Keystoker Boiler, How Does Coal Bin Attach to Boiler Side?

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Post Sat. Feb. 04, 2012 11:15 am

OK, it's been so long since I took the coal bin off that I don't remember how it attached. I see there are 2 nuts welded to the boiler, but there are 2" openings in the sheet metal on the coal bin. Can someone snap a picture and send it to me?

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Post Sat. Feb. 04, 2012 11:39 am

You mean the hopper? There should have been 4 big washers.......2 for each bolt. :)

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Post Sat. Feb. 04, 2012 11:48 am

YES, BIG Washers.

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Post Sat. Feb. 04, 2012 6:03 pm

thanks, must have gotten lost in the move. Those are REALLY big washers!

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Post Sat. Feb. 04, 2012 6:49 pm

They are pretty big and very thin.

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Post Sat. Feb. 04, 2012 6:54 pm

Fender washers at your hardware store. Sometimes you have to re=drill the centers to get the required 3/8" hole. Sloppy is just fine, all the bolts do is keep it vertical anyway. :idea:

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Post Sun. Feb. 05, 2012 9:31 am

That Keystoker hopper is a source of constant amazment to me.It is made of relatively light weight sheet metal yet it does the job without bending,bowing,or distortion of any kind.It just shows me that the Keystoker folks know what they are doing.Mike

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Post Fri. Feb. 10, 2012 12:13 pm

Thanks Whistle but.... umm fender washers, will they know what that is? b/c I don't :oops:


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Post Fri. Feb. 10, 2012 12:28 pm

They should, but here a link, you can probalby print out and take with you.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#fender-washers/=g6u9tt

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Post Fri. Feb. 10, 2012 12:45 pm

cool, thanks. Never knew those washers were called that!

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Post Fri. Feb. 10, 2012 2:48 pm

beatle,

Just in case you have a hard time getting a big enough O.D. fender washers w/ the correct I.D. for the bolt...use a 4" round or square galvanized electrical box cover w/ 1/2" center knock-out for the jumbo washer. ;) Bigger is Better when you have a couple hundred pounds hanging on them...You may have them already laying around. :)

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Post Fri. Feb. 10, 2012 3:45 pm

McGiever wrote:beatle,

Just in case you have a hard time getting a big enough O.D. fender washers w/ the correct I.D. for the bolt...use a 4" round or square galvanized electrical box cover w/ 1/2" center knock-out for the jumbo washer. ;) Bigger is Better when you have a couple hundred pounds hanging on them...You may have them already laying around. :)
nice! they don't call you McGiever for nothing, thanks!

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Post Fri. Feb. 10, 2012 5:09 pm

Heck of an idea!

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Post Fri. Feb. 10, 2012 7:30 pm

dave brode wrote:Heck of an idea!
Yes, it is...........One that is now etched in my mind. That would cover about any washer size I'd ever use.

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Post Fri. Feb. 10, 2012 8:53 pm

Glad to see somebody is thinking :D Those electrical covers are galvanized as a bonus.


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