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Steam School Classes

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Western Steam Fiends teaches people of all ages how to safely operate and maintain steam traction engines at monthly Steam Classes in the first six months of the year.

2019 Steam School Schedule

(DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

JANUARY 12, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM: INSTRUCTORS: DAN KEARL, GARY CLARK.  INTRODUCTION TO BOILERS,  HISTORY, TYPES, STYLES, USES, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, INSPECTIONS, VIEW CUTAWAY, BOILER SAFETY

MARCH 9, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM:  INSTRUCTOR: PAUL DUCHATEAU. BOILER APPLIANCES, WATER GLASS GAUGE, TRY-COCKS, FUSIBLE PLUGS, PRESSURE GAUGES, INJECTORS, FEED-WATER PUMPS, VIEW CUTAWAY BOILER, BOILER SAFETY.

APRIL 13, 10:00 AM – NOON:  INSTRUCTORS: GREG WARKENTIN, NICK WILLIAMS. ENGINES, TYPES, CONFIGURATION, REVERSING VALVES,  GOVERNORS,  OILERS,  HAND-HOLE GASKETS, BOILER SAFETY.

APRIL 20, 9:00 AM – ALL DAY: ** INSTRUCTORS:  STAFF.  “HANDS ON’ ENGINE OPERATIONS,  INSTALL HAND-HOLE GASKETS, FILL BOILER,  CHECKING SAFE WATER LEVEL,  LIGHTING FIRE,  RAISING STEAM, OILING, CHECKING SAFETY VALVE,  PROPER FIRING, MAINTAINING SAFE BOILER WATER LEVEL,  INTRODUCTION TO ENGINE CONTROLS,  BOILER SAFETY.

APRIL 27, 9:00 AM – ALL DAY: ** INSTRUCTORS:  STAFF.  “HANDS ON” ENGINE OPERATIONS,  CLEANING BOILER TUBES/ASH PIT,  CHECKING SAFE WATER LEVEL,  OILING,  RAISING STEAM, CHECKING SAFETY VALVE,  MAINTAINING STEAM PRESSURE,  FIRING TECHNIQUES,  MAINTAINING SAFE WATER LEVEL,  ENGINE CONTROL/STEERING ON THE ROAD,  BOILER SAFETY.

MAY 11, 9:00 AM – ALL DAY: ** INSTRUCTORS: STAFF.  “HANDS ON” ENGINE OPERATIONS  CLEAN BOILER TUBES,  CLEAN ASH PAN,  OILING,  CHECK SAFE WATER LEVEL,  FIRING, RAISING STEAM,  CHECKING SAFETY VALVE,  ENGINE CONTROL,  WORKING THE ENGINE,  MAINTAIN FIRE/STEAM PRESSURE WHILE UNDER LOAD.  BLOW-DOWN BOILER, BOILER SAFETY.

MAY 18, 9:00 AM – ALL DAY: ** INSTRUCTORS: STAFF.  MORE “HANDS ON” OPERATIONS, ENGINE CONTROL, WORKING THE ENGINE WHILE MAINTANING BOILER PRESSURE/SAFE WATER LEVEL UNDER LOAD.  TURN IN STEAM SCHOOL TESTS.

MAY 25, 9:00 AM – ALL DAY: *** PREPARE BOILERS FOR INSPECTION.

**WEAR CLOTHES THAT CAN GET DIRTY.

***VERY DIRTY.

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