Birdmans epic adventure of creation.

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Re: Birdmans epic adventure of creation.

Postby Birdman85 » Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:42 pm

So I just got hold of a 4" stainless ferrule so I can finally get access into the keg and attach the drain at the same time. But none of my boily mates have stainless Mig wire.

Will hard or soft solder do the job? Or should I just externally source someone to do it?
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Re: Birdmans epic adventure of creation.

Postby bluc » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:32 am

Personally I would get it tigged. Or buy a roll stsinless mig wire. Pretty sure bunnings sell small rolls of it..
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Re: Birdmans epic adventure of creation.

Postby Birdman85 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:17 pm

So I've been a bit busy of late. Renovating a full kitchen and putting floorboards through the whole house. There's shit everywhere but I managed to do my 3rd gen (I ended up binning the trub) of MrsMacs Knockoff Bourbon and have enough to do a spirit run...if I ever get time with cleaning the whole house/patio/shed/garage with reno rubble.

So I currently have a functioning pot still, a half finished keg (which I don't want to touch until I do the spirit run).

I also have a half finished CCVM column (just need to make the packed section which a mate kindly donated me a whole box of copper scrubbers). And a half wound coil condenser.

But my offsider at work today dragged me out into the carpark before my shift today to give me a present.

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About 140cm of 4". For freeeeee :dance: :happy-partydance:

It has a bit of damage in places but should be right. Looks like I'll be busy (in about 12 months) when I get to it!
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Re: Birdmans epic adventure of creation.

Postby bluc » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:20 pm

:dance:
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Re: Birdmans epic adventure of creation.

Postby Lesgold » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:43 pm

Now that’s a mate.
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Re: Birdmans epic adventure of creation.

Postby Birdman85 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:41 pm

Probably a bit backwards but an idea popped in my head this morning while I was rattling around at work.

Could you make a solid column 4" bubbler using glass tubing as windows instead of a protruding faced flat sight glass?

Make it so it looks a bit like a balaclava if that makes sense.

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Re: Birdmans epic adventure of creation.

Postby bluc » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:50 pm

yes magnus did his build log is in plated column section :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Birdmans epic adventure of creation.

Postby Birdman85 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:40 pm

bluc wrote:yes magnus did his build log is in plated column section :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Is that the 3" perf plate glasser?

What I was planning was cutting the 3" or 4" hole to attach the site glass ferrule to... But slipping a glass sleeve inside above the plate.
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Re: Birdmans epic adventure of creation.

Postby chipboy » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:26 am

The units on other sites using glass (Borosilicate = pyrex) have it a lot thicker than the display image, perhaps 5 or even 6mm thick to manage the stresses of clamping them down, then there are the seals you will need.

Good thinking all the same.
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Re: Birdmans epic adventure of creation.

Postby scythe » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:37 am

Might need to sketch a picture, i dont understand what you are trying to acheive, as it does not sound like you're wanting to make a glass walled module.

What would the advantage be?
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Re: Birdmans epic adventure of creation.

Postby bluc » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:24 am

Birdman85 wrote:
bluc wrote:yes magnus did his build log is in plated column section :handgestures-thumbupleft:


Is that the 3" perf plate glasser?

What I was planning was cutting the 3" or 4" hole to attach the site glass ferrule to... But slipping a glass sleeve inside above the plate.

Yea 3" glass tube all plates in single length. Hardest thing with doing what you say would be getting vapour proof seal between glass and copper/stainless. Maybe a classic glasser would suit you better?
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Re: Birdmans epic adventure of creation.

Postby Doubleuj » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:30 am

Just sounds like a glasser to me.
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Re: Birdmans epic adventure of creation.

Postby Andrew » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:40 am

Stay tuned for the Visualizer Mk2 :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Birdmans epic adventure of creation.

Postby Birdman85 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:29 pm

Finally found myself a spare 10mins and quickly wound my first attempt at a double coil condenser.

I wrapped the first around the spear from the keg, and then I tried a paint roller (which was as unsuccessful after 2 winds) and ended up using a thin cardboard (which you can see still embedded in it in the pic).

I think it was a success but I can't be sure until I get a 2inch cap and some way to connect a hose to it. But a quick few puffs of air flowed through it really easy.

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Now to get the cardboard out??? Burning?
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