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Forum: Steamboats & History 04-05-2008, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Bob Reynolds
Lex, as you no doubt remember, the paint locker...

Lex, as you no doubt remember, the paint locker on the DQ had a steam smothering fire extinguishing system, simply a valve that could be opened (after the door was locked) to flood the locker with...
Forum: Steamboats & History 04-04-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,777
Posted By Bob Reynolds
Okay, this brings up another question as to...

Okay, this brings up another question as to "pulling the fire" on a coal or wood fired boat: Was there any way to (a) close off air to the firebox and (b) open a valve to exhaust steam in there as a...
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-31-2008, 03:59 PM
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Views: 11,777
Posted By Bob Reynolds
Bow truster?!? We NEVER used to have a bow...

Bow truster?!? We NEVER used to have a bow truster!
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-29-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,777
Posted By Bob Reynolds
Thanks, Tom, Lexie & Alan. I guess the bottom...

Thanks, Tom, Lexie & Alan. I guess the bottom line of the whole thing is this: Wonder what the situation was on the J.C.RAWN and SAM P. SUIT? Was it due to scaling buildup? Did either/both those...
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-29-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Bob Reynolds
Thank you, Captain! I had assumed there was some...

Thank you, Captain! I had assumed there was some trade-off.
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-29-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Bob Reynolds
Alan, this brings up yet another question from a...

Alan, this brings up yet another question from a dummy: Does regular cooling, then refiring to operating temp weaken boilers more quickly than holding the fire for a very extended period? I realize...
Forum: Steamboats & History 03-28-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By Bob Reynolds
Thanks, Dale, for this info. These explosions...

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...
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