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Postby jasonc2861 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:57 pm

had the best day,went shopping,salvage yard,scord 50mm round by 160 cm long bit of copper pipe,25$.
1 x gas torch 26$
1x some solder and flux 25$
1x hacksaw plus spare blade 12$ all up at bunnings
2x copper fittings 10$ from trade link.
1 six pack craft girlyman beer 15$ plus bottle of double stout 6.50$.
now my question is before I go butchering (im a butcher by trade)this lovely copper up,
I want to add another half meter to my pure distill reflux still and was wondering will this fitting work?
im going to take off the join at the bottom of the reflux,join another bit to it with the copper fitting bit,then solder the screw bit to the new part,,,voila!!remembering I have 10 thumbs,hanging to have a go but am a bit nervous to say the least. tips please!!!!!!!! :D
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Re: copper porn with questions.

Postby jasonc2861 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:58 pm

Also tips on useing the gas torch,,how close etc?
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Re: copper porn with questions.

Postby blond.chap » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:21 pm

Hey mate, that should work just fine, provided it's the right size of course.

Before you start soldering, take a read here:
http://www.aussiedistiller.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=2931

You want to be heating about an inch away from the join. Be particularly careful never to directly point the flame at that bernzo flux, it burns really easily. For that brass fitting, I'd heat around the pipe about 80% of the time, and on the brass fitting (right at the end) the other 20%. Similarly with the copper joiner.

Have fun burning and butchering
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Postby jasonc2861 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:22 pm

Right cheers,I'm going for it!had a beer,shot of wissky,the brass bit came off easy,and have now cleaned it to start attaching it together,read the soldering thread,pictures for you to laugh at later!! :))
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Postby twobottles » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:29 pm

I love your enthusiasm. I think I have the same still and also made an extension. I took the difficult path I guess and got another brass union to screw the still into. In the future I think I will take out the brass, ezy flange the bottom of the still and make an extension piece with a flange at each end.
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Re: copper porn with questions.

Postby Bushy » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:38 pm

Wheres the porn. (-|
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Re: copper porn with questions.

Postby jasonc2861 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:26 pm

Bushy wrote:Wheres the porn. (-|

here it is brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I finished it,,just went for it,not a tradey or anything,,just a noob,!!yeeeew
fark and have to say,drank a six pack of natural blonde wheat beer from grand ridge brewery nsw im gessin.bloody so nice hey!!anyway don't wear chinese steel caps aka double plugga flip flops when soldering!!so yer the pure distill extension went good I think,will do a vinegar run soon see any leaks,,hey can I just solder up the leaks??should I put flux on again?man that was fun!going to look at building another reflux still for my mate with the other metre of pipe I got left over!!cheers fellas!
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Re: copper porn with questions.

Postby Camikaze » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:32 pm

lol... u a 2-pot screamer mate?? :laughing-rolling:

Nice still though, top work. With the solder leaks, hit 'em with flux and heat it until the solder pools together. Piece a piss. :handgestures-thumbupleft: :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: copper porn with questions.

Postby jasonc2861 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:01 pm

Camikaze wrote:lol... u a 2-pot screamer mate?? :laughing-rolling:

Nice still though, top work. With the solder leaks, hit 'em with flux and heat it until the solder pools together. Piece a piss. :handgestures-thumbupleft: :handgestures-thumbupleft:

Lol yer mate,and the bottle o stout and the numerous shots for courage,,,but yer went good,except the burned toe.but yer,got a tpw brewing at the moment,will do a vinegar run before that,thanks for the flux tip brother! :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: copper porn with questions.

Postby Camikaze » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:23 pm

Good stuff mate. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: copper porn with questions.

Postby jasonc2861 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:03 pm

twobottles wrote:I love your enthusiasm. I think I have the same still and also made an extension. I took the difficult path I guess and got another brass union to screw the still into. In the future I think I will take out the brass, ezy flange the bottom of the still and make an extension piece with a flange at each end.

awesome,how does it go mate??get good stable temps etc?how much packing did you go from the bottom??its not a lot of brass anyway in the path to worrie I think.least you can pack it away neatly like that.unsrew it etc.yer im going to make a few creations now ive got me courage up!!going hunting tomoz..,..
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