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Reasonable Water Range, Condensing vs non-Condensing

Posted by alsancle 
Reasonable Water Range, Condensing vs non-Condensing
July 04, 2021 07:24AM
Given reasonable weather conditions what is the expected water range of a non-condensing vs condensing Stanley? I have in my head 1 mile to the gallon on the non condensing, but I don't know if that is correct. I have no idea on a condensing car. I know the water tanks sizes can vary. What is typical?

Thanks!

A.J.
Re: Reasonable Water Range, Condensing vs non-Condensing
July 04, 2021 09:25AM
The question is two vague.

There are 10 HP and 20 HP non condensing engines. It also depends on the condition of the engines. I have a 10 HP car I never checked the total range but I did come close to running out of water on one tour. I believe it was a little over 50 miles but a lot of hills. Up state NY.
David Nergaard claims he did 178 miles on one tank of water with his piston valve engine in condensing Stanley. When you drive a Stanley you don’t pass a water stop two often.

Rolly
Re: Reasonable Water Range, Condensing vs non-Condensing
July 04, 2021 12:00PM
Understood that the question is vague and dependent on a number of factors including weather, weight of the car and passengers, condition of the motor, condenser, etc. I guess I was looking for some rough rules of thumb.

I know David Nergaard has experimented with a steam driven fan on the condenser similar to a Doble.
Re: Reasonable Water Range, Condensing vs non-Condensing
July 04, 2021 12:35PM
Yes as far as I know he is still using a rout type blower on the exhaust steam before the condenser to drive a fan on the condenser. Nice system

Rolly
Re: Reasonable Water Range, Condensing vs non-Condensing
July 05, 2021 12:03PM
Road speed has a lot to do with water mileage too. Our non condensing1914 606 Stanley can get 50% better water mileage steaming along at 25 mpg than what we can get driving hard at 60 mph. Figuring our average water mileage at 1 mpg is a safe bet.
Re: Reasonable Water Range, Condensing vs non-Condensing
July 07, 2021 05:46AM
SSsssteamer Wrote:
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> Road speed has a lot to do with water mileage too.
> Our non condensing1914 606 Stanley can get 50%
> better water mileage steaming along at 25 mpg than
> what we can get driving hard at 60 mph. Figuring
> our average water mileage at 1 mpg is a safe bet.


That makes sense. Thank you. Has anybody besides Dave had any luck with auxiliary fans? Would an electric fan work?
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