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  1. #191
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    Just a couple of pictures.
    '
    The oven has been tested and a roast and veg done.

    It tows level behind the 101 Landrover on the upper pintle hook.
    Doing a axle under spring mod turns out to be wise and worth the effort as I noticed when towing the wiles springs are flexible enough to allow about 70mm of upwards travel when hitting a pot hole.
    Also the wheel placement in the mud guards looks correct , even though it is not standard.

    Waiting for correct steam hose to be supplied to me and I will do the steam hoses correctly.

    Lots of smoke and wood used in the first hour of operation.
    After the first hour, all the cast iron in the thing warms up and the fires only need to be small and the fires burn extremely cleanly with no smoke with little wood used.
    In fact the attached pictures are with the fires going and 100psi on the guage.....no smoke and extemely little ash in the ash pans when finished indicating good combustion.
    The oven fire has only need to be small with extremely good heat transfer to the oven box......I must have got the hot gas flow/battle design correct.
    I had little to work with other than a few small old weld marks.
    The air for the oven fire only comes from the ash pan door which has mostly only two positions....open or closed......surprisingly controls the the fire well.
    secondary air can be had with with wood loading door....but not required , or makes little difference unless you are just lighting up a fresh fire.
    I runs with extremely little air at temp and cleanly with closed doors.

    Getting good temps out of the oven/ stove top plate.........can easily fry and boil stuff on the stove top if required when the whole boiler and stove/oven are up to temp.
    The neighbors at home have taken great interest in it, especially kids who love the whistle.
    The two home made whistles are adjustable for tune and after a bit of fiddling ,work far better than I could ever imagine.
    I took the wiles back to work from home with a small fire still going and the boiler at pressure.
    You get some strange looks at the traffic lights/passing traffic, especially when the safety valve lifts and the thing farts steam.
    Still chasing small steam leaks from boiler fittings.

    I have been using Loctite 567 thread sealant , it is rated for the temperature, but somehow eventually can give up with steam pressure/water/heat behind it.
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  2. #192
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    Location
    Adelaide Hills. South Australia
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    Quote Originally Posted by 101 Ron View Post
    Just a couple of pictures.
    '
    The oven has been tested and a roast and veg done.

    It tows level behind the 101 Landrover on the upper pintle hook.
    Doing a axle under spring mod turns out to be wise and worth the effort as I noticed when towing the wiles springs are flexible enough to allow about 70mm of upwards travel when hitting a pot hole.
    Also the wheel placement in the mud guards looks correct , even though it is not standard.

    Waiting for correct steam hose to be supplied to me and I will do the steam hoses correctly.

    Lots of smoke and wood used in the first hour of operation.
    After the first hour, all the cast iron in the thing warms up and the fires only need to be small and the fires burn extremely cleanly with no smoke with little wood used.
    In fact the attached pictures are with the fires going and 100psi on the guage.....no smoke and extemely little ash in the ash pans when finished indicating good combustion.
    The oven fire has only need to be small with extremely good heat transfer to the oven box......I must have got the hot gas flow/battle design correct.
    I had little to work with other than a few small old weld marks.
    The air for the oven fire only comes from the ash pan door which has mostly only two positions....open or closed......surprisingly controls the the fire well.
    secondary air can be had with with wood loading door....but not required , or makes little difference unless you are just lighting up a fresh fire.
    I runs with extremely little air at temp and cleanly with closed doors.

    Getting good temps out of the oven/ stove top plate.........can easily fry and boil stuff on the stove top if required when the whole boiler and stove/oven are up to temp.
    The neighbors at home have taken great interest in it, especially kids who love the whistle.
    The two home made whistles are adjustable for tune and after a bit of fiddling ,work far better than I could ever imagine.
    I took the wiles back to work from home with a small fire still going and the boiler at pressure.
    You get some strange looks at the traffic lights/passing traffic, especially when the safety valve lifts and the thing farts steam.
    Still chasing small steam leaks from boiler fittings.

    I have been using Loctite 567 thread sealant , it is rated for the temperature, but somehow eventually can give up with steam pressure/water/heat behind it.
    Thanks Ron, another step in the right direction to perfection. You'd be well chuffed by now I can tell.

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