Difference between revisions of "Cleaning a steam engine"

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* [http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=97143&sid=31e3fb3d76c31c4ef1c9ec5da0486ea6 "Cleaning an engine", <i>Chaski.org</i>]
 
* [http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=97143&sid=31e3fb3d76c31c4ef1c9ec5da0486ea6 "Cleaning an engine", <i>Chaski.org</i>]
 
* [http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=81220 "Steam engine care and maintenance", <i>Chaski.org</i>]
 
* [http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=81220 "Steam engine care and maintenance", <i>Chaski.org</i>]
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Latest revision as of 11:37, 21 March 2020


Experience

Joe Tanski posted on Chaski.org:

I do not like to steam clean engine because the steam (water) gets driven into all the little spaces every where (spring rigging ,brake rigging, ect.ect.) then all of a sudden rust appears . For wash down I like WD40 put on with a hand pump spray bottle and hand wipe.(I buy WD40 in gal containers its much cheaper) or I use kerosene mixed with 20% 30-weight oil, leaves a clean engine and protection, and a nice shine. Also the hand sprayer makes for happy neighbors in the steaming bay areas, after all I have to respect other guys equipment & lungs.

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