Thug's Bubbler

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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby scythe » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:10 pm

Ease of manufacture for a 2nd year apprentice without a 4axis CNC is more where i was going.

As long as you have enough open area and a way to hold the cap down it will work, drilling or milling to get the open area is irrelevant.

And yes reversal area is the space between the bottom edge of your open area to the underside of the cap, again its about unrestricted vapour flow not minimising turbulance.
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:24 pm

Thanks for all the help guys I'll tell my mate he doesn't know what he's going on about haha
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby scythe » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:33 am

Better yet send him in here.
Nobody like an uppity apprentice... :teasing-neener:
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:50 am

Haha dunno when I'll get time to machine the others as I was only doing it when the boss had his meetings and don't have the right tooling on the mill what I did was centre drilled it then stepped it up bit by bit to a 35mm bit then put a slot drill on the lathe to get a flat bottom then used a boring bar to get the rest out so it was flat all the while stressing the boss would walk in lol

Was thinking of getting a 35mm plunge bit for the mill at work but unsure if it will leave a flat bottom hole? As I have only touched the mill once which was yesterday cuz I complained I need more training on it cuz how else am I to build my still parts lol
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:52 pm

I have just marked my cap out and have 34 slots does this sound right for a 2" cap
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby Zak Griffin » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:20 pm

Does it look similar to the dozens of other tried and proven builds here on the forum?
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:35 pm

Well haven't cut it yet and I can't count slots by looking at a picture but yes I suppose
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby bluc » Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:42 pm

Think i read the slots should be same open area as riser.. :-B
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:53 pm

some pics this is my trial but if it works I will use it
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:54 pm

now to try figure a design for my downcomers
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:00 pm

was my first ever attempt at soldering I started trying to solder the outside with no luck it was just dropping through and splashing on my feet cuz I had my north queensland safety boots on but then I tried the inside and was so much easier sealing everything up and soaked it in soap and blew air through it to check if it was completely sealed and it was so happy days
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:02 pm

:? also thinking my slots don't look big enough might hit it with a 2mm disc
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby Zak Griffin » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:46 pm

Looks the goods to me mate! Keep it up.
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:58 pm

Thanks Zac doing my head in I have to keep having breaks from it otherwise I rush and do stupid stuff
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby bluc » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:08 pm

CyBaThUg wrote:was my first ever attempt at soldering I started trying to solder the outside with no luck it was just dropping through and splashing on my feet cuz I had my north queensland safety boots on but then I tried the inside and was so much easier sealing everything up and soaked it in soap and blew air through it to check if it was completely sealed and it was so happy days

Omfg that hurts like a bastard hot solder on raw toes never pretty..
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:25 pm

Hahahahahahahaha yeah was drinking bwko and was nearly doing the splits to avoid it dropping on me haha
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:33 am

Does the down comer have to be a certain distance away from the cap
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby Zak Griffin » Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:51 am

This thread might help mate; viewtopic.php?f=36&t=9496
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby woodduck » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:17 am

CyBaThUg wrote::? also thinking my slots don't look big enough might hit it with a 2mm disc


I wouldn't
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:27 am

yeah I'm not I confused myself again
im looking at the 5star downcomers I'm unsure how that clamps to the plate is the round part on top like a socket and tightens on a thread to clamp it?
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