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Old 05-03-2011, 03:55 PM
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Default Re: Something new and kinda sorta 100 years old looking

Originally Posted by Goat Herder View Post
Can't wait to see this thing run. What beautiful craftsmanship! Hydro lock stopping the motor mebbe dunno?
I just googled it and hydrolock might be the issue. I might be trapping water at the top of the cylinder. Maybe I need a petcock to drain off the water on warm-up until I have pure steam. I was thinking just rotate it until the water clears out, but I may well be inadvertently trapping water when I do that. That would give the dead stop effect for sure. Thanks for the insight.
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