Beginning to Assemble Components

A project log for Floating Fire Lotus

Flaming lotus flowers fabricated of steel, designed to float on water while flame effects are triggered from land.

Dustin HoffmanDustin Hoffman 01/08/2016 at 00:482 Comments

Fuel source regulator + pressure gauge. I see now the regulator has a pressure gauge port. Good thing I need the plug for elsewhere in the system.

12V DC (normally closed) solenoid valve rated for 145 psgi. This will exist behind the fuel source regulator set at ~60psi, so I'm not sure what the pressure in this part of the system will be. There are two emergency shutoff valves, one from the fuel source, and another to contain the accumulator's contents.

Unfortunately I got the wrong adapter to connect this portion of the system to the accumulator, need a 1/2" to 1/4" reducer. I understand Center Hardware And Supply Co. in SF has fittings, maybe I can avoid shipping charges since I just need a few more pieces.

My last, outstanding question is what kind of fitting/adapter I'm going to need in order to connect the high pressure regulator to the fuel source. I'm assuming I can use one of these, however I'm not sure what size M-NPT it has.


Dustin Hoffman wrote 05/13/2016 at 10:28 point

It's super hard to find these comments if you re-visit the website later!

Re-discovered in my email, as I planned to reply. See the latest update (posting shortly).

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Ben wrote 04/02/2016 at 00:03 point

Please give an update! Thinking about doing something similar myself and really interested to see how this is going.

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