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Dave Powell 213/03/2016 18:37:43
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Hi folks, I stupidly managed to break my gauge glass during a boiler test yesterday and am struggling to find a replacement. It's 7mm diameter, it had a thin red line down it which made it really easy to see the water level. All the usual suppliers only seem to do the clear stuff. Anybody know where I can get some? Thanks in advance.

OldMetaller13/03/2016 19:01:03
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Hi Dave, Live Steam Models-

http://www.livesteammodels.co.uk/

- have what you want on p. 35 of their supplies catalogue.

Regards,

John.

Steamer191513/03/2016 19:05:34
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Hi Dave, You could always try:-

Barry Boyce
Yorkshire Model Engineering Supplies
Hull
Yorkshire
Business Phone Number: 01482 786 534

Best regards,

Steve.

mick H13/03/2016 20:30:07
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Polly Model Engineering 0115 9736700 stock 7mm red line.

julian atkins13/03/2016 21:51:17
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hi dave,

schellbach gauge glass is more brittle. can i suggest you carefully check alignment of the top and bottom fittings. also dont let the bottom end of the glass touch the recess in the bottom fitting.

cheers,

julian

Dave Powell 215/03/2016 08:27:51
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Thank you for your replies, Gentlemen. I had looked at the Polly catalogue but did not find it in there. I will give them a ring today and get some in. The reason the last one broke is that at full heat the drain cock went really tight. On trying to open it the bottom fitting turned and cracked the glass. I think I am very lucky that disaster did not ensue. We aborted the steam test at that point and I came home rather sadder than I was an hour previously, when it had passed it's hydraulic test. Oh well, that's life

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