Maxims and Instructions for the Boiler Room
Useful to Engineers, Firemen & Mechanics; Relating to Steam Generators, Pumps, Appliances, Steam Heating, Practical Plumbing, etc.
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Maxims and Instructions for the Boiler Room Useful to Engineers, Firemen & Mechanics; Relating to Steam Generators, Pumps, Appliances, Steam Heating, Practical Plumbing, etc.

By N. Hawkins
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  • Maxims and Instructions FOR The Boiler Room.
    • PREFACE.
    • CONTENTS.
    • INTRODUCTION.
    • MATERIALS.
      • Coal.
      • WOOD.
      • PEAT.
      • TAN.
      • STRAW.
      • COKE, CHARCOAL, PEAT CHARCOAL.
      • LIQUID AND GAS FUELS.
      • AIR.
      • Table of Evaporation.
      • FIRE IRONS.
      • HANDY TOOLS.
      • THE TOOL BOX.
    • Coal.
    • WOOD.
    • PEAT.
    • TAN.
    • STRAW.
    • COKE, CHARCOAL, PEAT CHARCOAL.
    • LIQUID AND GAS FUELS.
    • AIR.
    • Table of Evaporation.
    • FIRE IRONS.
    • HANDY TOOLS.
    • THE TOOL BOX.
    • THE FIRING OF STEAM BOILERS.
      • DIRECTIONS FOR FIRING WITH VARIOUS FUELS.
      • Firing with Coke.
      • FIRING A LOCOMOTIVE.
      • POINTS RELATING TO FIRING.
      • FOAMING IN BOILERS.
    • DIRECTIONS FOR FIRING WITH VARIOUS FUELS.
    • Firing with Coke.
    • FIRING A LOCOMOTIVE.
    • POINTS RELATING TO FIRING.
    • FOAMING IN BOILERS.
    • A CHAPTER OF DON’TS.
    • STEAM GENERATORS.
      • Description.
      • AN UPRIGHT STEAM BOILER.
      • THE GROWTH OF THE STEAM BOILER.
        • Note.
      • Note.
      • MARINE BOILERS.
      • The Surface Condenser.
      • Operation of the Condenser.
      • WATER TUBE STEAM BOILERS.
      • CARE OF WATER TUBE BOILERS.
      • SECTIONAL BOILERS.
        • NOTE.
      • NOTE.
      • LOCOMOTIVE BOILERS.
      • STANDARD HORIZONTAL TUBULAR STEAM BOILER.
        • Note.
      • Note.
      • PARTS OF THE TUBULAR BOILER.
      • THE TRIPLE DRAUGHT TUBULAR BOILER.
    • Description.
    • AN UPRIGHT STEAM BOILER.
    • THE GROWTH OF THE STEAM BOILER.
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • MARINE BOILERS.
    • The Surface Condenser.
    • Operation of the Condenser.
    • WATER TUBE STEAM BOILERS.
    • CARE OF WATER TUBE BOILERS.
    • SECTIONAL BOILERS.
      • NOTE.
    • NOTE.
    • LOCOMOTIVE BOILERS.
    • STANDARD HORIZONTAL TUBULAR STEAM BOILER.
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • PARTS OF THE TUBULAR BOILER.
    • THE TRIPLE DRAUGHT TUBULAR BOILER.
    • SPECIFICATION FOR 125 HORSE POWER BOILER.
      • MARKS ON BOILER PLATES.
    • MARKS ON BOILER PLATES.
    • CONSTRUCTION OF BOILERS.
      • QUALITY OF STEEL PLATES.
      • Nickel Steel Boiler Plates.
      • RIVETING.
        • STEEL RIVETS.
      • STEEL RIVETS.
      • BRACING OF STEAM BOILERS.
      • Rule for Finding Pressure or Strain on Bolts.
        • Note.
      • Note.
      • GUSSET STAYS.
      • RIVETED OR SCREW STAYS.
      • INSPECTOR’S RULES RELATING TO BRACES IN STEAM BOILERS, ALSO TO BE OBSERVED BY ENGINEERS.
        • DIAMETER OF BRACE.
        • Dimensions and Shape of Angle and T Iron.
      • DIAMETER OF BRACE.
      • Dimensions and Shape of Angle and T Iron.
      • RULES AND TABLES FOR DETERMINING AREAS AND CALCULATING THE CONTENTS OF STEAM AND WATER SPACES IN THE STEAM BOILER.
        • Table No. 1. TOTAL AREA ABOVE TUBES OR FLUES.
      • Table No. 1. TOTAL AREA ABOVE TUBES OR FLUES.
      • BOILER TUBES.
        • Note.
        • Note.
      • Note.
      • Note.
      • Portions of the Marine Boiler which Become Thin by Wear.
    • QUALITY OF STEEL PLATES.
    • Nickel Steel Boiler Plates.
    • RIVETING.
      • STEEL RIVETS.
    • STEEL RIVETS.
    • BRACING OF STEAM BOILERS.
    • Rule for Finding Pressure or Strain on Bolts.
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • GUSSET STAYS.
    • RIVETED OR SCREW STAYS.
