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Thread: sulphuric acid
14/06/2019 17:04:19

I just pour mine straight down the drain as it is for disposal. One shot drain cleaner which I use as a pickle is sulphuric acid which is put down the drain neat.

I think your diluted is less likely to cause a problem.


Thread: Chinese speed controller
12/06/2019 12:43:21


Just fitted one to my unimat 3 and works a treat.

Bridge rectifier and variable dimmer on ebay new cost me £10 and included wiring instructions.


Thread: How to price up and sell a super 7 lathe
12/06/2019 10:26:28

If finding it a good home is the priority then stick to this forum or home workshop with an advert.

Last one I sold to a dealer was sold on again without any of its accessories for more than he paid me for everything.

The accessories were then sold seperately for a nice profit.


Thread: Should I have 3 phase supplied to my house?
11/06/2019 18:42:28
Posted by mark costello 1 on 11/06/2019 17:10:12:

We are all ignorant on something, and reversely We all know something of value, especially to this forum. Civility and experience is needed here.

Well said Mark.


Thread: Another "What is it?"
10/06/2019 20:18:22

Ebay say the one on ebay is Simons 


Edited By 34046 on 10/06/2019 20:29:05

10/06/2019 18:42:38

It’s an oil and fuel pressure tester.  There is one on EBay for £25


Edited By 34046 on 10/06/2019 18:43:25

Thread: boiler parts
09/06/2019 17:38:49

The injectors I have are all 4 connections - steam in, water in, water out and overflow.

It could well be the three threaded parts are water in and out and steam and the overflow may be just a hole that I cannot see in the photo? My overflows are not a threaded connection but just a small copper tube soldered in place.

Sorry cannot be more help.


09/06/2019 15:15:16

Could you possibly upload two larger photos of the bottom two items please ?


Thread: What is this?
08/06/2019 21:00:22


PM me your e-mail address and I will send you the info you need. 

The tail as you see in the photo that John posted is not original.

The original design is a plain cover,

If you go to reeves site and find the popular engine you will see what I mean.


Edited By 34046 on 08/06/2019 21:15:38

Thread: boiler parts
08/06/2019 20:33:26

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08/06/2019 20:26:52

I would say a well made home fitting - incomplete.

If you go to Maidstone engineering site and put in blow down valve you will see finished item

Just needs a small outlet tube on the large round body.


Thread: What is this?
08/06/2019 19:39:25

John, that is an interesting version - never seen one with the extension on the top cover before .

Looks good.


Thread: boiler parts
08/06/2019 19:20:30
Posted by Paul Kemp on 08/06/2019 19:13:27:

Through a hole and pipe extension off the side, not yet drilled and fitted! Looks like it was left once the turning was completed and never finished!


Spot on. I have an identical fitting - the locknut is just a belt and braces fittings.


Thread: What is this?
08/06/2019 08:55:25
Posted by RichardN on 08/06/2019 02:53:17:

Looks rather like the Popular Single Cylinder Vertical to me... (parts/plans still from AJ Reeves if you need anything else...?)

Identical to mine. Bore is 3/8 inch. Stroke is 1/4 inch. Piston is 3/8 diameter by 5/32 inch.fitted no 12 " O "ring.

This should be enough info to get you away but feel free to send PM if need more info.


Thread: Where is best to buy??
05/06/2019 18:24:23
Posted by Roger Provins 2 on 05/06/2019 16:03:24:

Posted by JasonB on 03/06/2019 13:10:28:

E-bay prices often include the postage within the item cost even if it says "free postage" so you are likely paying for that too.

I've always thought that "free postage" was a bit of sly way of saying "inclusive of postage".

I list all my items on ebay on a BIN basis stating free postage simply because the buyer can then see the that the BIN price is the total price that is paid.


Thread: 1" Minnie oil pump problem?
03/06/2019 09:48:48

Puzzled by this one as both water pumps and lubricator should operate when engine is in neutral ?


Edited By 34046 on 03/06/2019 09:56:32

Thread: I've been looking at getting a traction engine.
02/06/2019 13:06:06


Bought the book last year and enquired about a set of parts.

Was advised that they are no longer selling them.

So it will have to be fabrication but that will be a good cost saving - good news.


Thread: soldering brass
30/05/2019 16:07:06

I stage solder my boilers and other items

Silver solder for stage one and a lower temp s/s for stage two followed by high temp solder such as Comsol followed by standard leaded plumbers solder if need be.


Edited By 34046 on 30/05/2019 16:07:37

Thread: Mini-Lathe setup for an absolute beginner?
21/05/2019 15:56:14

Is ArcEuroTrade legit?

!00 %

They have an excellent reputation , excellent customer service - I have the Sieg SC2 - well pleased

The proprietor is a member of this forum .


Thread: stamford show vandals
20/05/2019 08:06:56

Mike Poole's reply - very well said Mike.


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