Norman Lathrop Enterprises | Norman Lathrop Enterprises
Index To How To Do It Information
Lathrop Report On Newspaper Indexes
A profile of Norman Lathrop Enterprises
Last Updated
  Index Home  |   A-Z Subject Heading Guide    |   Keyword Search  |   Union List 

Detailed entries for one subject from the INDEX TO HOW TO DO IT INFORMATION.
Click on a see also (sa) or tracing (xx) to view detailed entries about a related subject.
The entries are in alphabetical order by magazine name and then in chronological sequence.
To obtain a copy of any magazine article contact your local public library or the publisher.


Condensate oil problem solved. Description of a process to recycle up to 10-gallons of condensed water per hour in order to remove both suspended oil and emulsified (colloidal) oil.
STEAMBOATING #31 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 44

A safer gauge glass. Build a see-through shield for a boiler's gauge glass from polycarbonate.
STEAMBOATING #32 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 20
Added Info STEAMBOATING #35 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 37
Added Info STEAMBOATING #36 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 41

FAKE-A-LOO's boiler. Diagram of a Babcock and Wilcox type boiler measuring 12" wide, 32" long, and 30" high.
STEAMBOATING #32 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 30

Tips on building fire-tube boilers (copper-tubed steel boilers) for model locomotives.
STEAMBOATING #32 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 32

Tip on making a small stove-top steam boiler from a Revereware double boiler (sauce pan).
STEAMBOATING #32 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 34

Let's design a boiler. Basic design considerations for a very safe vertical fire-tube boiler.
STEAMBOATING #33 May-Jun 1990 pg. 8

Tip on using ordinary polyfoams to soak up condensate oil from boiler water.
STEAMBOATING #33 May-Jun 1990 pg. 35

Wooden valve wheels. Tips on making replacement valve wheels for various positions on a steam boiler. Made from wood, they stay cooler to the touch than metal handles.
STEAMBOATING #34 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 8
Added Info STEAMBOATING #35 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 38

Boiler in-out fittings. An introduction to do's and don'ts that refer specifically to a steel vertical fire-tube boiler, but could be applied to any type of boiler.
STEAMBOATING #34 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 16

Expand copper tubes using this simple homemade tool. Useful when constructing copper tube steam boilers.
STEAMBOATING #34 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 38

Tip on using graphite (instead of oil) to protect the inside of a steam boiler from rust and corrosion.
STEAMBOATING #34 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 42

Steamboating 101. Part 3. Steamboat boilers.
STEAMBOATING #35 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 24

Tips on starting a steam engine, bringing it up to temperature, and periodic tests of the boiler.
STEAMBOATING #35 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 33

Black rain. A look at the cause and prevention of the sooty "rain" caused by stack blower startup.
STEAMBOATING #36 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 20

Safe shut-down. Tips on how best to extinguish a solid fuel fire in a steam boiler.
STEAMBOATING #36 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 36

Tip on cleaning oil out of steam boilers using a weak solution of trisodium phosphate.
STEAMBOATING #37 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 36

Hotwell float valve design ideas.
STEAMBOATING #39 May-Jun 1991 pg. 20

Steamboating 101. Part 7A. The steam engine and boiler system. Basic system and identification of components, valves and piping.
STEAMBOATING #39 May-Jun 1991 pg. 24

Steamboating 101. Part 7B. The steam engine and boiler system (continued). Pitfalls, helpful hints, and installation ideas.
STEAMBOATING #40 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 22
Added Info STEAMBOATING #41 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 49
Added Info STEAMBOATING #42 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 49

Steamboating 101. Part 9. Boiler and engine accessories.
STEAMBOATING #42 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 30

Adapt a steam boiler to operate from propane with this propane burner.
STEAMBOATING #43 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 34

Steamboating 101. Part 10. Tips for improving the efficiency of steam power.
STEAMBOATING #43 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 38
Added Info STEAMBOATING #45 May-Jun 1992 pg. 49
Added Info STEAMBOATING #46 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 26

Hotwell eductor. A simple plumbing-tee device for adding tank water to the hotwell.
STEAMBOATING #45 May-Jun 1992 pg. 15

Construction details for a steamboat smoke stack.
STEAMBOATING #45 May-Jun 1992 pg. 40

Using check valves to improve the plumbing arrangement for rotary condensate pumps and prevent backflow when the gear pump goes backwards.
STEAMBOATING #46 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 8