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Old 03-28-2008, 09:46 AM
Bob Reynolds Bob Reynolds is offline
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Thanks, Dale, for this info. These explosions happened far later than I would have thought for such a thing. Now, maybe Capt. Walnut or Dennis Schenk can get on and let us know: was this type of thing before the USCG required a cold "press" test of a boiler before raising steam on a repaired boiler? Is such a test always an indication of what will happen after the boiler is hot? Were these boats operating with a tampered-with safety valve?
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