    • INSPECTOR’S RULES RELATING TO BRACES IN STEAM BOILERS, ALSO TO BE OBSERVED BY ENGINEERS.
      • DIAMETER OF BRACE.
      • Dimensions and Shape of Angle and T Iron.
    • DIAMETER OF BRACE.
    • Dimensions and Shape of Angle and T Iron.
    • RULES AND TABLES FOR DETERMINING AREAS AND CALCULATING THE CONTENTS OF STEAM AND WATER SPACES IN THE STEAM BOILER.
      • Table No. 1. TOTAL AREA ABOVE TUBES OR FLUES.
    • Table No. 1. TOTAL AREA ABOVE TUBES OR FLUES.
    • BOILER TUBES.
      • Note.
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • Note.
    • Portions of the Marine Boiler which Become Thin by Wear.
    • EXAMPLES OF CONSTRUCTION AND DRAWING
      • RULE FOR SAFE INTERNAL PRESSURE
        • TABLES SAFE INTERNAL PRESSURE.
      • TABLES SAFE INTERNAL PRESSURE.
    • RULE FOR SAFE INTERNAL PRESSURE
      • TABLES SAFE INTERNAL PRESSURE.
    • TABLES SAFE INTERNAL PRESSURE.
    • DEFINITION OF TERMS.
    • BOILER REPAIRS.
      • REPAIRING CRACKS.
      • DEFECTS AND NECESSARY REPAIRS.
        • Note.
      • Note.
      • QUESTIONS BY THE PROPRIETOR TO THE ENGINEER IN CHARGE, RELATING TO CONDITION OF THE BOILER,
      • QUESTIONS ASKED OF A CANDIDATE FOR A MARINE LICENSE RELATING TO DEFECTS IN BOILER WITH ANSWERS.
    • REPAIRING CRACKS.
    • DEFECTS AND NECESSARY REPAIRS.
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • QUESTIONS BY THE PROPRIETOR TO THE ENGINEER IN CHARGE, RELATING TO CONDITION OF THE BOILER,
    • QUESTIONS ASKED OF A CANDIDATE FOR A MARINE LICENSE RELATING TO DEFECTS IN BOILER WITH ANSWERS.
    • THE INSPECTION OF STEAM BOILERS.
      • How to Prepare for Steam-Boiler Inspection.
      • ISSUING CERTIFICATES.
      • THE HYDRAULIC TEST.
    • How to Prepare for Steam-Boiler Inspection.
    • ISSUING CERTIFICATES.
    • THE HYDRAULIC TEST.
    • ENGINEERS’ EXAMINATIONS.
    • MECHANICAL STOKERS.
    • CHEMICAL TERMS AND EXPLANATIONS RELATING TO FEED WATERS.
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • ANALYSIS OF FEED WATER.
    • CORROSION AND INCRUSTATION OF STEAM BOILERS.
      • PRELIMINARY PRECIPITATION OF WATER.
      • A PRECIPITATOR FOR SEA WATER.
      • SCALE DEPOSITED IN MARINE BOILERS.
      • A LOCOMOTIVE-BOILER COMPOUND.
      • “Points” Relating to the Scaling of Steam Boilers.
    • PRELIMINARY PRECIPITATION OF WATER.
    • A PRECIPITATOR FOR SEA WATER.
    • SCALE DEPOSITED IN MARINE BOILERS.
    • A LOCOMOTIVE-BOILER COMPOUND.
    • “Points” Relating to the Scaling of Steam Boilers.
    • ENGINEERS’ TESTS FOR IMPURITIES IN FEED WATER.
      • Note.
      • USE OF PETROLEUM OIL IN BOILERS.
      • KEROSENE OIL IN BOILERS.
      • MECHANICAL BOILER CLEANERS.
      • SCUMMING APPARATUS.
      • USE OF ZINC IN MARINE BOILERS.
    • Note.
    • USE OF PETROLEUM OIL IN BOILERS.
    • KEROSENE OIL IN BOILERS.
    • MECHANICAL BOILER CLEANERS.
    • SCUMMING APPARATUS.
    • USE OF ZINC IN MARINE BOILERS.
    • BOILER FIXTURES AND BELONGINGS.
      • BOILER FRONTS.
      • FURNACE DOORS.
      • FUSIBLE PLUGS.
      • GRATE BARS.
      • WATER GAUGE COCKS.
      • GLASS GAUGES.
      • THE MUD DRUM.
      • BAFFLE PLATES.
      • DEAD PLATE.
      • STEAM WHISTLES.
      • THE STEAM GAUGE.
      • STEAM SEPARATOR.
      • SENTINEL VALVE.
      • DAMPER REGULATORS.
      • FUEL ECONOMIZER AND FEED WATER PURIFIER.
      • SAFETY VALVES.
      • U. S. Rules Relating to Safety Valves.
        • Note.
      • Note.
      • FEED WATER HEATERS.
      • CAPACITY OF CISTERNS.
      • WATER METERS.
      • “Points” Relating to Water Meters.
      • THE STEAM BOILER INJECTOR.
      • “Points” Relating to the Injector.
    • BOILER FRONTS.
