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Re: Why does the boiler fill with air after a while?

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  • Daryl
    PS Read your pipe size as .125 ID then realized it was OD. This is a bit small. Perhaps 1/8 t0 5/32 ID would be better. D.
    Message 1 of 12 , Apr 2, 2011
      PS Read your pipe size as .125 ID then realized it was OD. This is a bit small. Perhaps 1/8 t0 5/32 ID would be better. D.

      --- In pop-pop-steamboats@yahoogroups.com, "theo570" <theo570@...> wrote:
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      >
      > Ok, in my design I have what amounts to a large boiler in that it is 1.5 inches in diameter and about .75 inches deep (Dome). I have both pipes (.125 OD, about .100 ID) terminating in the center bottomish area of the dome.
      >
      > My two conclusions in my lack of 'spirit' from the motor are:
      >
      > A - Way to much volume in the boiler.
      > B - Pipe location.
      >
      > I think the volume of the boiler needs to more closely match the volume over time of the generated steam.
      >
      > I also think that staggering the pipes inside the boiler will have a greater effect in 'burping' an unwanted gas pocket.
      >
      > Off the the workbench for some soldering.
      >
      > Ted
      >
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