stay bolt


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stay bolt

stay bolt
A long metal rod having a threaded end.
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That winter the boiler was stripped, the stay bolts (inner boiler bolts that hold the firebox suspended inside the outer wrapper) were removed in the crown sheet area and the boiler was turned upside down in order to utilize gravity to assist the hand-operated boiler tools (jacks and sledge hammers) needed to repair it.
Under the hard plowing conditions that prevailed, steam boiler flues surrounded by this dirty water would burn out in a short time, while the twisting and strains of moving across the rough ground soon loosened the boiler stay bolts.