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Re: Using WD40 on the pipes

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  • frankmcneill
    Hi Alasdair, I believe the British Petroleum company might have had a similar problem with one of their drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Best wishes, Frank
    Message 1 of 38 , Sep 7 4:58 PM
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      Hi Alasdair,

      I believe the British Petroleum company might have had a similar problem with one of their drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.

      Best wishes, Frank

      --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, "alasdair.young" <alasdair.young@...> wrote:
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      > I read that a good way of keeping the boats in good condition (internally) is after use, give the boat a quick squirt of WD40 up one of the pipes. I did this and have had nothing but trouble with my boats ever since. I first did it on a Rattandeep PT109 (large version). When I went to use the boat again, I flushed out the pipes with water. Then when I put the flame under the chamber, I heard a bit of noise then it died away and nothing happened. I filled the pipes again and the same thing happened. Stupidly, I pushed the boat backwards in the water and must have filled the very hot chamber with cold water and I blew the engine. At first I didn't think the WD40 trick had anything to do with it, and I gave all my boats a spray after I used them. Then taking the boats out for use again, I noticed they all struggled to get going. The worst case was the Indonesian Fisherman's Delight, the top surface of the chamber started to discolour then blister. At first I thought it was just the paint, but I removed the flame and when I tried to clean the surface, I discovered that it was the actual metal that had deformed! A similar boat that hasn't been sprayed is still perfect. I gather there must still have been traces of oil in the chamber and this is what the problem is, but I was curious if anyone else has come across this?
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    • Donald Qualls
      ... Wow. Here in the US, I can usually buy a quart of 91% (the more expensive stuff) for under $2. -- If, through hard work and perseverance, you finally get
      Message 38 of 38 , Sep 15 5:47 PM
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        John YAHOO wrote:
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        >
        > I am in the UK. Over the years and more recently I've ordered 500ml of
        > Isopropyl alcohol from several local independent pharmacies. None have
        > ever had it in stock but they can get it for you within 24 hours. The
        > last 500ml cost me £4.75 (about $7 US)
        > John
        > G3UGY

        Wow. Here in the US, I can usually buy a quart of 91% (the more
        expensive stuff) for under $2.

        --
        If, through hard work and perseverance, you finally get what you want,
        it's probably a sign you weren't dreaming big enough.

        Donald Qualls, aka The Silent Observer http://silent1.home.netcom.com

        Opinions expressed are my own -- take them for what they're worth
        and don't expect them to be perfect.
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