80L boiler build

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80L boiler build

Postby r1zzla » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:08 am

I finally got most of the bits together to increase my boiler size to be able to do a run with 60L.

An 80L keg, some shiny bits from FSD, some gas for the new tig welder and some videos on how to tig weld.

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I attacked with an angle grinder an tried to get a nearly straight line for the ferrule holes.
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After trying for hours with drill bits and hole cutters :angry-banghead: I borrowed a plasma cutter from a mate - so much easier :smile:
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I extended the ferrules for the elements to allow for the shape of the keg and the tigged all the ferrules inside and out.
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Added some legs and closed up the hole in the front
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Now just have to do the drain pipework & valve, wheels on the legs and a controller for the elements. Which will all have to wait until I get back in a couple of months.
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Re: 80L boiler build

Postby Doubleuj » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:05 am

Good stuff r1zzla :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: 80L boiler build

Postby Zak Griffin » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:32 am

Excellent stuff mate. I assume you're not planning on bolting a little Pure Distilling reflux on top?
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Re: 80L boiler build

Postby dogbreath vodka » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:43 am

Nicely done. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: 80L boiler build

Postby r1zzla » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:03 am

Zak Griffin wrote:Excellent stuff mate. I assume you're not planning on bolting a little Pure Distilling reflux on top?

I did buy a 4"-2" reducer to be able to do exactly that, but long term will be after a Neutralizer :happy-partydance:
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Re: 80L boiler build

Postby bluc » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:13 pm

Rippa build :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: 80L boiler build

Postby nuddy » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:10 pm

Looking good mate. Been hunting round for one of these kegs to do the exact same thing.
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Re: 80L boiler build

Postby Professor Green » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:17 pm

Nice work r1zzla, I really like the sideways boilers. Looking forward to seeing it when you've finished.

Cheers,
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Re: 80L boiler build

Postby Crispy » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:10 am

Looks great....well done...especially if that's your first attempt at TIG....impressive :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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