Thug's Bubbler

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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:46 am

I think I pinched the measurements for the modules of milky
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby bluc » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:50 pm

Im with professor dont think it matters as long as you have clearence on the clamp.
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:08 pm

Ok cheers I'm going to bring the t piece in a bit as I'm not happy how far out it is
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Thu May 18, 2017 8:16 pm

shortening the 3 inch ferrule
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Thu May 18, 2017 8:19 pm

progress on the rc
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Thu May 18, 2017 8:20 pm

a few more
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Thu May 18, 2017 8:22 pm

will try finish the welding on my lunch break tomorrow
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Thu May 18, 2017 8:24 pm

progress on my pc
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Thu May 18, 2017 8:25 pm

modules before sight glass
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Thu May 18, 2017 8:27 pm

I had the pipe and two ferrules in this clamp so I was able to tack weld it together
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby rash » Thu May 18, 2017 9:51 pm

Nice skillls mate. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Love the clamp! Very high tech lol.
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby maddogpearse » Thu May 18, 2017 9:52 pm

Dude, them skills!! ^:)^
This is a good build! I love staino :D
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Thu May 18, 2017 10:06 pm

I'm calling this mark 1 a bigg do do happened my tig broke So thought I'll use works and it to was friggin broken so me having no patience stick welded the ferrules on then machined the welds back then touched a few spots up with a grinder which scratched it all up so got some serious buffing to do but on the upside work got a flash as tig welder today works sweet but ran out of argon five bottles in the shop all empty aaaahh so moral of the story have patience use a tig lol
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby Lowie » Fri May 19, 2017 8:08 am

Being a fitter not a welder, I was going to have a crack at stick welding some stainless. You obviously don't recommend it mate? Builds coming along nicely btw... :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Fri May 19, 2017 9:30 am

Haha I'm a boily now doing a fitters apprenticeship if I was to do it again I would be more pedantic about alignment cuz it makes a pain in the ass to machine
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby PeterC » Fri May 19, 2017 10:44 am

Professor Green wrote: I'm not a still builder so this is purely based on my own logical reasoning but I think the main reason the tee is put to the middle rather than offset to towards the bottom is probably for triclamp clearance so I can't see why you couldn't mount them lower if you have the clearance to do so. For what it's worth, I have no problem seeing the plate action on my neutraliser which has the sights mounted in the middle but your tees look like they're slightly taller so that might have an impact on your plate visibility.
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Commercial builders would want to only use as much stainless as needed plus longer Tees makes a taller still. You show 4 Tees in the photo, are you going to go 5 high? Then add your RC, reducer and elbows or block head makes for a very tall still. Looks like you have the head room for it, (just don't get a nose bleed climbing the ladder when assembling :laughing-rolling: ). Once you hang your PC and parrot on it the taller it is, the more likely to tip I would think. Maybe add some feet to the keg for stability? Make a longer downcomer so the PC is at a reasonable height to lower the centre of gravity and the parrot is coming to a reasonable height. If you look at the FSD packed section kit so you can do neutrals on a bubbler, they also sell a 3/4 inch piece to bring the parrot back to same position but the FSD Neutraliser does it better I think with a 2 inch extension before the PC. Makes it easier to get to your water connections and many put their flow control valves at the bottom of the PC and RC.

I think it is a wise move to cut all your pieces and lay it out before welding so you get all the detail right and weld once.

I wish you good luck I can only look on with envy as for me buying is my only real option. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Fri May 19, 2017 12:11 pm

It stands as tall as me with 4 sections and an rc so unsure where that came from and I'm a short ass lol
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby Lowie » Fri May 19, 2017 1:10 pm

CyBaThUg wrote:Haha I'm a boily now doing a fitters apprenticeship if I was to do it again I would be more pedantic about alignment cuz it makes a pain in the ass to machine


Good to hear you're moving to the top of the tradie tree mate! :laughing-rolling: :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Fri May 19, 2017 1:32 pm

Haha I've gone to the dark side
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Fri May 19, 2017 1:33 pm

At least I'm not a sparky :laughing-rolling:
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