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765 Update – 7/22/2020

By July 22, 2020Members Only

Submitted by Steve Winicker


Wednesday was spent working on tightening down the right check valve cap after we had lapped the valve last week.  That was followed by some lapping of blow downs. Sarah worked on needle scaling in the tank.  The same followed on Thursday and Friday.  The blow downs were reassembled and both Sarah and Jim worked on scaling in the tender. Saturday Jim continued scaling and cleaning up the debris. Meanwhile we connected the hydro pump and placed the torpedo heater in the cab to ready it for heating the hydrostatic test water.



I plan to begin filling the boiler with water soon.  Friday through Sunday will be chasing small leaks and  putting the steam dome in place. If all goes as expected, we will be ready for the hydrostatic test on Monday.



Indiana is experiencing an increase in Corona Virus cases.  Mask wearing, social distancing, and avoiding large gatherings can make contracting it less likely.  Following once again is the current shop policy.


COVID-19 Plan of Action !

  1. All building occupants are expected wear a mask and provide their own face protection.(some masks are available at the shop)
  2. A pre-job briefing will be held each morning on how to limit the spread of the Corona virus.
  3. Specific emphasis on 6’ social / physical distancing (where possible)
  4. Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and practice good personal hygiene habits.(soap and water provided)
  5. The Society will provide disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer in the shop.(also located on the counter by the sink)
  6. We are encouraging volunteers to stay home if they are sick. Must be fever free (less than 100.4 degrees) for 24 hours without medication before coming to the shop or other Society functions.(actually, we are insisting you not show up if sick, period)
  7. The shop will remain closed to public visitors.

Further we are constantly monitoring the CDC and the State of Indiana for updates regarding preventative measures to communicate to our volunteers.

We continue to ask everyone to do their part. The best line of defense for protecting your health,  and the health of those around you, is to practice good personal hygiene.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we all strive to keep our employees and  communities safe and healthy. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed as we move forward.

 FWRHS Board of Directors