Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

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Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby TBone » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:26 pm

Hey all...getting a boiler built. Looking at 4 inch on top, and a 3 inch fill port. There will also be a drain on the bottom.

Question is...do the welding fittings look right and will they work for a modular still attachment?

Hoping Mac might be able to weigh in on this one perhaps!

Thanks guys!
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby MacStill » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:47 pm

Looks ok to me mate, might just want to bring the sight glass a bit closer to the edge so you dont have to worry about room for the clamps to be installed/removed :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby TBone » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:57 pm

Good point...I've been discussing that with the builder as well.

The plan right now is for a 4 inch on top...and a 3 inch fill port to save room.

Drain valve on the bottom as well.

Going to fire this on a gas burner...I'll see if I can dig up a picture.

If I wanted a sight glass on the fill port Mac...do you sell them in that size?
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby MacStill » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:59 pm

TBone wrote:

If I wanted a sight glass on the fill port Mac...do you sell them in that size?


Certainly do ! :handgestures-thumbupleft:

the best fill ports around
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby TBone » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:06 pm

Nice!

I'm getting pretty excited with how this project is coming along!

Bloody hard to read about all the fun you all are having and not being able to get in the mix.

Soon! :music-deathmetal:
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby Dominator » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:50 pm

Looks tops mate.
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby res » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:53 pm

TBone wrote:Hey all...getting a boiler built.


Your not in Melbourne perchance? The guy I found to do this task for me is proving very hard to track down. :angry-banghead:
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby TBone » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:46 pm

res wrote:
TBone wrote:Hey all...getting a boiler built.


Your not in Melbourne perchance? The guy I found to do this task for me is proving very hard to track down. :angry-banghead:


Nah mate...I live in Auckland. Good luck!
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby TBone » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:51 pm

Ok gents...here's an update on my boiler build. Looks good so far!

I'm also getting a bit of shine put on it to match my future still from 5 Star.

Progress updates are cool :music-deathmetal:
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby MacStill » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:54 pm

I reckon that's the hardest part done, it's mentally straining the moment you start cutting a good looking virgin keg :))

What are you using to polish it ? it looks great
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby TBone » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:28 pm

Can't misrepresent myself Mac...I have a guy building this boiler for me.

http://banksbrewing.blogspot.co.nz/

The builder, Chris Banks, is well known here in NZ for making custom brewery builds.

Check his site out...heaps of cool project builds there.
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby TBone » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:14 am

More progress...
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby aussiemoonshiner » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:57 am

looking very shiney mate i hope my kegs looks that shiney getting my keg welded up next weekend by mate
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby Andy » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:18 pm

looks great Tbone. a good investment
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby MacStill » Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:33 pm

Wow! that's gotta be one of the nicest kegs I ever seen.... awesome !!
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby 1 2many » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:01 pm

It shaw does look right Tbone great boiler the finish is real nice , how did you go about cleaning the keg like that love it. Cheers :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby TBone » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:05 pm

Things are really starting to come together!

:music-deathmetal:
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby 1 2many » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:09 pm

Very nice work Tbone great boiler :handgestures-thumbupleft: :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby greenguy » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:13 pm

thats wicked mate would love to come have a look some time :handgestures-thumbupleft:
whats sort of cash ya up to on the boiler if ya dont mind me asking
been giving my FSD a good work out lately more than welcome to check it out
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Re: Getting a boiler built...does this look right?

Postby Rumdog » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:32 pm

Absolutely brilliant, :handgestures-thumbupleft:

you have inspired me to build a new boiler myself :romance-kisscheek:

well done champ. Bet you can't wait to wet its head. :))
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