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Re-Fitting the American
all the work of re-plumbing the American, the injector wouldn't pick up
(draw water) so I bought another injector ($$$) and the NEW injector
wouldn't pick up either! Nothing I tried would fix the problem :(
numerous discussions with the manufacturer it was determined that be
best course of action was to re-plumb the whole system (again) to
provide the new injector with its own supply of filtered water. This
would necessitate MAJOR work on the tender and was NOT something I was
looking forward to!
At least it would give me a chance to get
rid of the old water fittings - some kind of big, bulky proprietor
fittings that I have never seen before. (Good riddance!)
accommodate the minimum number of connections between the tender and
engine, the hand pump and bypass line would have to move to the
opposite side of the tender and be combined to a single line. To
combine the two functions, the line from the hand pump needed to Tee
into the bypass valve. After considerable head-scratching I figured out
how to do it.
in the new connections pretty much cooked whatever sealing material the
original builder used to waterproof the tender so a coating of
elastometric paint was in order.
It took THREE attempts to get everything to fit together properly but after THREE days, the tender plumbing was complete.
After all that, there was a new coat of paint for the tender.
Now it is on to the ENGINE (again).
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