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    Steam Engine Exhaust Modification.
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    Martin555
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    Thank you Gary for the explanation.

    As they say you are never to old to learn.
    It's remembering that is the problem LOL!!

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    That is a good question, and the answer is no as there is enough heat at the bottom of the chimney (exhaust stack) which boils the condensate and provides a little extra steam exhaust. Consequently, the condensate level does tend to stay below the inlet tapping, especially with efficient modern burners. (Ceramic and the like.)
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    It's a great idea. Does the stack condenser slowly fill up with condensate or is there enough heat from the stack to prevent it?
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    You are very welcome, as we must stick together as we are very thin on the ground, onwards and upwards. Regards.
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    Hi Gary,

    Great idea, and well described.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    Martin, the exhaust steam from the running engine is piped into a condenser, which separates the steam from the condensate, the steam needs to be released into the atmosphere, normally from a pipe fastened to the chimney of the boiler, By double skinning the chimney we are using this as a holding vessel and a second condenser, and releasing the steam out of the fine holes drilled into the top of the chimney, which gives a nice spread of steam and a touch of realism. Regards, Gary. (and it looks nice.)
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    Hi Gary,
    What happens in-between the outer and inner tubes ?
    As you can tell i know nothing about steam engines.

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    This is just an idea which in practice works rather well. most people with steam-driven boats tend to opt for a simple single pipe from the condenser which ends up terminated and fastened to the boiler chimney. which works quite well and gets rid of the unwanted exhaust steam. With a little modification as in two brass rings and a piece of brass tube, one can improve on this and create a much better and more efficient steam exhaust system. Hopefully, the photographs are self-explanatory. Regards,
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