Nathans 4" bubbler build

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Re: Nathans 4" bubbler build

Postby Nathan02 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:04 am

Thanks for the great advice Db, will grab myself a set. cheers
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Re: Nathans 4" bubbler build

Postby bluc » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:14 am

Looking good which reminds me I better go take my tee out of the citric :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Nathans 4" bubbler build

Postby Nathan02 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:33 pm

PC almost finished today just got to add 1/2 brass fittings on for water inlet and outlet same for RC. Can I soft solder copper to brass?

Still a long way to go but starting to look like something. Bubbles are a bit closer..

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Re: Nathans 4" bubbler build

Postby db1979 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:43 pm

Nathan02 wrote: Can I soft solder copper to brass?

Absolutely, just like copper to copper.
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Re: Nathans 4" bubbler build

Postby Nathan02 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:17 pm

Progress today.. soldered all my easy flanges on with only 2 left to go. One on the RC and one on the PC. Two things..1 I probably wont take up soldering stills together for a living, and 2. Yes you see correct I wrapped my 2" flanges around my PC with no way of getting them off. Sort of thinking I should of went 4 plates, but hoping for heavy rum..will get clothes for her off Andrew when some funds come in

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Re: Nathans 4" bubbler build

Postby bluc » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:44 pm

Looks sweet can add another plate if not happy anytime :handgestures-thumbupleft: good work
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Re: Nathans 4" bubbler build

Postby dans.brew » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:58 pm

Nice work nathan :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Coming along very nicely... I'm pretty sure they still do the job, even if the soldering isn't neat as a pin. It adds a bit of character, i know cause mine has some. :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Nathans 4" bubbler build

Postby Dig Brinker » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:08 am

The clamps should cover most of your solder work, but you can always grind and sand it down if you like.
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Re: Nathans 4" bubbler build

Postby woodduck » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:24 am

Looking good mate. The solder looks fine to me :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Nathans 4" bubbler build

Postby Nathan02 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:49 am

Morning guys, I'm looking to make a start on my seals for my easy flanges. I was going to go down the road of the silicone baking sheet. I remember seeing somewhere vaguely about a post exposing the integrity of home made deals, and them standing up to heat and ethanol. Can anyone help with recommending an exact product to use?
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Re: Nathans 4" bubbler build

Postby woodduck » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:18 am

If your using silicon baking mat fold it and squeeze the fold and see if it turns white. If it does it's no good, it means it has other plastics in it. There is a thread somewhere just not sure where, too early in the morning :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Nathans 4" bubbler build

Postby Bryan1 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:58 pm

When I finished my bubbler I made up some PFTE seals, just cut some 1.6mm thick gasket paper then started wrapping the tap around. Off memory i used 2 rolls for each seal and they worked a treat. When I pull the still apart it clear they did the job and the next time I need to use them I just wrap more tape around the seal. The secret is if the seals are not being used they must kept flat and a bit of weight can help.

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Re: Nathans 4" bubbler build

Postby db1979 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:49 pm

Bryan1 wrote:When I finished my bubbler I made up some PFTE seals, just cut some 1.6mm thick gasket paper then started wrapping the tap around. Off memory i used 2 rolls for each seal and they worked a treat. When I pull the still apart it clear they did the job and the next time I need to use them I just wrap more tape around the seal. The secret is if the seals are not being used they must kept flat and a bit of weight can help.

Cheers Bryan

:text-+1: this approach works nicely.
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Re: Nathans 4" bubbler build

Postby Nathan02 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:58 pm

Cheers boys guna get these seals made Monday...on a side note, anyone got a good name for this dirty 3 plate rum fountain? Throw your names in the hat, the best name will be given to her!
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Re: Nathans 4" bubbler build

Postby bluc » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:59 pm

How bout "the 3plate dirty rum fountain" :D
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Re: Nathans 4" bubbler build

Postby db1979 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:47 pm

Rum pig
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Re: Nathans 4" bubbler build

Postby RC Al » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:30 pm

How about "Cherub", the little naked kid that pisses in heaps of fountains
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