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 Post subject: Feed pump bypass valves.....who's made what?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:10 pm 
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Anne from Little Britan
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Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:06 pm Post subject: Feed pump bypass valves.....who's made what?
I am in the need of a float operated feed pump bypass for Rushforth.

Use a "Loo" valve you say.....well that's fine, but far too big for a little engine and well....using plastic doesn't sit well on my boat thank you. Need something small and easy to build and maintain.....brass anyway.

I'm searching through the old hardware shops for a smaller brass Loo valves, but ....nothing yet


The hotwell is 2 gallons.

Suggestions?......

Dave
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Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 2:19 am Post subject: boiler management
you know you cannot beat the old MK1 eyeball.

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Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 7:08 pm Post subject: Re: boiler management
steamboatjack wrote:
you know you cannot beat the old MK1 eyeball.



I would have to agree with that.

We have a "loo" valve in my father's boat and all it aids in doing is preventing us from overfilling the hotwell.. The flow of the water from the bypass into the hotwell is in a very convenient spot, so all of our bypass adjustments are done by eye.

If you cannot find a valve small enough, you can put a restriction in the bypass line(or run a smaller than normal line), to reduce flow.
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Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 7:54 pm Post subject:
Thanks Wes and Jack,

Probably do just that for the short term.....will be less frantic once I get a float on her though.....

My friend Peter suggested a "gas cock".....or a ball valve...I'll give them a whirl too

That just takes time and effort......

but I need to spend some time learning how to "let her run" as opposed to "making her run"

On some of the big stuff I worked on we used a whistle valve on a float for the steam end of a big duplex feed pump. Worked decent.

Of course the hotwell was about 80 gallons......

Dave
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Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:35 pm Post subject: fed pump float valve
to get a small float valve check an irrigation supply store for a stock tank float valve. I have used them on my self-watering gardens. they are about 4"x6"x2". Another possibility would be an evaporative cooler float valve. the good brass ones are about $9.00. They are small about 2"x1" with a long float arm that can be modified. Hope this helps.
Steve
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Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:06 pm Post subject:
Thanks!

I'll check into that!

Dave
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piet
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Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:30 am Post subject:
Hi Dave,
Here in the Netherlands you can get one from the plumber. Well thats a bit difficult for you. But if you want I buy one and will sent it to you.
Over here the price is 26 euro / $34,-
Look on

http://www.flickr.com/photos/steamlaunch_panatela/

Is this what you want?

Piet
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Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:20 am Post subject:
Thanks Piet!

I think I am going to check out the valve listed by Steve first ...on this side of the "pond", but I am very gracious of your offer!


I saw some pictures on your site of your hull, boiler and engine........hey guys go check it out


NICE


Dave
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artemis
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Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:54 pm Post subject: Panatela's ByPass valve
Hi Piet. I'd like to purchase a "plumber's" valve from you. I live in Portland, Oregon, USA. How do we make the money transfer? I can send it to you via PayPal if that would work.

Ron Fossum


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