McGiever wrote:Superb job you're doing there.
Isn't it is amazing that where most would see a crappy rusted pile of metal...there are others who see a potential fine workhorse of a home heating machine.
You are going to be one happy camper when this all comes together.
And you will be proud of it and your accomplishments big time.
Hoping you fair well on that transmission in the wife's car.
windago wrote:well up date on the EFM. got the DHW pouch plate installed today. cleaned up a few parts in the sand blaster for paint. that's going to be it for a couple of weeks. boiler is on hold. wife's car needs a trans. so there went my boiler budget.
what i started with
after cutting. i wish i had a plasma cutter. and i know i shake a lot. if you noticed in the top right and top left of the boiler i added lifting eyes. also added one to the front. three points of lift. its a lot nicer balancing it on the engine hoist now.
big whole now what?
sorry forgot to take pictures in between these two.
the finished pouch plate.
edit:-- extra info
it looked like i was going to need a new sprocket. it looked worn out. i took it all apart and sand blasted all the parts. after inspection it was fine. it looked great for being 50+ years old. i found a broken shear pin. with no worm bushings its going to break. guess the old owner didn't know enough or care to fix it.
for giggles i put the dial indicator on the shaft. it has .04 to .06 deflection in the bushings.