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Re: sad headlines today..

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Michael Soldan

07-30-2001 16:43:54

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S-E Michigan Part Timer, Thanks for posting the details our local Paper( London Ontario) had scant details. I have heard my father tell of a steam engine exploding when he was six years old out in Manitoba about 1915. He claimed if a boiler gets low on water and the valve is turned on with cold water they will blow, a cubic inch of water equals 500 cubic inches of steam. I have been leery of getting close to steamers at shows. These were our kind of people and I hope the Lord blesses them and keeps them , the dead , the injured and their families. We can all pray for them . If there is anything we on this forum can do, lets do it. Mike in Exeter Ontario

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Dick Davis

07-31-2001 04:36:06

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 Re: Re: sad headlines today.. in reply to Michael Soldan, 07-30-2001 16:43:54  
Michael, I seem to recall the expansion ratio of water to steam is 1:1600 not 1:500. Whichever is correct, steam is a powerful medium. This power when applied to 80-year-old metalurgy and 80 years of deteriation can lead to a dangerous situation. I feel for the dead and injured as well as those steam collectors that will suffer from this most unfortunate event. How many steam tractors could pass a "boiler inspection" if mandated by fairs and other exhibition grounds? Dick

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The Red

07-31-2001 08:07:29

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 Re: Re: Re: sad headlines today.. in reply to Dick Davis, 07-31-2001 04:36:06  
The accident got the Indiana State Fair's attention. They are asking the two owners to have a thorough inspection by a certified inspector before running the two machines at the fair this year.

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Flyin Farmall

07-31-2001 18:09:13

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: sad headlines today.. in reply to The Red, 07-31-2001 08:07:29  
aren't they supposed to be inspected annually? here in WI we are to be inspected once a year

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