Thursday, 5 September 2019

401 Boiler Washout

401 out on boiler washout today

Also taking the opportunity to remove the boiler barrels bottom belly plate to replace a suspected broken gasket

After finishing washing through from the front, Steve begins chasing scale and sludge round the foundation ring


Having a look in...

...the view looking in through the bottom of the barrel toward the firebox...

...and toward the smokebox

Washing the bottom of the barrel towards the firebox and down into the foundation ring

David begins making a new gasket for the belly plate

Steve cleans up the flange and studs

David re-fitting mud-hole doors

Hose in after re-fitting washout plugs, mud-hole doors and the belly plate/manhole

Warming fire lit after filling the boiler and re-fitting the last plug

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