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Water sight glass 2" burrell.

Post  Frostie on Sun 24 Jul 2011, 6:39 am

Can any one please tell me the diameter and lenght of the sight glass in the boiler water gauge.

I am away and can't get access to my engine to find out for my self.

( I need to order some more sight glasses)

Cheerzz m'dears


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Re: Water sight glass 2" burrell.

Post  Big Al on Mon 25 Jul 2011, 9:25 am

6 mm. Can't state length as I broke mine and replaced the whole unit but it is normally sold in 6" lengths anyway

Get glass with red or blue stripes as the levels show up far better against the strip

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Post  Frostie on Mon 25 Jul 2011, 11:03 am

Cheers Al,

You are a star, I can order some now so that it will be ready for me when I get home

Malcolm

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Post  forge on Fri 05 Aug 2011, 4:29 am

here are a couple of pics of my modified sight glass safety cover.



it fits well and i have tested everything for leaks with compressed air. Will light a fire and steam up for the first time this weekend..

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Post  hughb on Fri 05 Aug 2011, 2:33 pm

Hi

I like it well done Cool But the only thing is that the plastic the was supplyed as mine melted Crying or Very sad
and whot a mess ?? tongue

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Post  forge on Fri 05 Aug 2011, 3:05 pm

will be testing it this weekend, i will have a look for some high temp alternative if the plastic melts!... will let you all know...

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Post  LilyJack on Sat 06 Aug 2011, 2:41 am

Mine also melted Neutral I like the idea of the striped background, will do that to mine I reckon. As for the plastic, it'd seem that glass is needed, I WAS toying with the idea of a Pyrex tube such as those used in chemistry sets and the very careful use of a dremmel and an "o" ring at the top and bottom to prevent it from bouncing around and or crushing/shattering when fitted.

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Post  forge on Sat 06 Aug 2011, 9:16 am

I like the idea of a pyrex tube cut the correct size to sit over the water tube, or may be make the glass pieces from pyrex sheet. as my lhs plastic glass melted when i opened the firebox door! do you think a lab supplies place would have the sort of size we need? But for now i have removed the lhs piece of plastic....

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