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Offline mcr

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Water feed pump
« on: October 23, 2010, 03:52:57 PM »
I have a problem :hammer: built the steam engine ,ran the steam engine on steam, ran the water pump fine so far.
The problem is when I connecting to the boiler the bump is unable to overcome the pressure of the boiler.
Pump has a 1/4" ram the engine is the Borderer twin slide valve which I have posted on this site before.
Any help would be most welcome.

Offline HS93

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Re: Water feed pump
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 07:35:59 PM »
Hi the valves are hard to get right the lift and seal (I know I have been trying to build a few) even on my Cheddar pump it stoped working because I used some water that was just filterd, it cloged the valve up in two fills, I was at Cheddar and someone showed me thefine particals that where holding the valve open, taught me a lesson so it is proberley just a valve not sealing, i am trying nitride balls now (Ihope it's spelt rite) when I start work on it again. by the way your engine is very nice and great to watch.

I am usless at metalwork, Oh and cannot spell either . failure