Keystoker Boiler, how does coal bin attach to boiler side?

Keystoker Boiler, how does coal bin attach to boiler side?

PostBy: beatle78 On: Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:15 pm

OK, it's been so long since I took the coal bin off that I don't remember how it attached. I see there are 2 nuts welded to the boiler, but there are 2" openings in the sheet metal on the coal bin. Can someone snap a picture and send it to me?

Thanks!
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Re: Keystoker Boiler, how does coal bin attach to boiler side?

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:39 pm

You mean the hopper? There should have been 4 big washers.......2 for each bolt. :)
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Re: Keystoker Boiler, how does coal bin attach to boiler side?

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:48 pm

YES, BIG Washers.
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Re: Keystoker Boiler, how does coal bin attach to boiler side?

PostBy: beatle78 On: Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:03 pm

thanks, must have gotten lost in the move. Those are REALLY big washers!
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Re: Keystoker Boiler, how does coal bin attach to boiler side?

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:49 pm

They are pretty big and very thin.
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Re: Keystoker Boiler, how does coal bin attach to boiler side?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:54 pm

Fender washers at your hardware store. Sometimes you have to re=drill the centers to get the required 3/8" hole. Sloppy is just fine, all the bolts do is keep it vertical anyway. :idea:
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PostBy: stovepipemike On: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:31 am

That Keystoker hopper is a source of constant amazment to me.It is made of relatively light weight sheet metal yet it does the job without bending,bowing,or distortion of any kind.It just shows me that the Keystoker folks know what they are doing.Mike
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Re: Keystoker Boiler, how does coal bin attach to boiler side?

PostBy: beatle78 On: Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:13 pm

Thanks Whistle but.... umm fender washers, will they know what that is? b/c I don't :oops:
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Re: Keystoker Boiler, how does coal bin attach to boiler side?

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:28 pm

They should, but here a link, you can probalby print out and take with you.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#fender-washers/=g6u9tt
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Re: Keystoker Boiler, how does coal bin attach to boiler side?

PostBy: beatle78 On: Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:45 pm

cool, thanks. Never knew those washers were called that!
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Re: Keystoker Boiler, how does coal bin attach to boiler side?

PostBy: McGiever On: Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:48 pm

beatle,

Just in case you have a hard time getting a big enough O.D. fender washers w/ the correct I.D. for the bolt...use a 4" round or square galvanized electrical box cover w/ 1/2" center knock-out for the jumbo washer. ;) Bigger is Better when you have a couple hundred pounds hanging on them...You may have them already laying around. :)
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Re: Keystoker Boiler, how does coal bin attach to boiler side?

PostBy: beatle78 On: Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:45 pm

McGiever wrote:beatle,

Just in case you have a hard time getting a big enough O.D. fender washers w/ the correct I.D. for the bolt...use a 4" round or square galvanized electrical box cover w/ 1/2" center knock-out for the jumbo washer. ;) Bigger is Better when you have a couple hundred pounds hanging on them...You may have them already laying around. :)


nice! they don't call you McGiever for nothing, thanks!
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Re: Keystoker Boiler, how does coal bin attach to boiler side?

PostBy: dave brode On: Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:09 pm

Heck of an idea!
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PostBy: oliver power On: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:30 pm

dave brode wrote:Heck of an idea!

Yes, it is...........One that is now etched in my mind. That would cover about any washer size I'd ever use.
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PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:53 pm

Glad to see somebody is thinking :D Those electrical covers are galvanized as a bonus.
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