Re: pressure jet burner
Posted by: Jeff Theobald
Date: January 17, 2006 07:35AM
First of all my advice would be.... DON'T DO IT!! Firstly it takes all the charm of a steam car away, second you will be constantly worrying about battery power, I know there have been some successful conversions in the States, but remember we donít have open roads to keep speed and charge rate up, we have loads of traffic, hills, and narrow roads, also you will need to change the battery and charging system to 12 volts putting extra load on that little gear!
If you do decide you canít live with the Stanley system, which is always a crowd pleaser with blow-lamps, pops, bangs, and howling, you will need to fire into the inner fire box at a tangent to create a swirling action, the inner fire box will need to be a little deeper, made of stainless with a 12Ē or so blast hole facing the boiler, your burn rate will need to be 3.5 to 4 GPH otherwise your fire will be going continually.
Keep us posted on what you do, hope this helps, Jeff.