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Re: Not exactly a wood boiler
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2014, 09:07:48 AM »

A friends oldest got in trouble at school and got kicked out for the week, his mom said no way in hell is he going to sit in front of the tv or surf the internet all day so I have a slave for a week while she's at work. Managed to get the frame built and the tank attached to the top for my overhead storage, also had the slave wire wheel the 500 gallon LP tank I'll be using for extra storage, also had him clean up two rims that will be going on the grain cart, also had him dig a old railroad tie out that rotted off. This indentured servant thing is sweet.
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Re: Not exactly a wood boiler
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2014, 10:49:17 AM »

 ;D, Do you think he will do that again :thumbup: ;) reminds me of threatening my son with a 3 foot piece of Vega Fosta Pex 1 inch in diameter!
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Re: Not exactly a wood boiler
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2014, 10:53:29 AM »

;D, Do you think he will do that again :thumbup: ;) reminds me of threatening my son with a 3 foot piece of Vega Fosta Pex 1 inch in diameter!

I have another rotted off railroad tie for him to dig up as well next time I see him standing around with his hands in his pockets. Eventually he'll learn to at least look busy.
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Re: Not exactly a wood boiler
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2014, 10:56:04 AM »

I bought my boy his first chainsaw and dirt bike when he was 12, deal was he used them equally, his first nickname was GITWOOD!!!!!
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Re: Not exactly a wood boiler
« Reply #19 on: November 05, 2014, 01:38:13 PM »

 :post:

Now if you bought a twelve year old a chainsaw Child Protective Services would be all over you like stink on sh*t.

Think I was about that age when I started using a chainsaw.
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Re: Not exactly a wood boiler
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2014, 01:42:11 PM »

Child protective services, I thought that was my job as a parent, OOPS, wrong country or at least the wrong time in history!
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Re: Not exactly a wood boiler
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2014, 01:38:31 AM »

Good one.!!!!
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Re: Not exactly a wood boiler
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2014, 08:38:16 AM »

Remind me of an incident 6 or 7 years ago. My son was throwing shingles to me and passerby threatened to turn me in. I was not polite in my response. Told them to mind their own business, I was teaching the kid work ethics as well as a trade. Told them to turn me in if they must, but remember that when they complain about the youth of today. My son was 9 or 10 at the time. He works for a dairy farmer up the road now and they are so impressed with how hard he works and his willingness to do whatever it takes.
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Re: Not exactly a wood boiler
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2014, 11:42:20 PM »

Started fabbing the door the other night and got it mostly tacked together and ran out of wire, picked some up at TSC today and managed to not only get the door welded together but also fabbed the hinges and latch and got that all welded on tonight.



Not my most sophisticated hinges or latch but will work for this application. Saved the spring on the handle from the scrap bucket as it had one hook broke off. Need to get a new soft disc for the 4 inch grinder so I can clean some of the welds up around the outside of the door, welded on one side a bit then flipped and welded on the other to avoid warpage so a lot of starts and stops. Next boiler I'll have the doors with flanges formed from one piece.



Latch and hinges both have 1 1/4" left of slot so once I get my rope gasket installed I have plenty of adjustment left. Turns out 7/16" nuts were perfect spacers to hold the door centered while welding the boiler hinge halves on.
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Re: Not exactly a wood boiler
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2014, 11:47:26 PM »



This turned out very well since I just guessed when I set the angle on the chop saw. Have 2 1/2" of Kaowool between the inner and outer skins, if I'm not happy with how that works I may try some perlite in the next doors and see how that works.

If when I started this somebody told me I'd still be farting around with this yet on December 1st I'd told em they've been smoking way too much dope. Did find out the last few days though if I place three patio blocks under each leg of the steel sawhorses I have it raises them just enough to weld comfortably without bending over, might be awhile before I use the actual welding bench.
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Re: Not exactly a wood boiler
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2014, 11:19:51 PM »

Was picking corn today until the drive on the grain pit broke so worked on the stove awhile tonight.








Finished fabbing the front collector box and got it welded on along with the cover for it. Plan on using two pieces of 1/2" stainless steel all thread I have to hold the cover on. Going to be a real booger to locate the holes in the cover after I weld the rods to the back panel. Had some warpage even with the hem at the edge, is to be expected I guess when working with 16 gauge, stainless or not. I'll pick up some one inch rope next time I'm around Old Fort. Plan on doing the silicone and waxed paper trick.







I have some 1" channels I made up from scrap that I will weld on vertically to the inside at the bolt holes to prevent any warpage of the cover if it's overtightened.
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Re: Not exactly a wood boiler
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2014, 09:36:13 PM »

Talk about highway robbery, itty bitty shaft with teeth cut into it for the Motodrive on the auger in the drive over grain pit, $2000 and a 3-4 week lead time for a replacement. Told em to keep it and bought a torque arm shaft mounted gear reducer and a new 3 phase 7 1/2 hp motor for less than $1400. Had to have a new shaft made for the 15" auger in the pit as the original was too short for the outer bushing of the gear reducer, had to notch the pit wall to make room to change belts. Spent part of Thursday figuring out what to do about a replacement and disassembling the auger trough and original drive head, carried the whole thing into the shop to work on it. Spent all day Friday mounting the gear reducer, building a new motor mount, taking the 10hp motor off a vertical auger and installing the 7 1/2hp on it. Spend all day Saturday reinstalling the trough, auger and motor, then spent most of Saturday night wiring in a VFD to control the speed of the motor driving the auger, worked into Sunday morning trying to track down a random electrical short. A metal chip from drilling the holes for new conduit found it's way down into a relay socket, took about two hours to find that.

Picked corn all day Sunday and today till we got rained out, again.

Installed the rope seal tonight on the door and cleanout door, did the silicone trick. Got the half inch stainless all thread welded in as well to hold the clean out door on. Cut a big washer out of stainless to fit over the 2 inch pipe that feeds the oil and air to the burn pot, the washer holds up a piece of ceramic blanket. Tacking stainless cotter keys to the inside of the burn chamber, slip the ceramic blanket over the cooter key, then a stainless fender washer then spread the cotter key to hold the washer. Us the ceramic blanket since the fire is directed straight up out of the burn pot to keep from boiling water right above the pot.
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Re: Not exactly a wood boiler
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2014, 09:05:17 PM »

Got the control circuit done tonight, created a latching circuit. Since the burner won't reignite itself once the water reaches temperature once the Ranco hits the setpoint nothing will get juice again until a normally open pushbutton is depressed, once it's depressed and if their is a call for heat the Ranco keeps the circuit latched into the on position, no juice from the Ranco and the circuit opens stopping the oil pump then incorporated a delay off relay so the fan will run up to five minutes after the oil is off to cool stuff. Also won't relatch if the power should go out without pushing the button even if in use at the time.
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Re: Not exactly a wood boiler
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2014, 06:54:43 PM »

Not having much luck picking are ya?

 Glad to see that your oil burner is coming along nicely though.
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Re: Not exactly a wood boiler
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2014, 04:53:14 AM »

Fighting weather during harvest always sucks.  BTDT many moons ago. :bash:
How many acres,,,, how many rows on your head?
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