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tmikovsky
Oct 14, 2018

Fleischmann sight glass repair.

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Hello, repairing my sons small engine/boiler that was leaking around the sight glass. What type of seal/sealant should be used? I'm a gas engine and tractor guy, no steam experience. Thanks,

Tom

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