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Fairbanks Morse 4 Cylinder 32E14 Engine


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Old 04-23-2016, 09:37:57 AM
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As Art said we finally made major progress on the 2 engine foundations. The first 3 Pics show the filling of the 4 Atlas Imperial foundation piers. The right 2 piers are the foundations for the engine and the other 2 are for the attached large belt pulley drive that powered the button factory. Ed B
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The foundation for the 22 ton Fairbanks is much more complicated than that the Atlas because of its sheer size. The basic base is a block 8 ft wide 20 ft long and 3 ft deep. It contains all the metal framework that support the 6 main 11/2 inch hold down bolts. Yesterday we filled the form with many yards of concrete and all went well with only one small blowout.
The first of 2 truck loads of concrete showed up promptly at 2:00 along with our hired concrete crew. After filling the Atlas forms they moved over to the main job at hand. The most important part of this pour was getting the concrete into every crack and crevice. The crew used a vibrator that does an amazing job of moving the mix to completely fill the form. it took about 2 hours to get it all done. These pics show the filling of the lower part of the form all around before capping the whole thing off. What great fun it was watching this being done. Ed B
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Old 04-23-2016, 10:21:08 AM
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This set show the crew getting to the end of the pour. Pic No 1-2 show the final part of this pour. They wetted the concrete so it would be easier to work at the end and get it all smoothed out. Pic No 3 shows the job complete and all troweled out and left to harden. At the far left we also poured a form that went around the Air pipe that will feed air to the inlet at the bottom of the engine. The last Pic shows the crew we hired to do the job each wearing a CT Yankee T-Shirt given to them for a job well done.
Once the main base has been completed we will strip all the forms and build the final form that will be the support for the engine and generator. They will be much smaller and a lot easier now that we have a stable base to work off of. Another day of fun in the sun at the Zagray Farm Museum. We want to thank the Schattle Concrete crew for a job well done and the Junior crew that came with them because of a spring vacation break. Ed B
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A week after the main pour we have made great progress on the foundation. The foundation forms have been removed except for the flywheel-generator well. We will use the well to support the 2 remaining foundations. The larger one will be about 17" tall and be where the engine will be bolted down. At the rear we have to form a smaller tall pillar that will hold the rear generator bearing. We should have the rest of the forms completed in a week or so. We will also pour 7 sauna tubes which are now in place, that will support upright carrier beams for the building. Cant wait to move the engine into place so we can erect the building around it. Ed B
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we are getting very close to the third and final pour for the Fairbanks engine.

I expect to pour concrete Monday or Tuesday next week, as I'm about 16 hours away from being ready.

The guys cleared around the engines this afternoon. they have been there 12 years and were very happy in their little house
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Art and his son David have spent many hours in the past weeks getting everything ready for the final main pour. They have formed up many short walls and the main foundation layout for the big Fairbanks.
Pic No 1 shows Dave [down inside the form] finishing the cross bolting of the main forms. Just behind Arts leg is a wooden form which will leave a void in the foundation that will later be a place to put one of 4 jacks. They will be used to jack the engine down over the bolts and shimmed to level. Pic No 2 is a long view of the form which is just about ready for the last big pour. Pic No 3 shows the big 4 Cylinder Fairbanks that is now out in the open and ready to move across the road to the foundation. Last Pic. shows both engines with the 3 cylinder in the back. When we make the move we will also load the 3 Cyl. onto a low boy for its trip to a new home in NJ.
We hope to do the last big pour this week and possibility to make move in another 10-14 days. Ed B
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I have just posted a series of pictures of the final concrete pour of the 2 foundations of our Fairbanks and Atlas Imperial on the Atlas thread on this site. Have a look at our latest progress. Ed B
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We completed the form stripping Saturday and Sunday morning. the heat was near unbearable working in the direct sun. The form stripping went slowly as most of them needed to be cut out around the pipes, etc. Sunday was a little better in terms of temperature and we got everything back filled except for one little corner where I need to complete a 2" pipe for future power.

Next We need to form up for the flat work (floor) which is an easy task, run the plate compacter and flood the foundation to settle everything out.

Then we'll add sand to grade and call for concrete!
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The 2 engine foundations are now complete and we have been working on getting the floor ready to pour. We had to put many yards of gravel into the area around the foundations. This has to be firmed up and this past weekend we pumped thousands of gallons of water out of our pond and into the foundation. It is amazing how quickly everything settles once it is flooded with H2O. These pics show that flooding process.
Pic No 1 shows a long view of the building foundation and the water can be seen flowing in. Pic No 2 the Fairbanks foundation is in the foreground waiting for the big engine to be dropped into place. Pic No 3 is a good view of the Atlas engine foundation showing the pit we have formed around the section under the engine. The water on the right managed to drop the fill nearly a foot once it settled out.
Over the weekend the crane crew wove the wire rope slings that will be needed to lift the 22 ton Fairbanks engine next Saturday. The lift will be done by one of our Northwest 80 cranes with a short boom and 4 part lead. I can't wait to get the engine up on the block and bolted down in its new home. Ed B
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The contractor is going to pour the floor for the building on Monday, and the shed area in the rear on Tuesday.

Ed has set up the pick points on the I beams for the lift, which needed to be a little different than than for the first move. We also need to relieve the bottom of the I beams to allow clearance for the bolts on the foundation.

We are also making a 40 foot spreader beam to attach to the crane to lift the five 48 foot ridge beams for the building into place after we fabricate them. The beams will be Glu-Lam triple 2" X 12" for the two center beams, and triple 2" X 12" rough cut pine for the beams that sit over the walls. I have no idea as to the weight of them, 1000 lbs maybe, but they certainly cannot be lifted into place manually 18 feet in the air. We just happen to have a handy crane available for that job!

The engine move is set for the weekend of the 2nd!
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