Cylinder Block Repair

Once we were in a position to hydraulic the boiler (this is where water is pumped in to 1 1/2 times working pressure) we found that the cylinder block was cracked, which meant one of two things - a new block, or repair the old one.

We found a company called Slinden Welding Services, who carried out this for us.

Here are some pictures of the work in progress:

You can clearly see one of the cracks here

And Here

Poorly original repair

Shot blasted, crack cut out and weld prepared

A VERY large gap to fill


Repaired and ready for machining






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