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Mounting the Boiler Feed Pump
Today I mounted the Southworth boiler feed pump on the boiler base, then started on the pipework. Nothing is tested yet, but it is looking interesting IMO.
The Southworth pump, located behind the hand pump.
The steam supply pipe on the left, and the water delivery pipe on the right. The hand pump and the Southworth pump deliver water to separate clack valves on the boiler. There is yet another clack valve in case I ever add an injector. The water supply tank and connections are yet to be added. I am not planning to install a bypass. Note the displacement oiler for the valve chest.
I tried a new trick to bend the pipes for this installation. I read about this somewhere. Bent a piece of wire to use as a pattern when bending and cutting the copper pipe. Worked a treat!
Looking forward to firing up the boiler and testing the boiler feed pump on steam. If it works OK there will be a video.