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Postby Googe » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:41 am

The link don't work for.me yummy?.
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Postby emptyglass » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:51 am

Good to see you back again yummy.
I'm pretty sure that was bourbon coming off at 95+%. From a 10-12%wash.
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Postby Jimbo » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:45 am

Copper porn galore, I think Im sportin wood. Oh sorry, TMI?

Stainless, why 3 guages? Temp at top and bottom, whats the 3rd?
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Postby Stainless dude » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:04 pm

Hi Jimbo. The guage your asking about is a pressure. Years ago I worked around steam boilers a bunch and even though our stills are opened ended it just makes me feel better knowing that there is no pressure in the system.. And I still have two relief valves in there also.... :obscene-drinkingcheers:
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Postby Jimbo » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:45 pm

I suspected that was it. For the same reason I drilled a 3/4 hole in the top of my boiler with a a wine cork sanded tapered and crammed in. It serves double duty. My therm is crammed in a tiny hole drilled through the middle. But its also my pressure relief valve. If something were to ever plug up and clog along the way, the cork would blow out and relieve the pressure. Im less worried now with a tall riser and a leibig. But once upon a time I had a 3/8" copper worm pretty much off the top of the boiler. I was always worried if i had a foam up it could clog and be very ungood for my general wellbeing if I was around when it blew. Cheers, thanks for the reply.
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Postby Stainless dude » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:24 am

Glad to hear that Jim , we can't be too safe. :obscene-drinkingcheers:
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Postby Yummyrum » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:34 pm

googe wrote:The link don't work for.me yummy?.


Sorry googe Try this

3rd pic down .What is it googe ?
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Postby Googe » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:38 pm

Oh, thats a bubble plate ive yet to test lol, got to many things half built and not tested!!!.
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Postby emptyglass » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:42 am

Thats Googes "octobubble cap"
Like an octopus, but you put it in your still. Its a single bubble cap with 8 times the power!
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So why not try it out googe, all fun aside, I think it could work.
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Postby Googe » Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:17 am

I need to get 4 3/4" caps for the pee traps, it's probably been like that for 3 months or more! :lol: , one day empty, one day.......
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Postby emptyglass » Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:55 am

I made this, (someone else owns it now)

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But you don't have to have made it to post it!
C'mon guys, if we don't post stuff theres nothing to see.
Your pretty free from judgment here, hop in.

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Postby Kapea » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:19 am

I've been thinking about having my VM column chrome plated. Does that count? It may not increase the take-off rate, but it will look fast!

My Harley always looks faster when I add new chrome plated parts, but I digress.
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Postby Googe » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:15 am

A vm isn't a.plated column kapea, no matter how.much it wants to be :lol:
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Postby cacticlayton » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:17 pm

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Postby Kapea » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:06 pm

googe wrote:A vm isn't a.plated column kapea, no matter how.much it wants to be :lol:


Killjoy!! :lol:
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Postby 1 2many » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:39 pm

cacticlayton wrote:
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Back at it.


Some nice copper work there mate coming together very nice , i am a little confused about your plumbing setup thought i will have to get a beer and have a think about it :lol:

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Postby cacticlayton » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:52 pm

Dont worry about it 1 2 many I will show you. It took me a good month to figure out how these damn original flute manifolds work, It seemed it was my mission in life there for awhile :angry-cussing: What you dont see is that the water inlet is hidden on the back side.
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Postby Googe » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:03 pm

Kapea wrote:
googe wrote:A vm isn't a.plated column kapea, no matter how.much it wants to be :lol:


Killjoy!! :lol:

:lol: sorry mate. You could always start a vm column still pics thread :handgestures-thumbupright: . No don't, cause then I'll have to build one so I can post haha.

Very nice Clayton :handgestures-thumbupright: , you need therapy :lol:
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Thanks mate bloody magic now i got it :handgestures-thumbupright: :handgestures-thumbupright:
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Postby emptyglass » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:42 pm

Looking good mate! You got lenses for the sighglasses yet?
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Postby cacticlayton » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:43 am

No glass yet, I will have to order some i guess, thats the one thing that I cant make myself and beleive me Ive tried.
Thanks for posting that pic empty, I was just looking for some parrot ideas. How does that little vent hole work for ya? Is there more than one? It dosnt leak?
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Postby emptyglass » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:01 am

There is 4 holes around the edge, they don't leak. They work well till my gas bottle gets low, and the flame starts to vary as the gas runs down. The coulmn can suffer a little bit of pulsing.
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Postby cacticlayton » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:29 pm

Sorry for the crappy picture guys. Not really sure were im going with this parrot.
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Postby emptyglass » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:02 pm

Looks good mate, should do the trick. Keep in mind the volume of product held in the parrot can cause smearing.
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Postby Aussiedownunder » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:18 pm

emptyglass wrote:Looks good mate, should do the trick. Keep in mind the volume of product held in the parrot can cause smearing.

