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Author Topic: Building a river boat  (Read 52444 times)

Offline victor vector

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #180 on: May 27, 2016, 07:11:48 PM »
I will have some updates for you soon , life got in the way , but I will soon show some more progress.

So little time at the moment.







Working on the rear cabin . This is the small cabinet with a trial fit of the doors.

Not a lot to show , but , hopefully  there will be soon.

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #181 on: May 27, 2016, 07:28:26 PM »
The other thing I am working on is the fireplace flue , and its associated flashing on the roof.



Spare piece of roofing will be fashioned to make a waterproof flashing for the flue.








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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #182 on: May 27, 2016, 07:57:25 PM »
Yes we are still watching Victor :beer.....but suggest that when God asked Noah to waterproof the roof of the Ark, he taught him to use tar & hemp

I am not a fan of any Silistic elastic ilestic goop............. :41....as the interface bond will fail & leak eventually :sorry

Derek 
« Last Edit: May 27, 2016, 08:21:45 PM by derekwarner_decoy »
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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #183 on: May 27, 2016, 08:08:06 PM »
I'm still eagerly watching as well  Victor. :clap

Offline victor vector

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #184 on: May 27, 2016, 09:49:32 PM »
Yes we are still watching Victor :beer.....but suggest that when God asked Noah to waterproof the roof of the Ark, he taught him to use tar & hemp

I am not a fan of any Silistic elastic ilestic goop............. :41....as the interface bond will fail & leak eventually :sorry

Derek


You may be right Derek , I was hoping that the rivets I will add will help keep things together.

The silicone is purpose specific roof and gutter sealant.

" Plan B "  so to speak , is Sikaflex or 3M 5200 .



3M 5200 is a single part sealant that cures to form a firm, rubbery waterproof seal. When fully cured, this high strength marine adhesive remains flexible and suitable for use where shock, vibration, shrinking or swelling are concerns.


3M™ Marine Adhesive Sealant 5200 is extremely strong and retains its strength above or below water line. Stays flexible too - allows for structural movement. Has excellent resistance to weathering and salt water.
Very high strength
Watertight bonds
Above/Below waterline use



That stuff never comes away from anything !

Thank you Derek , and Damien for looking.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2016, 09:09:42 AM by victor vector »

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #185 on: May 27, 2016, 10:21:34 PM »
Your welcome mate.  :beer

Offline victor vector

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #186 on: May 30, 2016, 12:13:18 PM »
I " found " some time today to work on the river boat.

Not a lot to show , but its all progress I guess.

To install the wood burner stove ,  I need to insulate the 100 mm ( four inch ) flue from the surrounding combustible ceiling panels and roof framing.

As I am waiting for the stainless flue order to arrive , in the mean time , this is a start at making the drop box that will penetrate the ceiling and hopefully prevent the house from burning down.

This is the first skin liner that will surround the flue as it passes through the ceiling.

It is recycled sheet metal from an old washing machine casing.Its nice thick sheet metal that can take some hammering .
The bends and folds were just shaped over some scrap 50 mm steel angle , and the two halves riveted together with pop rivets and sealer.





There is another second skin that is spaced about 25mm away from the inner liner .

The four inch flue will be placed inside these.



I fashioned a cone shaped piece that fits over the outer shield ( left ).

Holes will be cut or drilled along the very top edge to allow the hot air to vent out.



The piece on the right is where the flue will exit in the centre.

The narrow skirt that can be seen around the outside is a shield to prevent rain water from entering the vent holes.

I will cut and seal the circular hole for a watertight fit when I have the flue.



Next is making the ceiling plate and witches or chinaman`s hat ( cowl ).

Circular galv. sheet is formed into a cone.





The cowl surround is a recycled aluminium cooking pot that was just the correct diameter.



I cut the bottom out with a four inch cutting disc.



The cowl will look something like this.

These are ADD or Anti  Down  Draft cowls , they are really simple in design , but they do work well.

The wind / air moves over the circular cowling which creates a slight  pressure difference inside  ( low pressure ) which causes additional draft to clear any hot exhausts or smoke  away.

There are more small items to add to get the thing assembled , but this gives an idea of what this will look like.

The ceiling plate was fashioned from a recycled stainless steel BBQ drip tray.



To reduce buckling the edge of the flue hole was reinforced with a piece of split ( slotted ) 3/8 inch copper pipe.
 
Thanks for looking.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2016, 12:44:29 PM by victor vector »

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #187 on: May 30, 2016, 04:18:59 PM »
 :clap :clap

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #188 on: June 10, 2016, 04:52:18 PM »
Victor these LED strips 7.2 watt 12v 36 LED's  quite bright day white may be worth looking at I bought 2 for my work area as the fluoro lights are on my right leaving  a shadow when doing fiddly jobs.

At $3.62 and free post they're a great price.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/221653744015?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #189 on: June 12, 2016, 11:30:50 AM »
Victor these LED strips 7.2 watt 12v 36 LED's  quite bright day white may be worth looking at I bought 2 for my work area as the fluoro lights are on my right leaving  a shadow when doing fiddly jobs.

At $3.62 and free post they're a great price.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/221653744015?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Very interesting Damien , I think I can use those , thank you for the heads up !

I made the bottom heat shield for the wood burner today.

Work on this thing ( the heater ) seems to go on and on .......

I made the heat shield below the ash box from left over C- Channel sections bolted together.







The ash box bottom piece is cast iron , I inserted  50mm ( two inch ) steel angle spacers to cool the bottom.





Front view.



There is another heat shield that will be riveted under the primary heat shield.









No further shielding is required below , and the heater is ready to be  mounted .

Paint is next.

Thanks for watching.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2016, 12:14:56 PM by victor vector »

Offline Robert Hornby

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #190 on: June 17, 2016, 10:58:13 AM »
Very ingenious Victor, love your work.

Robert
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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #191 on: June 20, 2016, 12:46:13 PM »
Hi Robert , and thanks for the encouragement....

The good news is that my flue was delivered on Friday.

So I heat set the paint today.





This little stove draws almost as good as rocket stove !





The lower heat shield barely got warm.





I`ll post some more progress when I find some time to work on this barge.




« Last Edit: June 21, 2016, 05:34:31 PM by victor vector »

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #192 on: June 20, 2016, 01:30:39 PM »
Very nice flue there Victor....will keep the Brasso people in business for years ...... :goodluck .... Derek
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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #193 on: June 20, 2016, 05:00:36 PM »
:) Bien l'bonjour ;
Chouette le poêle  à bois et installation très ingénieuse .
François


:) Although the hello;
Owl wood stove and ingenious installation.
François

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #194 on: June 20, 2016, 05:23:18 PM »
Merci Francois , and thank you Derek.



I fitted a tri - stay to my cooking pot cowling today.



To make cleaning the flue a little easier , the cowling is just a tight push - on fit.

Not much to show for a weekend of messing about really , but its another step in the right direction I guess.
Next weekend , weather permitting , I will attempt to cut a hole in the roof to fit the drop box to the boat.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2016, 06:12:12 PM by victor vector »

 

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