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sootman
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Post Thu. Mar. 05, 2009 4:25 pm

What size brush do I need to clean out the tubes in my highboy, dia, and how long.

Thanks Glenn

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Post Wed. Mar. 11, 2009 5:17 pm

So, nobody past the test on EFM high boys, and you guys call yourselfs coal burners? :?

Glenn

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Post Wed. Mar. 11, 2009 6:02 pm

sootman wrote:nobody past the test on high boys?
A highboy is a chest of drawers, and normally is cleaned with a soft cloth. Or, do you mean haut bois, e.g. high wood, otherwise known as an oboe? That is cleaned immediately after use by swabbing out the interior to get out all the disgusting spit that got past the reed. Coal is not recommended for either.

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Post Wed. Mar. 11, 2009 6:21 pm

rberq, you should get your keyboard checked out, it's putting out funny looking word like things

Glenn

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Post Wed. Mar. 11, 2009 7:48 pm

sootman wrote:you should get your keyboard checked out, it's putting out funny looking word like things
Not my keyboard. It's those 10,000 monkeys who have been typing randomly for a million years to reproduce the works of Shakespeare. This is as far as they have gotten so far.

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Post Wed. Mar. 11, 2009 8:12 pm

Hi Sootman.

I have a high boy as well. 53' I need a brush also but don't know the size. I suspect that Coalburner would know so you might try PM'ing him.

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Post Wed. Mar. 11, 2009 8:34 pm

rberq wrote:
sootman wrote:nobody past the test on high boys?
A highboy is a chest of drawers, and normally is cleaned with a soft cloth. Or, do you mean haut bois, e.g. high wood, otherwise known as an oboe? That is cleaned immediately after use by swabbing out the interior to get out all the disgusting spit that got past the reed. Coal is not recommended for either.
isn't that haut bois a morning phenononom regarding tents? in france?? 8-)

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Post Thu. Mar. 12, 2009 5:20 am

sootman wrote:So, nobody past the test on EFM high boys, and you guys call yourselfs coal burners? :?

Glenn
1 3/4 " tubes so same size brush with a 48" handel will do Highboys Where made from 1948 to 1954 they hold 74 Gals of water. Water coil was either a 5 gpm or a 7 gpm feed rate 1 threw 8 teeth 2.5 lbs per hr to 20 lbs per hr thanks for playing come again :P

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Post Thu. Mar. 12, 2009 7:49 am

2" horsehair brush.

RY

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