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HO boiler help!!
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 24, 2003 11:57 PM
I am kitbashing a small 2-6-2 logging prairie with a low profile boiler and cant seem to find a suitable donor... [:(]. I have looked at PVC piping but its just too large or too small with nothing in between. Anybody got any ideas on what I could try doing? Or anyone got any old donor boilers I may be able to buy for a good price?? Any input is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Aaron
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HO boiler help!!
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 24, 2003 11:57 PM
I am kitbashing a small 2-6-2 logging prairie with a low profile boiler and cant seem to find a suitable donor... [:(]. I have looked at PVC piping but its just too large or too small with nothing in between. Anybody got any ideas on what I could try doing? Or anyone got any old donor boilers I may be able to buy for a good price?? Any input is greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Aaron
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Posted by lionelsoni on Friday, July 25, 2003 8:17 AM
Have you tried copper tubing? It comes in increments of 1/8 inch in the sizes you're probably looking for. The nominal sizes are 1/8 inch less than the actual outside diameter for plumbers, but are the actual outside diameter for air-conditioning guys.

Bob Nelson

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Posted by lionelsoni on Friday, July 25, 2003 8:17 AM
Have you tried copper tubing? It comes in increments of 1/8 inch in the sizes you're probably looking for. The nominal sizes are 1/8 inch less than the actual outside diameter for plumbers, but are the actual outside diameter for air-conditioning guys.

Bob Nelson

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 28, 2003 7:34 PM
u may want to try a welder or fabrication shop anythin to do with metal work u may luck out and find exactly what you are looking for. or your local hardware store for copper or any other kind of piping that may work for you

william schultz
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 28, 2003 7:34 PM
u may want to try a welder or fabrication shop anythin to do with metal work u may luck out and find exactly what you are looking for. or your local hardware store for copper or any other kind of piping that may work for you

william schultz

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