DIY build help

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Re: DIY build help

Postby Nathan02 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:03 pm

temp guage isn't needed for a pot mate just drive it by the parrot :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: DIY build help

Postby ozzy rum » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:10 pm

Nathan02 wrote:temp guage isn't needed for a pot mate just drive it by the parrot :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Cheers for that have been looking at knockin up a parrot...
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Re: DIY build help

Postby ozzy rum » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:05 am

Morning all, well i had no luck of sweating the ss flange to the copper so i ordered a ready done one online, should have it monday.
I putting tougher the parrot today will post a pic once all done.
Still have nfi as to what i can use as a heat blanket when using a gas burner for heating, any ideas?
Going to pick up a fermenter next week and the 200lt drum for the cooling water rez...
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Re: DIY build help

Postby Doubleuj » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:34 am

What about a fire blanket? I’ve used them to wrap up welded parts so they slowly cool down before.
They will singe if you hit them with an oxy though :doh:
Or build a metal shroud and fill full of vermiculite
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Re: DIY build help

Postby ozzy rum » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:31 pm

Getting there.
I pick up a welder tomorrow and will knock up a stand for it then give it a test run using vinegar to find any leaks...

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Re: DIY build help

Postby woodduck » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:44 pm

Nicely done mate she looks the goods :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: DIY build help

Postby EziTasting » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:47 pm

That looks very nice!

Love the colour of fresh copper!
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Re: DIY build help

Postby ozzy rum » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:39 pm

The parrot...
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Re: DIY build help

Postby woodduck » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:12 pm

Good job. :handgestures-thumbupleft:

It's hard to tell from the photo so thought I'd ask, what size is your main pipe on the parrot? It will need to be 1" unless you have an unusually small alcometer. They will fit into 3/4" but they tend to give a false reading because there's not enough room for the liquid to pass by and it will push the alcometer up.
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Re: DIY build help

Postby ozzy rum » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:47 am

Hi and thanks for ya reply.
Yes it is only 3/4 the alc meter fits inside.
For now it will have to do funds r running low and i still have to get the fermentation gear and a water pump...
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Re: DIY build help

Postby woodduck » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:53 am

Bugga. Sorry to say but it won't be very accurate while it's running so just check it before you rely on it especially on a strip run when the output is high.
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Re: DIY build help

Postby ozzy rum » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:27 am

I an now going to knock up a 1" parrot, had 20cm of 1" and some soft 1/2" given to me :handgestures-thumbupleft:

My sis ordered and payed for the one bit i needed the 40 to 25 reducer, i have sweat apart the one i have made to use the bits from that for the 1" parrot, if arrives as fast as the last lot i ordered from there i should have it tomorow...
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Re: DIY build help

Postby woodduck » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:25 pm

Good to hear mate. Don't worry I made the same mistake on my first parrot too. I was so happy with it and I polished it up so I could see my face in it all to find out it didn't work properly. So I pulled the bloody thing apart and slapped it together and didn't even clean it up, still looks shit to this day :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: DIY build help

Postby Rock » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:09 pm

This is very inspiring, i live next door to a plumber, be asking for some bits n pices, he has a great copper junk pile.
Question is , do the kegs make a better kettle, over my T500 boiler. ? (2000₩)
Also will my T500 without the packing operate as s pot still? Its got a copper coil up the column.
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Re: DIY build help

Postby PeterC » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:18 pm

Rock wrote:This is very inspiring, i live next door to a plumber, be asking for some bits n pices, he has a great copper junk pile.
Question is , do the kegs make a better kettle, over my T500 boiler. ? (2000₩)
Also will my T500 without the packing operate as s pot still? Its got a copper coil up the column.

This T500 question gets asked about once a month. read the bottom post from Prof. Green viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11980&start=20
Nothing special about kegs, just that they are relatively cheap, at 50L fit a 30L ferment in nicely with some head space and can support the weight of a 4 inch system if there is not too much off-set weight like a Carter head for Gin, but you can fix this with bracing.
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Re: DIY build help

Postby ozzy rum » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:04 am

Hey all, i want to do a vinegar run today, what should be the min amount i should run through it pls?
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Re: DIY build help

Postby woodduck » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:08 am

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Re: DIY build help

Postby ozzy rum » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:23 am

woodduck wrote:From the newbies corner.....
http://aussiedistiller.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=2863

Cheers for that...
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Re: DIY build help

Postby woodduck » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:27 am

You'll be surprised just how handy that newbies corner is. There is bulk info in there, that's why we suggest every new comer has a good read of it :handgestures-thumbupleft: good luck with the run.
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Re: DIY build help

Postby EziTasting » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:38 am

woodduck wrote:You'll be surprised just how handy that newbies corner is. There is bulk info in there, that's why we suggest every new comer has a good read of it :handgestures-thumbupleft: good luck with the run.

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Never a truer word spoken! After 2 years, I still spend most of my reading time there... I may be slo :think:
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