The Geber V1 Build

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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby rumdidlydum » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:53 pm

Thats a boiler to be jelous of :mrgreen:
Nice work :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Its a shame your going to insulate it. I wonder if you can get clear insulation :think:
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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby TasSpirits » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:28 pm

I still might polish it up and make it a jacket just for winter :think:
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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby TasSpirits » Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:02 pm

Had a few spare hours today, the left over 4" was not long enough for a column so I decided to make a gin basket for the bubbler, will trim the plate and solder it all up after work tonight.
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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby TasSpirits » Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:07 pm

Got the second element port in today, just need to get some bits of 3/4 for the bottom drain, then attack it with the die grinder and I will hopefully have a fully functional boiler next tuesday :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby Sam. » Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:53 pm

Not sure if it was you that mentioned in another thread but can't see it in this one. Do you know what was used to weld any original joins?

A lot of old copper boilers where soldered with lead solder, hope that isn't the case with yours ;-)
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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby TasSpirits » Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:27 pm

Sam. wrote:Not sure if it was you that mentioned in another thread but can't see it in this one. Do you know what was used to weld any original joins?

A lot of old copper boilers where soldered with lead solder, hope that isn't the case with yours ;-)


All Silver solder, made by the Father inlaw. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby Sam. » Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:40 pm

TasSpirits wrote:
Sam. wrote:Not sure if it was you that mentioned in another thread but can't see it in this one. Do you know what was used to weld any original joins?

A lot of old copper boilers where soldered with lead solder, hope that isn't the case with yours ;-)


All Silver solder, made by the Father inlaw. :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Awesome I knew I read that somewhere :D

Would be a real pisser to do all that work then find out its riddled with lead.

Going to be one nice looking rig when its done mate :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby TasSpirits » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:05 pm

All dressed up and nothing to run :crying-blue: All parts in place minus drain and packed section, once I find the 4" tube the packed section will double as a column for the pot with 2.5" or 3" shotty, which ever comes first. Will have to get some polishing supplies now I guess, not looking forward to that part :))
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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby MacStill » Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:13 pm

Looking good Tas, can't wait to see it in it's full glory :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby TasSpirits » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:52 pm

Darwin award wrote:This is going to be good...it'll look fantastic when you're done, given its size however, would a larger size drain port be a good idea or is 3/4 plenty for the job?

Put the drain in today, filled her up to the brim, 8mins to drain 140L. Im happy with that :D
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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby TasSpirits » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:50 pm

Just a quick progress update, pics have been destroyed along with the phone they were on :angry-banghead: I have made a 500mm column/packed section, cleaned and ran a few times. The boiler has been put through its paces, no leaks after 300L :D Ive decided on a 2.5" shotgun condenser and have started to collect the bits, eventually will be a blockhead pot still, while Im finishing the other bits. Currently getting a 32 amp socket sorted to up the power I have decided on 1 3200w and 1 2400w, once thats done back to build mode. Will post pics once its running again. :handgestures-thumbupleft:

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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby Zipeddy » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:58 pm

Daaaaammmmnnñnn!!!!! That boiler!!!!!
More regular trips to the scrappys in order methinks.
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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby TasSpirits » Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:33 pm

So the build has restarted, couldn't help myself, scored 4 FSD 2" caps so this is now going to be a four plate bubbler. Got 5 plates to cut out and press tomorrow, 1 will be perforated for an extra section on the other still, got started on the four sections just need to score some more 4 or 3" for the SG sections. Will knock out a few more easy flanges tomorrow and get started on the RC :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby WTDist » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:19 pm

TasSpirits wrote:
Darwin award wrote:This is going to be good...it'll look fantastic when you're done, given its size however, would a larger size drain port be a good idea or is 3/4 plenty for the job?

Put the drain in today, filled her up to the brim, 8mins to drain 140L. Im happy with that :D

Is that an FSD 3/8" ball valve? how did you attach it to the copper? just PTFE tape and twist it on tight or another way?

Was looking at these earlier for myself
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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby TasSpirits » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:28 pm

WTDist wrote:
TasSpirits wrote:
Darwin award wrote:This is going to be good...it'll look fantastic when you're done, given its size however, would a larger size drain port be a good idea or is 3/4 plenty for the job?

Put the drain in today, filled her up to the brim, 8mins to drain 140L. Im happy with that :D

Is that an FSD 3/8" ball valve? how did you attach it to the copper? just PTFE tape and twist it on tight or another way?

Was looking at these earlier for myself


Pretty sure I got it from a plumbing supply shop, my brother in law is a fitter/turner, I got him to cut a thread onto some 3/4" copper pipe(i think) the used some PFTE tape to get a good seal.
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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby TasSpirits » Sat Nov 26, 2016 3:15 pm

So after life got in the way the build is going forward again. Knock up the blockhead section last night, its a 4' x2.5" copper tee with s/s ferrules, reducing to a 2" ferrule. Soaking in citric as I type this.After testing out the boiler a few times over winter it needs to be well insulated. I did a job for a family member and got 3 4x4" copper tees to match the first 1, waiting on a reply from FSD , hope fully I will have all the required parts soon, going to organise copper for the PC next week, so I should have the tees complete soon
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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby Boardy62 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:47 pm

Ripper buildd mate well done :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby rumdidlydum » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:07 pm

Nice job on the copper to stainless joins :handgestures-thumbupleft:
You have the art down pat :O)
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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby TasSpirits » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:26 am

rumdidlydum wrote:Nice job on the copper to stainless joins :handgestures-thumbupleft:
You have the art down pat :O)


All thanks to the info and tips on the forum that members have posted :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The Geber V1 Build

Postby TasSpirits » Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:31 pm

So I decided to treat my self today, trip to the big shed for a few bits and pieces, 1.5m S/S braided hose, a new burner and some more solder. If the stilling gods are smiling on me I will be able to order all the bits I need to get this finished tomorrow :pray: I also chucked all the excess solder I collected into a piece of angle and melted it back down tilted the angle lightly to get it moving. I now have a couple of bars of aqua safe solder. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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