
Today I heated up the boiler again.
This time with the steam engine.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExJeRCMMGeo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExJeRCMMGeo</a>

Michael


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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2022, 05:47:25 PM »
What a beautiful setup!  Running great, looks ready for the museum!   :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2022, 06:36:00 PM »
thanks, finally a steam engine plate that I can wear alone. I am getting older.

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2022, 07:44:08 PM »
Congratulations Michael!  That's a wonderful boiler and engine setup you got running there.  Very nice!

Kim

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2022, 08:24:56 PM »
Beautiful work, that really sets the bar for visual appearance....nothing like lots of brass and wood to take the prize!

Can you give some details on the brass straps?  How did you make what looks like a profiled one on the front?  Are the straps tightened underneath? 
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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2022, 08:38:35 PM »
I like everything about that. Both the boiler set-up and the engine are beautiful in form and function! :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:
Regards,
Ron

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2022, 09:07:15 PM »
thanks guys for the kind words.
The end ring is a curved tube that is soldered to a brass band with silver solder. That makes a nice ending.

Greetings Michael

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2022, 03:18:27 AM »
Really nice!  :NotWorthy: :NotWorthy: :NotWorthy: :cheers:
Steve

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Re: stationary boiler
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2022, 09:41:46 AM »
Looks, sounds and runs Amazingly Good  :praise2:       :cheers:

Per

 

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