    • FURNACE DOORS.
    • FUSIBLE PLUGS.
    • GRATE BARS.
    • WATER GAUGE COCKS.
    • GLASS GAUGES.
    • THE MUD DRUM.
    • BAFFLE PLATES.
    • DEAD PLATE.
    • STEAM WHISTLES.
    • THE STEAM GAUGE.
    • STEAM SEPARATOR.
    • SENTINEL VALVE.
    • DAMPER REGULATORS.
    • FUEL ECONOMIZER AND FEED WATER PURIFIER.
    • SAFETY VALVES.
    • U. S. Rules Relating to Safety Valves.
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • FEED WATER HEATERS.
    • CAPACITY OF CISTERNS.
    • WATER METERS.
    • “Points” Relating to Water Meters.
    • THE STEAM BOILER INJECTOR.
    • “Points” Relating to the Injector.
    • LAWS OF HEAT.
    • THE STEAM PUMP.
      • Classification of Pumps.
      • POINTS RELATING TO PUMPS.
      • CALCULATIONS RELATING TO PUMPS.
    • Classification of Pumps.
    • POINTS RELATING TO PUMPS.
    • CALCULATIONS RELATING TO PUMPS.
    • IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES RELATING TO WATER.
    • STORING AND HANDLING OF COAL.
    • CHEMISTRY OF THE FURNACE.
    • HEAT-PROOF AND ORNAMENTAL PAINTS.
    • PRESSURE RECORDING GAUGE.
    • HORSE POWER AS APPLIED TO BOILERS.
      • Rule for Estimating Horse Power of Horizontal Tubular Steam Boilers.
    • Rule for Estimating Horse Power of Horizontal Tubular Steam Boilers.
    • BOILER SETTING.
      • Setting of Water Tube Boilers.
      • Points Relating to Boiler Setting.
    • Setting of Water Tube Boilers.
    • Points Relating to Boiler Setting.
    • Kindling a Furnace Fire.
      • Sawdust Furnace.
    • Sawdust Furnace.
    • PIPES AND PIPING.
      • JOINTS OF PIPES AND FITTINGS.
    • JOINTS OF PIPES AND FITTINGS.
    • STEAM AND HOT WATER HEATING.
      • Points Relating to Steam Heating.
      • VENTILATION.
      • Heating by Exhaust Steam.
      • CARE OF STEAM FITTINGS.
      • TOOLS USED IN STEAM FITTING.
      • COCKS.
      • VALVES.
      • STEAM FITTINGS.
      • STEAM PIPE AND BOILER COVERINGS.
      • LINEAR EXPANSION OF STEAM PIPES.
      • THE STEAM LOOP.
    • Points Relating to Steam Heating.
    • VENTILATION.
    • Heating by Exhaust Steam.
    • CARE OF STEAM FITTINGS.
    • TOOLS USED IN STEAM FITTING.
    • COCKS.
    • VALVES.
    • STEAM FITTINGS.
    • STEAM PIPE AND BOILER COVERINGS.
    • LINEAR EXPANSION OF STEAM PIPES.
    • THE STEAM LOOP.
    • BOILER MAKERS’ TOOLS AND MACHINERY.
    • STEAM.
    • WATER HAMMER.
    • HAZARDS OF THE BOILER ROOM.
      • FUEL OIL.
    • FUEL OIL.
    • WATER CIRCULATION.
    • CHIMNEYS AND DRAUGHT.
    • PLUMBING.
      • PIPING AND DRAINAGE.
      • LEAD PIPE JOINTS.
      • Repairing Pipes with Putty Joints.
      • BENDING LEAD PIPE.
      • Plumber’s Solder.
      • PLUMBER’S TOOLS.
    • PIPING AND DRAINAGE.
    • LEAD PIPE JOINTS.
    • Repairing Pipes with Putty Joints.
    • BENDING LEAD PIPE.
    • Plumber’s Solder.
    • PLUMBER’S TOOLS.
    • USEFUL TABLES OF WEIGHTS OF IRON AND COMPARISONS OF GAUGES.
    • NOISELESS WATER HEATER.
    • ACCIDENTS AND EMERGENCIES.
      • Glue Burn Mixture.
    • Glue Burn Mixture.
    • PERSONAL.
    • INDEX FOR MAXIMS AND INSTRUCTIONS.
    • ERECTING AND OPERATING $3
    • DRAWING AND DESIGN $3
    • ADVANCED MACHINIST $2
    • PROGRESSIVE MACHINIST $2
    • AUDELS GAS ENGINE MANUAL $2
    • MOTOR CAR PRACTICE $2
    • PUMPS AND HYDRAULICS $4
    • MARINE ENGINEERING $2
    • MECHANICAL DRAWING $2
    • ELECTRICITY FOR ENGINEERS $2
    • ENGINEERS’ EXAMINATIONS $2
    • STEAM BOILER PRACTICE $2
    • CALCULATIONS FOR ENGINEERS $2
    • STEAM ENGINE PRACTICE $2
    • STEAM ENGINE INDICATOR $1
    • TELEPHONE ENGINEERING $1
    • Hawkins’ Dictionary, $3.50
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