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Old 03-27-2011, 06:17 PM
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Default Re: Something new and kinda sorta 100 years old looking

Originally Posted by curtisfox View Post
AWESOME!!Flashback Fabrications Ltd. Have you seen this Roper build

That's a very cool build - talk about involved. I saw a video of the original somewhere. Some serious $$ went into it for sure. You may have noticed mine is anything but an authentic reproduction. It's something like "old steam meets new mad science".

It's a lot safer and simpler, actually, doesn't even have a fire box or containment boiler. Interesting that they are running it at 200psi. I'd like to do that, but I see that the standard at steam meets is to limit psi to 100. I imagine they have a good reason for doing that, so that's what the pop-off on mine is set to. Besides, that as much pressure as my water pump can handle.
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