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Certification of steam boiler?

Steam Plant Boiler testing

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neil howard-pritchard12/05/2008 18:24:00
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I bought a Cheddar Maxi steam plant with two twin cylinder puffin engines of a gentleman some time ago which are planned to go into an Imara Tug eventually.

I bought them as second hand although they were brand new and never even had compressed air put through them.

I have three questions if anyone could answer, please.

1) although the plant came with a boiler certificate when new in the late 1990's it has obviously expired. Do I need a boiler certificate every year for such a plant.

2) does anyone know of a tester up here near Blackpool/Fleetwood who would be able to test and certificate this boiler, and does one need to be a member of a club to have a cert issued.

3) I believe ther is an "owners club" for cheddar steam plant owners, does any member know where they hale from.

 Many thanks for any info on these questions.


HS 9314/05/2008 07:48:00
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Try your local model engenering that the one sold on ebay  recently ?if so it was a bargin I was going to bid but missed the end, also have you got a biger gas tank for it as the one that was being sold with it was for a mini Vap plant and a bit small.


neil howard-pritchard14/05/2008 09:07:00
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no, peter.

I bought this one about 2/3 years ago complete with an Imara tug that had had a lot of beautiful work done on her already for the staggering price of (wait for it) £500 in total.NOW THAT WAS A BARGAIN.!!

the gas tank on the one I bought was just the normal cylindrical flat bottomed cannister that fits into a cradle inside the hull.

What i got for my money has to be seen to be beleived.

the club locally to me isn't the greatest in coming forward with help I'm sorry to say?

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