So what do you recon with mine I thought run out the bottom of the parrot and if you wanted to check % just turn off valve check it then dump it
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Postby cacticlayton » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:35 pm

Good point, didnt think about that. I wasnt real sure about it to begin with, back to the drawing board. I like the tube bending look of yours. I will have to invest in one. What size pipe do you guys use for your well 1" or 3/4?
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Postby emptyglass » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:17 pm

No reason why it wont work doing it that way Aussie.

Cacti, I use 3/4 for plated columns, but I use a very small diameter alcometer. They cope with about 3 litres an hour before beng pushed up, so not real good for use on a pot still. 1" holds a bit much for my liking, but you may have to use that if your alcometer wont fit in the 3/4" tube loosly. Don't forget some vent holes, or it will bob up and down heaps.
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Postby cacticlayton » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:45 pm

I decided to change it, I didnt like the looks of it. It looks to much like plumbing in a house, plus the smearing issue. Im still in search of a design that I like. Here's a pic of my other parrot, it had several design flaws as well. Such as; the top feed into the well and the vent take off is to low.
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Postby emptyglass » Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:22 am

It wouldn't be hard to mod that parrot. Add a little length above the elbow and the riser, and problem solvered. I'm not you, but if I was, I'd use that one. Its a nice looking bit of kit.
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Postby FullySilenced » Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:15 am

I agree with EG couple inches of tubing and 4 minutes of soldering and you would be done....
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Postby cacticlayton » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:29 pm

Done and done.
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Postby Googe » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:36 pm

Very nice mate :handgestures-thumbupright:
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Postby Stainless dude » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:07 am

Yep good work C, thanks for alll of the photos.. :obscene-drinkingcheers:
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Postby cacticlayton » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:46 am

Thanks guys, I just look forward to see what you all are up to.
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Postby cacticlayton » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:25 am

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Got it all shinned up, you guys are probably sick of seeing it but I have to post the finished product. And dont worry, im sure I will have somthing new to post in a couple weeks. I just have to figure out what, mabey I will finish up my hybrid vm/plated still.
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Postby Stainless dude » Sun Jul 21, 2013 11:33 am

Too cool, thats giving me a chubby... I love still porn.. :obscene-drinkingcheers:
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Postby cacticlayton » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:25 pm

I do to, and after all the topic of this thread is titled, "plated column sill porn" or somethin. :banana-gotpics: :banana-gotpics:
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Postby Kapea » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:49 pm

Stainless dude wrote:Too cool, thats giving me a chubby... I love still porn.. :obscene-drinkingcheers:


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Postby Googe » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:00 pm

Very nice mate :handgestures-thumbupright: nice clean lines!.
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Postby emptyglass » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:46 pm

Kapea wrote:
Stainless dude wrote:Too cool, thats giving me a chubby... I love still porn.. :obscene-drinkingcheers:


That's why I traded my iPad for an iPad mini; it's easier to hold up with one hand... :-o :oops: :grin:


If your going down that road, you're going to a dark place.

A private place. Where hopfully no ones watching. And turn that bloody web cam off too!
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Postby cacticlayton » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:59 pm

Nice tee googe!
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Postby emptyglass » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:18 am

Nice start to a condenser clay.

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Postby cacticlayton » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:45 am

So your the one who inspired me. Your points are perfect, do you think the turbulator makes a shotgun more efficient? Can you tell a deference.
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Postby emptyglass » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:53 am

Not really.
Crossing between art and function here.
I did it to compensate for potential leaks with the breather holes.
Turned out to be a non event, but it looked cool.

Theres more to be had in the spiral of wire wrapped around the tubes.
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Postby cacticlayton » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:47 am

This turned out to be a real pain in the ass. I forgot to drill the water line holes before I put the tubes in. When I went to drill them I went to far and punctured one of the inner tubes. No worries though, I was able to replace the tube that got hit.
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