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This little Wilesco cost me $20 from Craigslist. I ordered new parts but could not wait to fire her up. I learned it leaked everywhere and the gaskets have yet to arrive. It managed to start after some wrenching to slow the leaks. It is still under restoration, but I did cleant it up a bit.
I hope my first video works here...
well it is a runner
at the start I was looking at the top of the boiler and could not work out what it was on the end ?
Half a whistle ??
The Denying Dutchman
$20? That's a steal!
You are correct, it is half a whistle. One of the parts on order. I bought the motor from a 75 year old physician who said its been in his family since he was a child.
The boiler has no window, so I am wary of running her dry.
Also, I am not sure how much/many tablets to put in. I used 2, one flat and one upright and hot water for this first run.