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Kingdon boiler heat up time
« on: April 05, 2020, 05:03:32 PM »

Can someone give me a rough guide as to how long a kingdon boiler with lukewarm water on a relatively warm day such as today take to reach 40psi ie my running pressure? Just a very rough guideline please.



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Re: Kingdon boiler heat up time
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2020, 05:09:05 PM »

I only use distilled water at room temperature and it takes about 15 minutes to heat it up tp 60psi and then after that I drop it to 40-45psi for running. I always run it up to 60psi to check the pressure relief valve is working as per instructions in the manual.



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Re: Kingdon boiler heat up time
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 06:40:59 PM »

Bojour Carl,
Since the beginning of my collection, 12 years ag, I note all the highlights of my navigation including my problems and ... my heating pads at the current temperature. I have a big notebook! the date of my videos allows me to find the information.
For my Kingdon, at 21°C I need about 12 minutes to reach 40 PSI / 2,5 bar.
But I needed more than 15 minutes to reach 30 PSI max at 10°C : , which gave me a little longer autonomy.
The water is always at room temperature, it is either from the tap or from a can brought to the field.
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