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Discussion in 'Stationary Gas and Diesel Engines' started by cjmlarson, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. cjmlarson

    cjmlarson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    If you google Peabody Coal you will find the song and you will find the largest front shovel in the world. when they were done with it they buried it, yes they did not dismantle it o_O
     
  2. M Kerkvliet

    M Kerkvliet WMSTR Past President Administrator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Your next project Clayton!
     
  3. DOXEY41

    DOXEY41 Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Hey hey I was set up! Now the rest of the story! The lights went out and before I knew it Clayton was snapping a picture of the bottle he snuck in.
     
  4. DOXEY41

    DOXEY41 Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Jon I totally gapped it out the song . For sure a favorite of mine.
     
  5. s.d. jon

    s.d. jon Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Now that is funny!
    I guess my eyesight is deceiving me, don't know how I missed that.
     
  6. cjmlarson

    cjmlarson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Finally was able to get the shaft removed from the pump body. It was totally rusted and I had to be careful not to brake any of the castings. You will see in some of the following pictures this pump has had a ruff life. 20180101_105005.jpg

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    In the center of the pump you will see two grooves that hold the suction venturi on both sides of the impeller. These were almost welded with rust. Had to be careful, pretty sure the local pump store does not carry these.

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    Took advantage of the 30+ degrees and got some sandblasting done.

    Below is some pictures of its ruff life.

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  7. M Kerkvliet

    M Kerkvliet WMSTR Past President Administrator WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Thanks Clayton! Looks like there may have been some "hard water" issues at one point in it's life.
     
  8. cjmlarson

    cjmlarson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Well, will winter ever go away!! Finally got part of this project to go forward. After getting things blasted I have been getting things cleaned up for assembly.
    This is the housing ready for assembly 20180113_063037_resized.jpg

    Getting the impeller shaft cleaned up and ready.

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    Here you will see the oil slinger that lubricates the Babbitt bearing when the shaft rotates. It brings oil up from a small reservoir on the bottom.

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    Everything seemed to be OK so I installed the top cover.
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    Also need some paint.

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  9. Jerry Christiansen

    Jerry Christiansen Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    Hi Clayton,

    The pump is looking good. Thanks for sharing the work in progress.

    When the Thick and Thin Sawmill is running at full capacity, I am sure the steam engines use a lot of water.
    Is the plan to install this engine and pump system near the pond to try to keep the water tank full?
    Or, will this system be a supplement to keep the tank full so that the Thirst Quencher only needs to come a couple times a day?

    Later,
    Jerry Christiansen
     
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  10. cjmlarson

    cjmlarson Mega Poster WMSTR Lifetime Member

    This is a work in progress for a different kind of display, both for the Le-Roi and for steam engines. Cant elaborate at this point because everything is not all completely decided yet.
     
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