Now the glass gauge is put on for your convenience, as you can determine

the location of the water as correctly by this as if you are looking
directly into the boiler, provided, the glass gauge is in perfect order
Now the glass gauge is put on for your convenience, as you can determine
the location of the water as correctly by this as if you are looking
directly into the boiler, provided, the glass gauge is in perfect order.
But as there are a number of ways in which it may become disarranged or
unreliable, we want to impress on your mind that you, must not depend on
it entirely. We will give these causes further on. You are not only
provided with the glass gauge, but with the try-cocks. These cocks are
located so that the upper and lower cock is on or near the level with
the lower and upper end of the glass gauge. With another try-cock about
on a level with the center of glass gauge, or in other words, if the
water stands about the center of glass it will at the same time show at
the cock when tried. Now we will suppose that your glass gauge is in
perfect condition and the water shows two inches in the glass. You now
try the lower cock, and find plenty of water; you will then try the next
upper cock and get steam. Now as the lower cock is located below the
water line, shown by the glass, and the second cock above this line, you
not only see the water line by the glass, but you have a way of proving
it. Should the water be within two inches of the top of glass you again
have the line between two cocks and can also prove it. Now you can know
for a certainty, where the water stands in the boiler, and we repeat
when you know this, there is nothing to fear from this source, and as a
properly constructed boiler never explodes, except from low water or
high pressure, and as we have already cautioned you about your safety
valve, you have nothing to fear, provided you have made up your mind to
follow these instructions, and unless you can do this, let your job to
one who can. Well, you say you will do as we have directed, we will
then go back to the gauges. Don”t depend on your glass gauge alone, for
several reasons. One is, if you depend on the glass entirely, the
try-cocks become limed up and are useless, solely because they are
not used.

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