LsFarm wrote:The boiler is sealed to the base with rope seal, just like on a door of a wood/coal stove. I used 1/2" wide flat rope, and glued it in place with RTV. You don't have to glue it in place if you have help setting the boiler on the base. I did it just to keep the rope in place.
the rope will seal up most of the 1/8" gap you are refering to, and the bolts will pull the center of the base up against the boiler to take up the rest of the gap. Mine had a few gaps too, but pulled up just fine with the bolts, just do it a little at a time, and use good hardware.
The fan box on my boiler had drop in bushings, I guess the fan box is different for the 130M. Mine had a little play, but nothing excessive, just don't tighten belts tight, like the instal direction say. My fan dirve belt is just slightly floppy, you don't need more tension. a tight belt will burn up the bushings.
Take a look at the lower lip of the burn pot/tube, just under the inspection port. Mine was pretty badly erroded from heat and fire. I had to rebuild the lip with a strip of Stainless Steel. This lip had been replaced once before in the previous 57 years, so it must be a common wear point.
It is looking good. I bet you can't wait to get it up and running.
LsFarm wrote:NO there is no bushing in the fan plate, you must center the shaft in the plate opening when you install the fan shaft/box. There must be a gap around the fan shaft!!. The fan and shaft wobble a bit when they accelerate and decellerate and must have clearance.
In the install directions found here: http://nepacrossroads.com/post17025.html#p17025 you will find the instructions for this adjustment. Once you mount everything up, you will see that the 1/8" gap around the fan shaft is needed. No gasses seep out this gap, the slight draft pulls air through the gap when the motor is not running.
I would also read the install instructions about the paint. I think the silver paint acts as a heat reflective layer to keep the boiler heat in the boiler. I did an experiment many years ago with painting a radiator flat black and one silver, the flat black one radiated more heat, and had lower water temps inside than the silver painted one. Something to think about.
Take care, the boiler is looking good!! Inspect the fan itself for cracks, mine had a crack that needed to be TIG welded.
coaledsweat wrote:You better put one in fast, it looks like those two are trying to figure out how to start the tractor.
Flyer5 wrote:Noticed I am missing the mounting plate for the motor . It is a 48z frame I was wondering if anyone here would have an extra laying around , I would buy it from you if you are willing to sell it .And would be much appriceated . AA dosen't seem to sell it seperatly . Thanks Dave
U235a4 wrote:Flyer5 wrote:Noticed I am missing the mounting plate for the motor . It is a 48z frame I was wondering if anyone here would have an extra laying around , I would buy it from you if you are willing to sell it .And would be much appriceated . AA dosen't seem to sell it seperatly . Thanks Dave
are you looking for the motor mount for the AA?