120 liter boiler build

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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Magnus » Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:32 pm

Bryan1 wrote: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

Cheers Bryan


Will be keeping an eye on it, we did some tests filled and presurised to 15psi, so far no leaks. But yeah will be watching for sure.
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby bluc » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:36 pm

Wondering are you going to have an overflow back to boiler?nwhat sort of still are you going to put on top a pot or bubbler? What size pipe are you going to use between boiler and thumper? Sorry for the 20 questions something about pot still and thumper i find very interesting.. :D

Edit my bad i see its going inline :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Magnus » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:36 am

bluc wrote:What sort of still are you going to put on top a pot or bubbler? What size pipe are you going to use between boiler and thumper? Sorry for the 20 questions something about pot still and thumper i find very interesting.. :D


There'll be a piece of 6" between the boiler and thumper. For now it'll just be for pot stilling but it's modular so can add bubble plate sections and an RC as I get them made then the pot will be able to just connect to the top above the sections, at least thats the long term plan for now anyways.
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby bluc » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:18 am

Sweet :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Magnus » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:47 pm

So got back to this one, got the elements wired up...

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Had to open the holes in the FSD caps out a bit to get my wiring through...

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Control box, nothing new here, you've all seen one of these...

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Entire unit, one element is controled the other passes through the box...

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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Swedish Pride » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:24 pm

very tidy work mate
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby bluc » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:36 pm

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

Postby EziTasting » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:52 pm

G'day Magnus,
Nice work, I'm certainly impressed (not that is of any consequence), but I do have a question!
Apart from the obvious (ease of construction), is there a reason to not have gone conical on the top surface? Is it very much more difficult to do? Sorry, but I can't weld for nuts...

It almost looks like one of the FSD boilers, just not as shiny! :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Zak Griffin » Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:50 pm

Rolling 3mm stainless into a cone takes some pretty industrial equipment, and there's no real functional advantage to doing so for a boiler...
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Magnus » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:42 am

Pressing the top plate into a cone shape wouldn't have been all that difficult really, keeping it all nice and square without some kind of jig setup on the other hand would have been very difficult. And yeah it was just easier to do a flat top.
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby EziTasting » Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:58 pm

Thx fellas, I have no concep and was curious...

It usually has something to do with cost or time (aka jib)...
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Magnus » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:35 pm

Bit of progress on the 4" pot, all done with the mig cos gas for tig is too bloody expensive.

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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Sam. » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:38 pm

Looks pretty damn good mate, wish I could weld like that :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby InglisHill » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:12 pm

Have you fired this up yet Magnus?
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Magnus » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:56 am

Sam. wrote:Looks pretty damn good mate, wish I could weld like that :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Thanks Sam, very slow on low power with this light guage stuff and lots of clean up but it came out pretty good.

InglisHill wrote:Have you fired this up yet Magnus?


I've run the boiler long enough to test the elements and controller, but thats about it for now.
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Magnus » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:24 am

Started on the 3" PC for the pot still.

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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Magnus » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:25 am

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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Boardy62 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:02 pm

Quality build mate lots of pictures :handgestures-thumbupleft: great to see
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby rumdidlydum » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:56 pm

Awsome job magnus :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Your in the perfect trade for it 8-}
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Re: 120 liter boiler build

Postby Dig Brinker » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:29 pm

Wow, awesome thinking there. Keep it up :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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