Hi Dan,Dan Rowe said:Bob,
That is looking really good. I see there is a plate on one end of the grate, as the grate is only about half the length of the furnace tube I am assuming the plate goes in the middle to act as a back stop for the coal.
You mentioned a fan for solid fuel a few posts back so I am wondering where the forced draft opening is?
Hi Herbie,Herbiev said:Looking good Bob. Can we have some more detail on the + at the tailstock end please. Are there adjusting bolts fixed to the back of the cross pieces?
It's also been called a "cats head" though was semblance it has to a cat is beyond me.... ;DMaryak said:Hi Herbie,
The gizmo is commonly called a spider. The back side has a 1/2" nut welded near the end of each piece then 1/2" bolts are screwed into the nuts. This allows for it to be adjusted and centralised. Normally it's not a big deal but in this case I needed the adjustment for when I turned it around to machine to length and cut the second recess.
Hi Dan,Hi Bob.
I am still watching this build. I am thinking about a similar boiler for my Stuart Cygnet.
What is a 3 in 1 other than a plasma cutter? I have never been happy with my skill with an OA gas axe.