Thug's Bubbler

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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby Bobsyauncle » Fri May 19, 2017 1:53 pm

LV's is where it's at! :teasing-neener:
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Fri May 19, 2017 6:51 pm

my rc complete just need to buff it to make it nice and shiny
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Fri May 19, 2017 6:53 pm

had trouble with the round plate warping a little should have used thicker plate but oh well its on the inside and its preassure test was a pass
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Fri May 19, 2017 7:23 pm

May have to cut the bsp fittings off thought I read 1/4 inch not half oops will that cause me dramas
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby Bushy » Fri May 19, 2017 7:32 pm

You only need a litre or less per minute. On copper mind. I reckon you'll be right.
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Fri May 19, 2017 7:36 pm

It smashes through
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Fri May 19, 2017 7:41 pm

Do u think I should get a 1/2 inch needle valve and have a reducer fitting in between the two or get a 1/4 inch valve also
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby Lowie » Sat May 20, 2017 10:26 am

I scored my needle vales off fleabay. If you look at my final build picture you'll see the one.
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:39 am

Just require some help am unsure if teflon tape would be safe around the thread where the ball valve screws onto if it isn't I'll just weld the valve on only problem with that is if it breaks I'll have to cut it of and weld a neww one on
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby Azza76 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:51 am

i am no expert but im pretty sure it is ok to use Teflon :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby PeterC » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:30 pm

The seals in a ball valves are often teflon or similar plastic.
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:34 pm

Righto thanks guys
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby scythe » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:53 am

Some of those valves are servicable, i know larger ones are as mine is, so make sure you weld the non servicable end if you do.
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:16 am

Nah welding the thread on and just screw it on I think
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby hillzabilly » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:45 pm

I would allways use Teflon tape on any stainless to stainless threads ,as they are known to gaul and seize sometimes wich will destroy ya thread and make removal very hard ,as I have found out the hard way,seems ta happen more with tapered threads like BSP and NPT .I have not found any information wich suggests its use on stills is a problem.Welding the valve is a bad idear as the heat is likely to destroy the seal on the ball.cheers hillzabilly ;-)
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby bluc » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:26 pm

:text-+1: teflon is inert in alcohol.ptfe I think is the other name for it some of macs seals are made from it..
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:10 pm

Curious to c how I would go making a 2" bubble cap if I were to make it 50mm high how many slots is about right or is 50mm to high just doing one to c how it goes for now
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby Zak Griffin » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:19 pm

Mine are 50mm x 50mm, 1mm x 5mm slots, 3mm slot spacing.
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby Doubleuj » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:20 pm

If you've got room between your plates 50mm won't be an issue, yes the higher the caps are above the risers then technically it will hold more vapour than a lower cap but I think that's negligible.
Slots should ideally always be about 5mm high and maximum of 5mm apart.
Haha, Zac beat me too it :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Thug's Bubbler

Postby CyBaThUg » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:44 pm

Cheers guys was going to attempt to machine a riser attempt being key word wanted to try emulate 5star riser but got no idea on measurements something 38mm high dunno how wide 45mm? And how many holes should I drill in it
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