The engine room. Joel laid the stone foundation himself, which took about seven months. The engine room’s floor is recessed to give the necessary belt length and head room.
The new engine house nestled in close to the old shop building. The eaves coming together necessitated a cement drain trough
This 6 HP FMZ used to be enough. Now Joel uses it about a third of the total line shaft hours.
This is the calibrated gas cock stop. If he did this over again, Joel says he would use a 3/4-10 screw to match a commercial scale reading in tenths. This one is 1/2-13.
The general setup. The brick foundation is filled with reinforced concrete and sits on a 24-inch-thick
The gas line configuration. The brass tab around the hot tube flame burner adjusts the air ration.
Some of the machines the Reid drives. The tall machine on the left is the power hammer.
The line shaft in the engine room. The larger pulley that goes above the ceiling is the drive into the shop. It is 40 inches in diameter – big enough to have plenty of power. Its diameter also allows the belt to miss both building’s sills.