120 liter boiler build

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120 liter boiler build

Postby Magnus » Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:31 pm

A mate helped me with this build.. It’s 620mm diameter by 400mm high, 304 rolled stainless steel pipe 3mm wall thickness, top and bottom are 6mm 304 SS plate. Legs are 1 ½” SS angle line with the top is beveled and a cap welded on. Stainless steel feet ready to have 4” casters attached. 2 x 4” ferrules on top and a 2” ferrule right at the bottom for the drain attachment. Was thinking of 2 x 3600w weldless elements from the 5star store, both mounted about 60mm from the bottom..
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby warramungas » Thu Dec 24, 2015 5:47 pm

Looks awesome.. Slow day at work? :laughing-rolling:
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby scythe » Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:18 pm

Gotta love it when all the bosses go home early.

2x 15A elements sounds good as long as you have 2 separate 15A circuits...

Should have made 2.
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Magnus » Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:27 pm

The lecky has a gold card and is going to sort the power supply out for me :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby rumdidlydum » Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:40 pm

:shock: verry cool nice work. Are you going to polish. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Magnus » Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:43 pm

rumdidlydum wrote::shock: verry cool nice work. Are you going to polish. :handgestures-thumbupleft:


See what happens, but I'm thinking it might be as shiny as it's gonna be lol :laughing-rolling:
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby bluc » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:03 pm

Awesome work :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby wil » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:33 pm

Hmmmm I like it A LOT!!
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby rumdidlydum » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:37 pm

Magnus wrote:
rumdidlydum wrote::shock: verry cool nice work. Are you going to polish. :handgestures-thumbupleft:


See what happens, but I'm thinking it might be as shiny as it's gonna be lol :laughing-rolling:


Thats the way :laughing-rolling: she is a work horse not a show pony :))
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby 1 2many » Fri Dec 25, 2015 12:26 pm

Excellent boiler build Magnus some good skills put to use there well done. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Top job :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby andybear » Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:05 pm

WOW, that's impressive. You got my attention with that build. Well done bloke. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Zzpop » Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:33 pm

Railway guys are like "Fuck I'm sure I ordered that pipe the right length :think: Top job :clap:
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby WTDist » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:44 am

do i see a 6" bubbler build coming on :))
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Magnus » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:53 am

WTDist wrote:do i see a 6" bubbler build coming on :))


Not at this point in time, I got most of what I need for the 3" perf plate build though I've used 4" ferrules on the boiler so anything is possible in the future :))
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Meatheadinc » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:54 am

Nice boiler... im jealous... :mrgreen:
Dont have a spare 600mm piece by any chance :laughing-rolling:
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby woodduck » Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:27 pm

Great boiler, love it :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Magnus » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:06 am

Started work on the thumper. It's 300mm x 350mm, 304 SS pipe. Got the pipe sorted for the riser and cap, will be a 3" riser with a 4" cap. Downcomer will be 1".
It should hold about 20lt or there abouts taking into acount the riser and what not.
This will be used mostly just for pot stilling with the 4" pot I'm making.
I will be cutting the 4" feral off the top of the boiler and welding on a 6" feral instead to connect the thumper, also cant get my arm through the 4" feral to clean the boiler so it'll be better all round with a 6" feral.

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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Zak Griffin » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:16 am

That's a serious thumper mate! You definitely don't do things by halves!
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Magnus » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:21 am

Zak Griffin wrote:That's a serious thumper mate! You definitely don't do things by halves!


I did with the 3" bubbler, it works great but it's a bit slow, it'll be used just for vodka.
The pot still will be for brown spirits obviously, I will be building another bubbler to go on this boiler too eventually.
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Bryan1 » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:04 am

Hi Magnus,
My first 2 boilers for my 2" pot were made from the same welded rolled SS pipe and I found on both of them a small pin hole developed after a few runs so it may pay to dye check the seam welds to make sure no cracks or pin holes are in.

Better to be safe than sorry mate

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