Poconoeagle wrote: paintblue
why does it have to be blue. i was thinking bright pink, or flaming orange.
CatholicBoy1957 wrote:Rob R. wrote:No need for stainless
No need for airbrushing either, but we seem to have someone with fine tastes, and the resources to satisfy them.
Rob R. wrote:What's wrong with the S15 pot? Why do you think the gearbox needs seals?
windago wrote:what is the cost for a new auger?
couldn't sleep much. im like a kid on Christmas morning. i can't stop smiling. well just looking it over with my morning coffee. it looks like the burner "fire pot" is in great shape. i know that everything will come apart and inspected cleaned and anti seized when going back together. the old aqua stat is going to need up dating its the old mercury type. i think its the original one from the 60's. i know im getting ahead of my self a little but what type of controllers am i going to need?
tried to spin the motor it's locked up. but being from the 60's it can be refreshed. thank goodness. i keep old tools, my fathers stuff, from when they use to rebuild starters and alternators. he owned his own marina for 30 years got out in 1987. now he builds houses for something to do. in his words. if it takes me all year to build a house, it gets me off the couch and out of your mothers hair. not bad for 78, that can out work me.
BTW the unit was set up for steam. but i know that doesn't matter. well i hope it doesn't?
and yes i did get the guys info and i gave him mine. i told him if he comes across anything that looks like a boiler. to give me a call and ill take a look. i would by them coffee any time i see these guys.
and yes coal berner. it is safer to test pressure vessels with water. ive got the setup for doing just that, at work. what is the testing pressure of this boiler? i mean what is it tested to "pressure" when new? would be nice to get the specs. i know that some pressure vessels are crazy high when testing repairs.
and thank you for all the help, and future help that everyone is giving me on the endeavor. i don't what to rush this. i want to do it right the first time. doing it twice is not an option. never have and never will. it seems to aggravate people these days when you don't cut corners to get it done.
windago wrote:just going the parts of what i need to get. i will check if the s15 pot is still available. so i don't have to weld it. the only big ticket item is going to be the auger. the rest of it is small stuff. does anybody know "ball park" of how much the auger is going to cost. or does some one have a used one that they want to sell?
haven't found any numbers on the gear box. i think seals are going to be a problem. ive done this before on old stuff where you made it work with newer seals that weren't the same as the old ones.
does any body have an idea what size this coil is???
after looking at other posts about the base. i am going to make one and add a foot to it for a larger ash pan. also the 3 1/2 foot base will be easier to clean out with the tubes in the boiler section. im also going to make a few revisions to the ash area so it doesn't shelf the ash near the burner pot like the old one. maybe an angled area to the ash pan i like the idea of adding runners for the bottom so you don't have ash coming out with the pan. im thinking 316 stainless for the base. added cost but well worth it. i will check the price before i go this route. i think 11 gauge will hold this 1000 lbs in place.
this weeks project.
1. clean and inspect all the parts.
2. find prices on the parts needed.
3. order steel for the base.
4. determine with kind of controls i want to get. computer controller or the analog old style.
5. get parts to sand blaster.
6. decide on what paint scheme i want. im thinking of giving my friend a shot at airbrushing the front with something. if time allots.
windago wrote:Rob R. wrote:What's wrong with the S15 pot? Why do you think the gearbox needs seals?
the red line in the picture is the crack that happened when i heated to get bolt out.
it is leaking not to bad but i don't know how much it's going to leak so a reseal is in order.
i got the motor running. it was half filled with water. so a good cleaning. checked all the wiring and cleaned with motor electric cleaner, then set it next to the mark III for an hour, reassembled, lubed and it started right up. i will however buy a replacement motor to have on hand once the refurb is done.