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Making Small Gas-Fired Boilers for Steam Models - Crowood Metalworking Guides

By Alex Weiss , Kevin Walton

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ISBN: 9781785008764
PUBLISHED: 16/06/2021
PAGES: 160
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 256 colour photos and 38 diagrams

This book describes how to make two vertical and two horizontal copper boilers with a capacity of less than three-bar litres. All four boilers are heated with liquid petroleum gas (LPG) contained in small refillable or disposable tanks. With over 285 colour photographs and diagrams, it includes:

  • The tools and equipment required, together with important safety considerations
  • How to work the various materials to make the necessary parts
  • Step-by-step instructions on the technique of silver solder
  • The testing regime
  • A review of various sizes and shapes of gas burners and how to connect them
  • Instructions for building replacements for the well-known Verto boiler, a vertical boat boiler, a portable-engine boiler and a Cornish boiler with Galloway tubes
  • Guidance on the efficient operation and essential maintenance of steam boilers
  • Safety calculations and a list of useful contacts

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