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Old 07-24-2007, 09:46 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: On Flintlock Farm on Gunpowder Road in Boone County, Kentucky
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I have seen the advice many times that whistles should never be fed from an under-sized steam line. That may be true but on my little steamer, I would be limited to a peanut vendors whistle! I simply put in a bushing reducer or whatever to get to the half inch line size I need and even then, must reduce the pressure more by throttling it thru an in-line globe valve or it tends, I think, to overblow. When I throttle it properly (about 3/4 turn open on the valve) all the whistles I use sound off just dandy (lifting paint has been mentioned). MISSIE usually has anywhere from 35 to 120 psi in her boiler when I open the whistle valve. I do have three three situations to work around...if unblown for a while, condensate build-up showers all and sundry with, um, ah, hot water, and if I carry boiler water higher than half way up the "glass", water gets carried along and gags the whistle and finally as mentioned before, after about four seconds of blast, she runs low on steam! All three situations are fixable...the first with a condensate trap or manual blow-down valve in the line, the second by keeping the water level on the low side and lastly, by putting an accumulator in the line. The first and last add expense, complication and weight to an already cramped environment. Any other thoughts will be cheerfully entertained!
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