MESSES. EDITOES:—The inside of my boiler is as bright as when new ; and for the last three years I have dona nothing but put into it a stick of oak timber as long as the boiler, or several of them if I had not oiie long enough; said sticks being large enough not to fall through between the ilues. I throw the old ones out, and put in new ones as often as I clean out the boiler, which is, perhaps, after every thirty or forty days running. The water I use is, probably, not the worst to be found, but it is bad enough to form a considerable crust; the first six days I used it without doing anything for the prevention of crust. H. Goeppee. [This arrangement is very simple, and may be of use to some of our boiler-owning subscribers, who will, no doubt, try it, and let us know the result. For any information on super-heated steam we must refer our contributor to the correspondence column, where, in an answer to S. W. E., of Vt., he will find our opinion on the subject.Eds.
This article was originally published with the title "Incrustations in Boilers" in Scientific American 13, 10, 76 (November 1857)