Thumper / boiler connection

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Re: Thumper / boiler connection

Postby warramungas » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:57 pm

EziTasting wrote:
hillzabilly wrote:
Professor Green wrote:I was commenting on ET's suggestion to use a plate to adapt to 4"/6" etc not your completely genius solution to fitting your thumper to an existing boiler hillzabilly!

Cheers,
Prof Green.

Your correct Proffessor Green,if ya had a 8inch ferrule reducers would be cheaper and a lot easier than modifying blanking discs,but will take up more vertical space, prices for 6inch and bigger seam to be fairly high though ,but the quality of some fittings can be low,something to be aware of,no disrespect intended or taken . cheers hillzabilly :handgestures-thumbupleft:


I haven't yet found a 10" or 12" reducer to 6" or 8", hence my suggestion to gat an end cap to which you can then weld the sized ferrule you require... I have looked for reducers they just aren't easily findable (discoverable?!?! better word!) ...

My thoughts on using such a large ferrule also incorporated the idea to store hoses and connectors within the bowels of the boiler. Keep in mind tat I don't have a dedicated place for my boiler! It moves between 2 homes so needs to be moveable and this ability to store hosing would be of great benefit.


A 12" ferrule and clamp is doable however if you can't find a cap for something some simple stainless plate cit to the right size will do as a decent cap.
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Re: Thumper / boiler connection

Postby EziTasting » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:01 pm

Yer Warra,
thats sort of what I'm thinking. It's planned for MK2 boiler but my money tree isn't growing at the moment - its being defoliated regularly by the family so, you know, it'll have to wait for a bit... :D
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Re: Thumper / boiler connection

Postby bluc » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:10 pm

What sort boiler you thinking of ezi. I am hoping to have an 80l keg boiler sometime soon :D
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Re: Thumper / boiler connection

Postby OzzyChef » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:32 pm

Is the 80l a keg bluc?
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Re: Thumper / boiler connection

Postby bluc » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:39 pm

Yea one of the real old ones, no handles or ferrules just a threaded hole. I think they are double skinned also..
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Re: Thumper / boiler connection

Postby EziTasting » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:46 pm

Hah, yes 80-100L would be my dream... but you know, the money fairy has stopped swinging by ... I do believe in Fairies! I do, I do. I do believe in Fairies! I do, I do. I do believe in Fairies! I do, I do. I do believe in Fairies! I do, I do. I do believe in Fairies! I do, I do. I do believe in Fairies! I do, I do. I do believe in Fairies! I do, I do. I do believe in Fairies! I do, I do.
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Re: Thumper / boiler connection

Postby bluc » Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:53 pm

Lol
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Re: Thumper / boiler connection

Postby Crispy » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:18 pm

Crispy wrote:......
If I was to put a drain at the base of the reducer, could you stop the run as you see the tails rise in the column, then just run off the tails from the drain? (Providing each plate has a small drain hole) Or have I got that completely wrong?
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Any thoughts?.....is this feasible?....obviously once cooled.....figured this could save a lot of time and gas
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Re: Thumper / boiler connection

Postby bluc » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:15 pm

I am doing 8 inch ferrules on bottom of thumper top of boiler with a plate stainless or copper between them depending on whats available and multiple deep bath 2" risers, on mine :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Thumper / boiler connection

Postby Crispy » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:16 pm

bluc wrote:I am doing 8 inch ferrules on bottom of thumper top of boiler with a plate stainless or copper between them depending on whats available and multiple deep bath 2" risers, on mine :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Sounds good bluc, are you going to add a drain to the thumper? Or drain holes in the Plates or downcomers?
I am going to use single 2" riser and 3" bubble cap.
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Re: Thumper / boiler connection

Postby bluc » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:48 pm

Not sure how I will drain the thumper weep hole into boiler or a drain out the side undecided :think:
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