Friday, September 26, 2014

Weekend Steam: Smoke Through The Water

You all might find this interesting if you have never seen it done.  Flues wear out in steam engines, and here you will see a couple of leaky flues removed and replaced.  Out on the farm in days gone by, a hammer and cold chisel would have been used to unseat both ends.  The smoke wrench is much faster and easier, but you don't want a novice burning metal around your flue sheets. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Back in the day I served on an old destroyer with a 1200 lb superheat plant. Watching the boiler get re-tubed was an education! I sure pitied the Boiler Tenders that had to do it. At the end of the day you couldn't tell the white guys from the black guys.