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Paolo

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Thanks for supporting me my friends...but instead I re soldered the two fits well known...a little drops comes from...I don't know where are from!!! I did two silver soldering session more over the cross tubes but I noticed a little seep from superior bushes..SOLDERED again...I have to try another session tomorrow trying to silver solder the medium cross tube.The externals are OK for sure!! I hope it is not a metal cracks of inner funnel !! I lost 4 bars in one hour starting from 10 bars...few drops of water in effect...but tomorrow I'll try again. I'm annoyed about it because I tested the funnel before soldering it at rest of the boiler...so why? I'll let you know.
Cheers Paolo
 

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Hi Paolo,

It must be midnight there right now. I wish I could stay up that late.

I've been following your progress with great interest. Someday I'd like to build a boiler too so this is very educational.

Not that I don't have an ulterior motive. Wife wants to visit Rome next year. I'll probably be asking for 'points of interest'. Mind you, 'machinists points of interest'. ;D

Great stuff. Thanks.
 

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Paolo, sorry to hear your troubles :(

Are you applying flux to every joint each time you heat?
 

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Most honourable members of HMEM...I'm proud to announce you, using a famous word:"WE GOT". Proceding step by step this is what occurred. I decided to try this way, with the boiler in horizontal position I putted into funnel, close to the cross tubes, about 5 centimeters of soldering wire and some flux and using my new powerfull torch I tried to use the capillarity power of the silver soldering wire for reaching every corners of the tubes rotating the boiler while hot. After the first session this afternoon the pressure dropped very slow...but!!!

I said my self:" This is the way now on newer more" and after a second session of soldering in that way...finally that was the result:

after then minutes.....

I would like to thank everyone helped me in that challenge whit advertise or simple in couraging words...Thanks again supporting me!!!
 

Paolo

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Thanks Bob...I'm really happy now...thanks...Time for painting the boiler...and assemble the engine for the steam test.... :big: :big: :big:
Cheers Paolo
 

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Ah, that's good to see! I was wondering about your boiler progress today while at work.
I'm glad to see it's finally leak-free. :big:
 

Paolo

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Hello Jeff and vlmarshall
Yes it is...Finally!! At moment the "baby" is into the oven for a perfect lacquer drying... ::)
Thanks a lot!!!!
Paolo
 

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Good one, Paolo :)

I've been watching with great interest. Having had the joys ( :mad:) of building and pressure testing a simple pot boiler 12 years ago, I can appreciate how frustrating it must have been for you.

Keep up the good work!

Gordon
 

Paolo

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Thanks Gordon...yes it have been frustrating for me but the satisfation is very big...!
Thanks
Paolo.
 

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Bravo! Paolo!! Bravo indeed!! th_wav th_wav

We look forward to seeing the finished project after it comes out of the oven and has had a chance to cool down.


BC1
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Yipeee Paolo. Good job and kudos for hanging in there. :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:



Ron


 

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th_wav th_wav th_wav woohoo1 woohoo1 woohoo1


YES!.....Way to go Buddy!.......time to steam, time to steam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Congratulations!

You don't know how happy I am you made it! That one put up a serious fit, but you prevailed my friend! Best of all, you built her right!.......

Dave
 

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Congratulazioni Paolo! tu sei uno dei pocchi Italiani con VERO pazienza !(senza offese!)

Giles

P.S. uno di questi giorni, vengo a trovarti!
 

Paolo

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Hi Giles
Thanks for supporting me...Yes please It would be nice to meet in Rome maybe in front at a glass of whine!!!
Paolo
 

Paolo

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Today another social event so I didn't had much time for work on my project!!!!

I have to take occasion to tank All HMEM members who helped me doing that and supporting me along that way..It was most helpful..I'm really touched...!!! :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
Best regards
Paolo
 

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Hi Paolo,
Good job on the whole engine and the boiler.
Hilmar
 

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congratulazioni anche da parte mia :bow: :bow: :bow:

WELL DONE Paolo!!!

now go on with that great engine!

 
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