My attempt at a pot (CCVM) still

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My attempt at a pot (CCVM) still

Postby chipboy » Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:25 pm

Not quite he first but an attempt at good workmanship and doing things correctly, a CCVM, but starting at pot. Many others have done likewise and researching anything and everything I can,

Keg and first fitting started.

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Re: My attempt at a pot (CCVM) still

Postby Maxxx » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:38 am

Hey chipboy
Are you using the existing thread on the top of the keg, what are you brazing the column to in the pic, is there a threaded fitting down inside the ferrule.
Cheers
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Re: My attempt at a pot (CCVM) still

Postby Maxxx » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:12 am

Maxxx wrote:Hey chipboy
Are you using the existing thread on the top of the keg, what are you brazing the column to in the pic, is there a threaded fitting down inside the ferrule.
Cheers
Maxxx


Ignore me, I’m now officially old and blind, can now see it’s a copper triclover - where’s them glasses :oops:
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Re: My attempt at a pot (CCVM) still

Postby chipboy » Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:39 am

Correct, butt soldered the copper to the pipe, my stuff up in ordering the tri clover fitting, so I had to do it the hard way. Easier to sleeve them if I had the option.

I am going to get some milk of magnesium to use it as a stop for the silver solder and make the next joint tidy, used white out and a highlighting marker pen this time which kind of worked. Put in a aluminium collar to align them, will do the other in a few hours and that is the column done, add stuffing if refluxing. I have a sight glass coming and will make a condenser coil to suite. Then build a Liebig or something more complicated!

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Re: My attempt at a pot (CCVM) still

Postby scythe » Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:11 pm

Interesting ferrule, let me know how they go I've always been interested in the idea
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Re: My attempt at a pot (CCVM) still

Postby chipboy » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:42 pm

The column, I looked at the second ferule with a magnifying glass and hope that there is solder in there.

Collars on, cap on top to keep geckos out, dirty little things.

Now for the keg.

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