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Old 10-11-2011, 12:46:32 AM
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I'm redressing an older steam boiler that was originally built to Stuart 504 standards and scales. I spent a bit on a sheet of tin that is stamped with the old brick pattern that a lot of the old Germany manufactures used. I have enough left for the chimney. Any ideas how to build the chimney?
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are you thinking of a round one or square? and what dia? that would help decide the tooling needed.
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Thank you for the help!
I originally thought round, 1-1/8" in diameter. If that turns out to be impossible, I guess I could consider square.
I'm desperate at this point. I'm guessing the thickness is only around 26-28 gauge if that.
I deeply appreciate your help.
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1.125 is pretty small dia to find a sheetmetal roller for it might be easier to get a cheap metal bending brake from say like harbor freight
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Metal bending brake, thank you, I'll check that out. I've attached a picture of the project in hopes that I'll get some further input on what options you all might use in final finish of material. I was thinking of bluing the tin brick pattern panels and leaving the 3/8 bar stock natural steel color. I want to keep a great deal of depth to it. I was going to wrap the boiler in wooden slats, about half made, still not sure! I guess another consideration would be to paint the brick. I still need to insert a cat walk at the top of each side panel, possibly consider a ladder and railing. Please any one out there give me your take.
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Take a trip to Lowes or Home Depot and check out the plumbing department. There are some nice chrome plated brass tubes that might be just right. They are called "tail pieces". They are the tubes that go from the sink strainer assembly to the "P" trap. There are a couple different lengths. Scuff up the chrome plating with steel wool and then paint to suit your fancy. Larry
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