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Old 02-16-2016, 05:21:40 PM
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Hello all,
I'm trying to rebuild a engine for an steamboat.
I have the engine, but not the boiler, and looking for the boiler I found this burner.
The person who could sell me, does not know how it worked. He only knows that he was on a boat.
It makes sense that I buy it? I still have no boiler and although I like it to be a vertical boiler, but maybe either horizontally.

It is very nice because it's all in bronze!

Someone knows who works with petrol, diesel, kerosene or what?

I'm sorry, I just have this picture yet. The plate is completely erased

Thank you very much for you help!!!
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:16:21 PM
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Looks very similar to the head on a hand-held petrol 'blow torch'...
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Old 02-16-2016, 09:21:20 PM
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No help on the burner, but things may work out nicer if you concentrate on the boiler to match your engine needs first, then match the heat source to it.

Your burner may, or may not, work out after that. But it could be frustrating to have a boiler that couldn't supply enough steam, or conversely, a burner that has to be throttled to the point of being touchy or constantly cycling it.

Just my "two cents" anyway.
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:43:47 AM
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You´re right GreasyIron. I'll let it go at the moment and I keep looking the boiler.
Thanks!
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Hey Marcelo,

Do you have any pictures of your engine or boat? We love pictures.

Keep us posted on your progress.

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Old 02-17-2016, 03:19:20 PM
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what kind and size of steam engine do you have ? You will definitely have to determine the steam needs of your engine to determine the size of boiler that you will need. The burner can be almost an afterthought.. I had seen them made very easily from a outdoor propane burner. " think of a Turkey fryer" And thay have almost infinite adjustability of the flame.
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Go to thesteamboatingforum.net look up the "FAQ" section to get information on boat/propeller/engine/boiler size.

The burner is option according to fuel use. I use Propane ( C3H8 ), most easy to control. Heavy (No2 or Diesel Fuel) or light oil (kerosene or lamp oil) can be used, but most steamboats in my area use wood or coal for fire.

Looks like your burner may be a steam atomizing burner, if it has two pipe attachments?

These usually can burn heavy or light oil.
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Old 02-19-2016, 12:34:08 AM
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A propane burner of any size from a plumber's torch equivalent to a monsterous glass kiln inferno can be built easily using common pipe fittings and a couple of drilled holes.

You need a boiler first, that way you know what kind of arrangements for mounting a burner are necessary and how big of a burner to use with it to avoid injuring it from too much fire or under-performing from not enough.

I would imagine lots of different burners have been tried over the years though. Shouldn't be hard to come up with something effective for the job.
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Hello,
Thank you very much to all. Yes, I knok that without boiler, is not possible to deffine the others parts.
Thank you very much
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Marcelo,
I found a vertical boiler that came out of a cleaners that supplied steam to the clothes press. I too had to source a burner. I found a propane burner that was made for a turkey fryer. Works great. The boiler makes enough steam to run the 4 engines on my show trailer. Good luck with your search.

Gerald

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Marcelo,
I found a vertical boiler that came out of a cleaners that supplied steam to the clothes press. I too had to source a burner. I found a propane burner that was made for a turkey fryer. Works great. The boiler makes enough steam to run the 4 engines on my show trailer. Good luck with your search.

Gerald
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