Mounting Elements

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Re: Mounting Elements

Postby Stryda » Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:40 pm

Looks great GINKING!

I have just started a keg build myself but I'm doing the upside down one. Who did you end up using for the welding? And what did they charge? (If I'm allowed to ask that?)

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Re: Mounting Elements

Postby GINKING » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:17 pm

Hi Stryda,

I found a guy on Gum tree who was willing to do it for around the $200 mark.. It took him 4 hours so it was a lot of work. I had 2x 4" holes, 2x 2" holes and 1x 1" hole.

Everyone else was quoting $400+...

If I had my time again I would probably just buy a 50L boiler.. much easy and less things to worry about...

Cheers,

Ginking
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Re: Mounting Elements

Postby bluc » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:44 pm

Looks awesome have you got a drain in it?
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Re: Mounting Elements

Postby GINKING » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:27 pm

Hey Bluc,

Yes I have a drain at the bottom.
I drilled a hole and then welded a 3/4" 90 deg bend.
To this I'll connect a 3/4" pipe 200mm long and then the 1" drain valve.
See pic (drain valve is currently being shipped).
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Re: Mounting Elements

Postby bluc » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:00 pm

Ahh ok looks awesome :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Mounting Elements

Postby Stryda » Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:54 am

GINKING wrote:Hi Stryda,

I found a guy on Gum tree who was willing to do it for around the $200 mark.. It took him 4 hours so it was a lot of work. I had 2x 4" holes, 2x 2" holes and 1x 1" hole.

Everyone else was quoting $400+...

If I had my time again I would probably just buy a 50L boiler.. much easy and less things to worry about...

Cheers,

Ginking



Hi Ginking,

Wow! I ended up googling welders near me and found a guy who worked from his shed literally 800m down the road. He did mine for $100 cash! 2 x 4" Ferrules and 2 x 2" Ferrules. I drilled the holes myself to make it cheaper. I also thought I should've just bought a new keg boiler but mine should still come in well under $400.

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Re: Mounting Elements

Postby GINKING » Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:27 pm

Nice work Stryda,

Now you'll need to soak those welds in a citric acid bath for a few days to clean up the welded area from heat tint.

Have a look at this and also search the forum..
http://aussiedistiller.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=2086&p=27533&hilit=heat+tint#p27533

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Re: Mounting Elements

Postby Stryda » Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:30 am

GINKING wrote:Nice work Stryda,

Now you'll need to soak those welds in a citric acid bath for a few days to clean up the welded area from heat tint.

Have a look at this and also search the forum..
http://aussiedistiller.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=2086&p=27533&hilit=heat+tint#p27533

Cheers,

Ginking



Thanks Ginking,

I'm ordering tri clamps and caps this week so that I can seal it all up and soak. As I don't have any foreshots/heads etc. because I haven't even started distilling yet, what would you suggest I do after soaking/cleaning? Do I just do a basic sugar wash and a sacrificial run?

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Re: Mounting Elements

Postby GINKING » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:31 pm

Hey Stryda,

I'm not much more progressed than you. I have most of my still, just waiting on some final parts to arrive.

I think I will do a vinegar run just to make sure the keg is clean and then a sacrificial run with whatever alcohol you can find.
Sugar was would be fine for the sacrificial run.

What still do you have?

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Re: Mounting Elements

Postby Stryda » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:12 pm

Hey Ginking,

Just finishing off my boiler and about to start building a still myself. Just collecting all the bits and pieces that I need, hoping to start this weekend. I think I have settled on starting with a ccvm reflux but making it modular so I can also use parts for a pot still too. Best of both worlds I guess. Haven’t built one before but have enjoyed doing the keg so I’m keen to give it a go. Been doing as much research as possible, this forum helps a lot! If it turns out ok I’ll post some pics in a thread.

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Re: Mounting Elements

Postby GINKING » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:16 pm

Keep us updated mated, looking forward to the pics.

Do u have a rough hand drawn design to share?

What size diameter will your column be?

cheers,

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Re: Mounting Elements

Postby Stryda » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:40 pm

Will do, don’t have anything scetched out, it’s all in my head at the moment. It’s probably going to be similar to the one Lesgold is building, check out his thread “Isolation build” in Hardware research and development, 2 inch column to start with, see how that goes then I might consider trying something bigger.

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Re: Mounting Elements

Postby chipboy » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:40 pm

Nice work and will do similar in the coming weeks, will be 2 inch column and other wise much the same!

Keep at it.

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Re: Mounting Elements

Postby Lowie » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:53 pm

scythe wrote:Also for future drillers out there, mix water and metho 75:25 for a better coolant.
The heat is removed when the coolant evaporates.


Or, if you want to do it properly and prolong the life of your holesaw, use WD40 (or similar). It acts as a cutting fluid as opposed to a coolant. Slow RPM too. You will be suprised how fast and easy it rips through these thin kegs. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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