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General discussion about locomotives, rolling stock, and equipment

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  by Allen Hazen
 
Phillyrube--
Navy isn't the only place where you learn to have a lot of respect for boiling water. I have a daughter whose first degree was mechanical engineering and who has done a bit of teaching in the field: she said (apropos of a discussion of just what the turn-off switch in an electric kettle responded to) that one of the things she felt she had to stress very strongly to students was: don't mess with pressure vessels!
  by phillyrube
 
Catch the YouTube of the mythbusters tying down the safety on a hot water heater and letting it go. Pretty impressive.

Agree, don't mess with pressure vessels.
  by Rick A
 
I'll bet these 1910 boiler explosion articles had the Hartford Insurance company's interest.
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  by Rick A
 
And another
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