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Mr. Rats flute build

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Mr. Rats flute build

Postby Mr. Rat » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:52 am

For those on hd this is also posted there. I plan on making a 4" 4 plate flute with both sieve plates and bubble caps to see results individually or mixed. Sieve plates will be 100 holes at 3/32 and the bubble caps are still undecided to go with 3/8 with 1/2" caps or 1/2 with 3/4" caps. Sight glasses will be 1.5" two for each plate on oposite sides. The dephlag will be 5" long with 1/2" through tubes, and the shotgun will be 2" with nine 3/8" tubes.I will be making my own 4x2 reducer. I made the plates with an adjustable circle cutter.
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby FullySilenced » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:18 am

And who said a rat couldn't play the flute..... ;-)
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby MR-E » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:12 pm

Nice :grin: you wont have to use a torch with the sight glasses on both sides of each plate.
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby Mr. Rat » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:20 pm

thats what I was thinking. Just look straight through.
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby Mr. Rat » Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:46 am

SOB I just messed up two more plates trying to slick and drilling them all at once. just gonna have to make a few templates and drill them all individually. I am running out of 1.5" to flatten out
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby Mr. Rat » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:46 am

didnt get much done but here is a few pics.
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby Mr. Rat » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:53 am

I got a little more done today, thought I would share some more pics.
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby MR-E » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:27 pm

That's coming along nicely :grin: Having fun yet :?:
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby Mr. Rat » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:15 pm

almost too much fun. thanks MR-E
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby emptyglass » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:56 pm

You could drill one plate, then use it on top of the stack as the template and stack drill them like you were.
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby FullySilenced » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:05 am

OK Rat where did you get your skills, this ain't your first rodeo... fess up!

nice job man..
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby MR-E » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:07 am

I just re read the first post, my product condenser is 5 x 3/8" tubes in a 2" jacket/shell 16" length & knocks the vapor down easy,
even when its 35-40 deg c air temp.

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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby Mr. Rat » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:04 am

Thanks guys. FS just meticulous and I work with copper allot and having a drill press dont hurt :grin: .. MR-E I guess I gotta go with 5 or 6, sounds better than 9 work wise. emptyglass that is exactly what I was planing on doing you must have read my mind.
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby Mr. Rat » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:24 pm

not a problem LOO. Its says it cuts 1 3/4"-6 1/2" but the scale goes up to 8" either way here it is.
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby Mr. Rat » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:05 am

Well I have been thinking ( I know, dangerous) I wanted to put another bubble cap on the plate and looked at the wasted space the down comer took up. this what I came up with it is basically a bottle trap, it will sit directally under the plate and gently put the reflux in the center of the plate below as to not disturb any bubble cap action and leave room for another bubble cap. Tell me what you guys think
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby Mr. Rat » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:52 pm

So i finally finished this build as soon as i figure out how to remove metadata and get the pics off my phone i will post them. I went electric and all i have to say is i will never ever look back at propane for runs. It took 25 min to boil 10 gal at 8% without the deafening roar of a burner so now i can listen to music when i run. I think i made it to efficient because i had the hardest time making it not piss azeo. I tried to get it down to 80% but it just didnt want to.
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby Mr. Rat » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:06 pm

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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby Yummyrum » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:18 pm

Nice work Mr Rat .

I think your down comer idea is good.

Did you soft solder those Keg fittings .how was that
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby Mr. Rat » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:47 am

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Thanks rum. I ended up just using a cap just below the plate. I soft soldered everything it was very easy to do with the right flux. In the pic below i soldered 1/2 inch copper to a scrap of ss i tried to break it off and the pipe itself broke.
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby Mr. Rat » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:15 pm

Man electric is all of it. I have been doing strip runs in the morning from power on to power off is two hours. 12 gal at 11% i collect 3 gal down to 20% in an hour and a half. But the real test will be tomorrow when i run all the low wines 9 gal at around 40% averaged.
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby Yummyrum » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:45 am

What size elements are you using Rat ?
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Re: Mr. Rats flute build

Postby Mr. Rat » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:22 pm

I am running two 4500 w elements one ran with 120v the other with 240. A total of 5625watts to heat up and reduced down to around 2800 to 2900 for the run.
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