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KiddZimaHater
11-18-2012, 05:30 PM
Looks like people 100 years ago were smarter than these fellas. Pressure release valve anyone? :eek:
Steam Engine explodes (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=211_1353259588)

Tony Ennis
11-18-2012, 06:16 PM
Oh dear. That was bad.

sasquatch
11-18-2012, 06:45 PM
Strange place to be running it, looks like he had it on the living room floor!!

macona
11-18-2012, 06:50 PM
And it didnt blow out the flame on the torch, nor do we see any of whats left... Hmmm...

Rich Carlstedt
11-18-2012, 07:51 PM
No Safety valve obviously
Steam expands 1700 to 1.
Gunpowder is like 300 to 1

Rich

mike4
11-18-2012, 07:58 PM
Another one with a slippery hold on his perch.
Michael

wierdscience
11-18-2012, 07:59 PM
That's what happens when you overheat the vessel,it ruptures BEFORE the relief valve pops off.

morehelium
11-18-2012, 10:07 PM
Mr. Darwin, looks like you have your next prize recipient here...

Dr Stan
11-18-2012, 10:14 PM
Mr. Darwin, looks like you have your next prize recipient here...

Just hope he doesn't take out anyone else, except of course ones just like him. :)

Jon Heron
11-18-2012, 10:18 PM
Holy fudge!
They would be lucky if poopy pants were the only casualty from that explosion! Yikes!
Cheers,
Jon

Mcgyver
11-18-2012, 10:33 PM
could have been no safety release valve, old boiler with zinc depleted brass bushings clueless made up design that wasn't strong enough or even the use of soft solder. The great majority of people haven't a clue why a boiler is so dangerous....even on technical forums, most things its comparable to say compressed air (not). Hopefully no one's kid gets wiped out :(

becksmachine
11-19-2012, 12:46 AM
Without so much as a twitch of the crank!

Dave

Circlip
11-19-2012, 04:22 AM
This clip is getting long in the tooth and keeps being repeated to show members of the damp gene pool. If you listen to them, the safety (or relief) valve has been tightened, reffered to as the "Valve of death", so they were quite aware that they had pratted about with the weak link.

Dumb and dumber then publish on "Tube"??????

Regards Ian.

PTSideshow
11-19-2012, 06:27 AM
They have the torch pointing directly on the joint of the steam tube at the bottom of the boiler, the solder whether soft, hard etc let go.

aboard_epsilon
11-19-2012, 07:07 AM
the piston is fully extended ..and the engine will not self start without a push on the flywheel.

the tank is soldered ..he melted the solder with his blow torch .

all the best.markj

BigBoy1
11-19-2012, 08:00 AM
From the conversation and laughter, they sound like teenagers experimenting with their own steam engine design. A propane torch on a wooden table in the living room sure is an indication of the level of experience and maturity being exhibited!

vpt
11-19-2012, 08:06 AM
I as well find it weird that these types of videos get posted.

Like that one video of a guy widening the ring lands on some diesel piston in some little chinese lathe that was flopping around on his bench.

Sparky_NY
11-19-2012, 05:08 PM
Ah, its this guys brother http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=717vb7kLKKk
He perfected the mixture

mike4
11-20-2012, 01:07 AM
The way he's squirming he needs a nappie change as well.
Michael

MrFluffy
11-20-2012, 03:59 AM
I as well find it weird that these types of videos get posted.

Like that one video of a guy widening the ring lands on some diesel piston in some little chinese lathe that was flopping around on his bench.
If thats the same guy I'm thinking of, some of his commentators have tried to explain to him about it, and he actually believes that his method is perfectly fine and valid.

BigBoy1
11-20-2012, 08:45 AM
Ah, its this guys brother http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=717vb7kLKKk
He perfected the mixture

This reminds me of the guy who wrote a book on making homemade explosive in which he gives all of the information and date on how to make your own explosives. He has all of the formulas and instructions listed in the book. In one of the pictures you can see that he only has one finger and a thumb remaining on his left hand. Does that really boost your confidence in the information he is presenting in the book?