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Making a burner nozzle picker
Posted by: (---.as43234.net)
Date: September 20, 2012 03:31AM

Hello all, now I have Stanley 7644 back & in working order, I need to make a burner nozzle picker as they are out of stock at the moment - any suggestions re what to use for the pricker spike - big sewing needles don't seem robust enough!

Thanks

Peter

Re: Making a burner nozzle picker
Posted by: Donald Cook (---.range86-165.btcentralplus.com)
Date: September 20, 2012 05:36AM



I use MIG welding wire, 0.8mm in my case. If you donít have a MIG welder of your own I am sure anybody with one will give you a short length.

Don

Re: Making a burner nozzle picker
Posted by: (---.wavecable.com)
Date: September 20, 2012 10:34PM

I use drll bits of the exact same size as the burner nozzle's hole. That way you know for sure that the hole size is not starting to grow closed with carbon.

Re: Making a burner nozzle picker
Posted by: (---.as43234.net)
Date: September 21, 2012 04:28AM

Thanks for your advice everyone, that's one more thinkg crossed off the list. If the weather is fine tomorrow I will take the car for a 12 mile round trip to get some more driving experience!

Re: Making a burner nozzle picker
Posted by: Tom Dawson (---.cpe.metrocast.net)
Date: September 24, 2012 09:58AM

PETER: Why don't you use a "non-clog" nozzle. I have not needed a "picker" in years!!

Tom Dawson
American Rep
SCCGB
Laconia, NH
USA
tom@steamcar.net

Re: Making a burner nozzle picker
Posted by: Alun Griffiths (95.144.141.---)
Date: September 25, 2012 07:27AM

I use a large safety pin. Just straighten it out, bend the pointed end into a square U shape. The other end of the safety pin makes a perfect grip. It's a "proper job".

Re: Making a burner nozzle picker
Posted by: (---.as43234.net)
Date: September 25, 2012 02:33PM

Ah, the benefits of experience! William of Ockham would have approved.



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