The Mother Duck

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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby bluc » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:38 pm

Bugger :handgestures-thumbdown:
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby Sam. » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:39 pm

woodduck wrote:Not at the moment mate, sitting in the new RAH with appendicitis so tools down for a bit.


That's no good :handgestures-thumbdown:

How is the new hospital? Like every other one I guess?
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby Doubleuj » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:47 pm

Damn mate, that's no good. Hope you're back on your feet soon chasing those bees and building awesome stills :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby woodduck » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:49 pm

Sam. wrote:
woodduck wrote:Not at the moment mate, sitting in the new RAH with appendicitis so tools down for a bit.


That's no good :handgestures-thumbdown:

How is the new hospital? Like every other one I guess?


Yer she's pretty flash. All single rooms now so nice and quiet. Everyone is still trying to work the place out so slightly confusing bit it should be a good place.
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby woodduck » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:51 pm

Got it removed this morning so I guess I'll be out sometime tomorrow :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby hillzabilly » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:56 pm

Hope ya feeling better soon ,did ya ask the doc ta save it in a jar for the shelf in the man cave,should last a while in 95%abv until someone tries ta skull it down on one of those nights,like the tequila worm gone wrong. :laughing-rolling: cheers hillzabilly ;-)
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby Professor Green » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:11 pm

Hope you have a speedy recovery woodduck.

Cheers,
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby Sam. » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:29 pm

woodduck wrote:Got it removed this morning so I guess I'll be out sometime tomorrow :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Well at least they got it out before it went bang :handgestures-thumbupleft:

hillzabilly wrote:Hope ya feeling better soon ,did ya ask the doc ta save it in a jar for the shelf in the man cave,should last a while in 95%abv until someone tries ta skull it down on one of those nights,like the tequila worm gone wrong. :laughing-rolling: cheers hillzabilly ;-)


That just gave me a real disturbing mental image there hillz :shifty: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby bluc » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:51 pm

Whole new level of creepy things in tequilla :laughing-rolling: heard of rattlesnake heads and scorpions why not a human appendix :D :puke-huge:
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby ThePaterPiper » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:19 pm

Are these the lengths we have to go to to get a break from a build??? :laughing-rolling:

But seriously, here's to a speedy recovery.
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby bigcam » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:04 am

hope ya back on deck soon Woodduck

bluc wrote:5-6l/h sweet as would eat through a 100-200l boiler like a tornado


Running my 4in with thumper at around 6 or 7lph spirit run :teasing-neener: at 92% give or take a couple % im running on gas :teasing-neener:
but thats with a wash of about 80lt and low wine kicker of 20 lt give or take to make it a good run
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby woodduck » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:17 am

Thanks guys,
I should be home tomorrow sometime, a couple days rest and I should be back into it :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby bluc » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:01 pm

How the op go woody?
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby woodduck » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:34 pm

Yer getting back into it now mate. I've just gotta catch up with work after the few weeks off.

I've been playing around in the shed a bit and got the templates ready for the sightglass branch offs so won't be long before you'll start seeing progress. Just got one other little project to finish off then full steam ahead on the mother.

I've dicided to keep things simple and just use triclaps on the sightglasses, I just don't see me having the time to do too much complicated stuff plus my boiler could take up some time.
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby Bryan1 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:24 pm

Eh Woody if you want a bigger boiler just look for an old Beasley hot water tank as theres a 250 litre copper boiler hidden in the insulation with a 3Kw element waiting to be powered up and the answer is NO :violence-stickwhack: you not getting mine :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby woodduck » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:29 pm

Will do mate but 250ltr is a bit big for me i recon. I'm thinking 120 will be good, 100ltrs of wash and 20ltr head space. I'm definitely going double boiler similar to bushy's but still doing the research, I don't need a bomb or a buckled mess. I'll post a few ideas later tonight. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby bluc » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:31 pm

I have been pondering a double boiler with an rc mounted. Doesnt build pressure would just blow past rc.. :think:
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby woodduck » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:37 pm

Interesting :think: I like it :handgestures-thumbupleft:

I think with the right pressure reliefs it would be safe enough but also gotta make sure it’s built strong enough to take the small amount of pressure that will be in there. Stainless is notorious for cracking on joins that flex, if there is pressure there it will flex in and out causing a weak spot.
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby bluc » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:47 pm

I know what strip run dunder does to skin hate to think what pressuraised stream would do :scared-eek:
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Re: The Mother Duck

Postby woodduck » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:52 pm

So after a few calculations ive come up with some ideas and sizing. 600mm diameter 420mm high boiler will give me approximately 118ltrs. I've chosen 420 high because thats about the hight of a 50ltr keg with the top and bottom cut off. If I then cut it up the side I will have a ribbed "sheet" I can do the same to the another and join the 2 together at the right diameter and then fabricate a cone for the top and bottom. If my calcs are right 3 kegs will do both the internal and external skins of the double boiler. I like the keg idea because it has the ribs around it for strength. I can use the top cone to seal both layers but I will need to build two for the two layers at the bottom. Make sence?

Thanks to bushy for the boiler inspiration :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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