CORE MELTDOWN!! (sirens wailing)

CORE MELTDOWN!! (sirens wailing)

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:32 pm

Valuable lesson: NEVER argue politics online while in the process of reloading your handfired! :lol: I knew I was forgetting something ....

Stove 850° ... pipe 850° ... boiler water TURNED TO STEAM! :o :lol:

OOPS!



Breakdown of events:

Recorded at 8x normal. First, I dove headlong into the steam & fire to close the ash door. Then raced to the indirect boiler to set the DHW temp to 150°, then raced upstairs to turn the T-stat to 80° - you can see this made a difference in the amount of steam and water blasting from the overflow pipe. Off camera I piled coal on the fire to remove the nuclear heat from the coils.

All is well. As you were. :funny:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
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Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: CORE MELTDOWN!! (sirens wailing)

PostBy: cabinover On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:37 pm

How you doin'? In my best Italian accent.:D

Get 'er under control pal, we can't have you off the board.
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Re: CORE MELTDOWN!! (sirens wailing)

PostBy: rockwood On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:42 pm

:shock:
Music 'wailing' in the background adds to the drama....can't tell what band it was though...?
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Re: CORE MELTDOWN!! (sirens wailing)

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:43 pm

That's Rush - Freewill. 8-)


cabinover wrote:How you doin'? In my best Italian accent.:D

Get 'er under control pal, we can't have you off the board.

:funny: I'm good .... I'm good. :D :angel:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: CORE MELTDOWN!! (sirens wailing)

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:43 pm

Like my exspresso a bit more on the tepid side...please!! I'm sure that put some fire into that conversation. Thats one thing i do worry about leaving ash door open, so before i leave the house for ANYTHING.... i check, and check again that ash doors closed. Been thinking about a microswitch on ash door, wired to a light in LR , so if its open light will be on.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: CORE MELTDOWN!! (sirens wailing)

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:47 pm

Sad part is, I have that camera trained right on the stove ..... and I was sitting right next to the monitor ...... but forgot to turn it on. :doh: Lots of good that did! toothy
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: CORE MELTDOWN!! (sirens wailing)

PostBy: cabinover On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:49 pm

Pay no attention, you'll have that on these big jobs. :oops:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid Axeman Anderson 130
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Re: CORE MELTDOWN!! (sirens wailing)

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:16 pm

Guess that political argument got a little HOT! :mad3:

:woot: :funny:

Win, loose or draw?
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Re: CORE MELTDOWN!! (sirens wailing)

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:31 pm

Right always wins. ;) :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
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Re: CORE MELTDOWN!! (sirens wailing)

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:50 pm

That'll teach ya to let er reach critical mass.... :lol: ....
Smittys gone nuclear :woot:
I was enlightened to hear the Rush song.. Fantastic!! :punk:
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Re: CORE MELTDOWN!! (sirens wailing)

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:18 pm

Wow, serious HOT, there.
Time to get that Stoker fired up, then you CAN walk away and forget her :mrgreen:
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Re: CORE MELTDOWN!! (sirens wailing)

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:13 pm

Looks like you were busier than a one armed cook on a six eyed stove, there.
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Re: CORE MELTDOWN!! (sirens wailing)

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:21 pm

wsherrick wrote:Looks like you were busier than a one armed cook on a six eyed stove, there.


I'm bettin ol Smitty ain't moved that quick in quite a while. Woulda loved to seen the expression on his face upon inkling of meltdown :lol:
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Re: CORE MELTDOWN!! (sirens wailing)

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:33 am

I was wondering why the EPA was going crazy last night. Said they saw a huge carbon footprint from around Smitty's place. The government was going to go on the offensive. But then, as quickly as the huge carbon footprint appeared it disappeared and they couldn't find it again. They then blamed China's military for hacking their wind farms.
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Re: CORE MELTDOWN!! (sirens wailing)

PostBy: gaw On: Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:45 pm

Hey Smitty didn’t you work for Carnival cruise lines recently? Were you an engine man or something like that? What role did alcohol play in this?
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