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5" gauge boiler rod stays

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John Billard 114/10/2019 14:53:41
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Can someone point me to a 5" gauge copper round top boiler design with rod stays over the firebox?


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JasonB14/10/2019 14:58:33
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Should be something in the Australian code book about design as they don't allow girder stays so all have to be rods

This is a 7" dia TE boiler altered to meet Aussie code

John Billard 114/10/2019 15:14:20
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Thanks Jason - that was quick!

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John Billard 116/10/2019 12:39:26
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Just to add - I am seeking that Australian Code book - can it be obtained easily?

Thank you

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duncan webster16/10/2019 15:42:49
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I got mine direct from the AMBSC, google it. I can't find anything in it which forbids girder stay, but you have to justify them being strong enough. There again mine isn't the latest issue.

As long as girder stays are adequately supported at the ends, and deep enough to take the bending load, I can't see anything intrinsically wrong with them

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