Just finished, a Rider-Ericsson hot air pumping engine

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  1. Oct 1, 2010 #21

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    very beautiful engine , nice work , i appreciate it heartily .
     
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    Hot Air Pumping Engine - I thought you had created a mechanical polotician... Oh, its an Hot Air Driven Pump...
     
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    your engine is beautiful I hope mine looks like it when finished. I have a set of castings from meyers 1/8th scale Should be a fun project. Going to start on it this winter. By the way your pictures showing setups are great you know what they say one picture worth a million words.
     
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    Hello,

    I’m currently restoring an Ericsson engine for my college senior project.
    Ours currently runs off of natural gas, and we were thinking of converting it to propane. I see that yours runs off of propane and I was wondering if you could send me a picture of the propane burner, and how you connect the propane to the burner section. Thanks
     
  5. Nov 9, 2018 #25

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    Absolutely fabulous. It makes me want to get motivated to finish mine. Just a question, what did you use for the displacer piston. The plans call for a metal tube with a stainless steel bottom. I'm trying a suggestion of using something called "grill brick cleaner". It's like fine lava rock but much lighter. I have mine turned on the lathe and will try using this approach.
    Thanks,
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    This is for Landon Vidrine above. I found this plan sheet, free, on the internet. It's designed by SandyC, Argyll, Scotland. It's called "3.0 dia vertical boiler burner". Drawn by A F Campbell. I've also included a picture of mine for the Ericsson. Hope it helps. IMG_3077.JPG IMG_3078.JPG
    Grasshopper
     
  7. Nov 9, 2018 #27

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    Landon,
    Here's how to connect the 1 lb. propane bottle to the burner. I'm wracking my brain, but I can't remember where I bought the valve. I'll keep searching in my bank of useless knowledge in my brain to find where I bought the valve. Find a valve, 1/4 inch hose with 1/4 inch fittings and a female air hose connector and using yellow gas teflon tape, put it all together.
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    IMG_3080.JPG IMG_3079.JPG
     
  8. Nov 9, 2018 #28

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    Looks like the full sized one that I ran in college and indicated but much prettier! Bill in Boulder CO USA
     
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    Landon,
    what size Ericsson are you restoring? on my 5" i used the burner from an outdoor chicken/turkey deep fryer.
     
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    Marvin,
    Are you doing the "Big Brother" with a height of almost 48 inches? If so, do you have any photos?
    Grasshopper
     
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    Superb. Stunning engine.
     
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    it is an original 5" engine
     

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    We are restoring a 5”. Thanks for all the replies! I also have a question about the paint job. Ours has been repainted and we would like to get it back to the original paint. What color were most of these engines painted?

    Thanks
     
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    Waawhooo....very ,very nice. Congratulations!
    Nice and shiny!

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    Is there a video of the engine running?
     

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