What fastener to use on Hot Cylinder?

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What fastener to use on Hot Cylinder?

Postby DangerouslyExplosive » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:52 am

Hello all,

I have had a sterling engine (which I got on Amazon) for a couple of years now, and whatever was holding the Hot Cylinder (glass tube) in place on the metal bit has finally decided to crack. Consequently, my engine no longer runs. I've been looking around, but I can't seem to find out what kind of glue, o-ring, or fastener I am supposed to use to re-attach the hot cylinder.

Attached is a picture of the hot cylinder and it's mount.

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Photo of hot cylinder and mount.
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Any idea what I should use?

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Re: What fastener to use on Hot Cylinder?

Postby Trevor » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:41 pm

I would use high temp silicon (red). It comes in a handy tube and you can purchase from any bearing, engineering or even Bunnings stores.
Glass does not transmit heat readily so the adhesive will wok here quite well.

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Re: What fastener to use on Hot Cylinder?

Postby Marnurss » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:04 pm

A very interesting experiment.

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