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Boiler filling

Post  Jamesd on Sun 18 Sep 2016, 1:20 am

I've just bought a secondhand 2" Burrell and I can't work out how to fill the boiler initially. Obviously it has the pump and injector for filling under pressure but what about the first time, is there a convenient filling point?

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Re: Boiler filling

Post  lynnr on Sun 18 Sep 2016, 1:53 am

You should have a "bung" in the smokebox.

Also an option I use often. adaptor on the blowdown valve and put a hose on it to fill from the bottom.


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Re: Boiler filling

Post  LiveSteam on Sun 18 Sep 2016, 11:13 am

Blow down valve everytime on my 4" with a little submersible pump, although with a 2" its not going to take much water so an electric pump might be a bit much.
I filled a 3" the other day for a fellow chap on the rally field and it took seconds with my pump and just a few pints, where as the 4" gobbles 5 gallons with ease.

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Re: Boiler filling

Post  Jamesd on Sun 18 Sep 2016, 2:10 pm

Thanks both. When you say blowdown do you mean the small pipe on the gauge glass?

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Re: Boiler filling

Post  lynnr on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 12:46 am

One down the side of the horn plate at the foundation ring.

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Re: Boiler filling

Post  LiveSteam on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 11:32 am

I've nicked Its-me's picture and highlighted the bit on the boiler, you'll find a valve and outlet just there.



Hope that helps Cool

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Re: Boiler filling

Post  Jamesd on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 3:33 pm

Extremely helpful, thank you.

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