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Offline DamienG

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #195 on: June 21, 2016, 11:41:13 AM »
Looking good mate.  :clap :clap

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #196 on: June 21, 2016, 03:22:26 PM »
I will be interested to see where/how this Pot Belly is located in the vessel Victor......if fuel is not a cost issue, they produce a great heat output

You have a horizontal spade type flue throttle, the unit I had experience with used a rotary disk type throttle [you will need some asbestos type gloves to save the :ranting]

Having a brass flue chimney, this material in itself is a superb radiator [by convection] of heat if you can contain the heat in the chimney :whistle

Either way absolutely great for warming a semi insulated semi enclosed area......ideal for the coffee pot...with a little experience with the outer filigree belly ring...also great for cooking toast & anything you can fit in a small pan...... :06

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #197 on: June 25, 2016, 01:36:38 PM »
Hello everyone.

I got a lucky break in the weather this morning , so I installed the chimney drop box.



There`s a big hole in the roof !



It fits ok .........





Double skin going through the ceiling .



I covered the air vent slots with fine metal mesh.



Inside the chimney liner.

Framing around the drop box is in place.





Checking ceiling plate for fit.







Bottom of the drop box is flush with the ceiling.

The rain stopped any more work ( on the roof) today , so thats it until next weekend.



« Last Edit: June 27, 2016, 04:33:02 PM by victor vector »

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #198 on: June 29, 2016, 07:16:30 PM »
I wasn`t going to do any more work until Saturday , but I went into the shed tonight , and did some more work on the ceiling plate .
 
I made a shallow surround for the ceiling plate and put some brass channel around the edges to make the plate a little more rigid.
It was bowing under its own weight !
 
The shallow sides are cut from a length of recycled galv. stormwater downpipe , and the brass channel came from an old trashed fire screen.
 


Cutting slots into the sides of the surround.

Folding the corners.







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Ceiling plate with brass channel fixed on.





External corner.



Upside down picture of what this will look like when put in place.
 
That was another two hours work believe it or not ......maybe I`m just slow  ::)


« Last Edit: June 30, 2016, 06:38:11 AM by victor vector »

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #199 on: June 30, 2016, 09:49:40 PM »
 :clap :clap :clap

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #200 on: July 06, 2016, 02:45:53 PM »
8.2 Degrees C ( 46.7 F) outside , but toasty warm inside the cabin space.

 :)





Fitting the ceiling panels into the frame.







« Last Edit: July 16, 2016, 05:21:55 AM by victor vector »

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #201 on: July 06, 2016, 08:30:00 PM »
 :clap  :great :clap  :terrific :clap

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #202 on: July 06, 2016, 08:59:12 PM »
Very good Victor...we see plenty of Australian RED wood heater feed  :clap...but where is the  :coffee pot or the mmmmmmmmarsh mellows for toasting?  :hehe

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #203 on: July 07, 2016, 04:18:37 AM »
My stove top kettle is broken Derek  :(

Must get a new one.

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #204 on: July 07, 2016, 11:37:22 AM »
Great way to recycle scrap build timber mate.  :clap :clap :clap

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #205 on: July 09, 2016, 12:13:41 AM »
It also helps with the clean up , burn it , and keep warm , rather than dump it .....  ;)

I must say , all that foam insulation is doing its job Damien , that little heater is almost overkill for the cabin , and it stays warm !

I`m very pleased  :beer
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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #206 on: July 09, 2016, 12:46:12 PM »
 :great

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Re: Building a river boat
« Reply #207 on: December 29, 2016, 11:40:51 PM »
Will this be finished for April?  RMBOA is running a ramble from Greenings to Moorook over 10 days, plus an express return for the large boats which aren't trailable.
Roderick.

 

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