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making use of some scrap laying around.

Postby project » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:14 am

I had some copper left over from other builds and finally got enough time off to start another project. This time its an 8 plate 4" column. I only had a few days to work on it so I stayed busy but got quite a bit done. Not sure how this many plates are going to behave but I had the copper so why not. I think it took me longer to drill all the bubble caps than anything else on the build. All I have left to do is test the condenser and dephlag for leaks and I can start on the boiler.
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Re: making use of some scrap laying around.

Postby the Doctor » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:57 pm

please take a minute to introduce yourself to the forum.
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Postby Swedish Pride » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:55 pm

come on, not even a nice work?
I know first post should be an intro, but look at that thing ,just look at it!
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Re: making use of some scrap laying around.

Postby JayD » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:13 pm

It's beautiful work, however, please introduce yourself...
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Re: making use of some scrap laying around.

Postby project » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:48 am

I apologize for missing the intro post. I thought I took care of that a long time ago.
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Re: making use of some scrap laying around.

Postby project » Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:38 am

now on to pressure testing and boiler.
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Postby Swedish Pride » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:13 pm

is that copper rivets that you have to keep that you have to keep the plates in the column?
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Postby project » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:15 am

I use the copper rivets to keep the plates in place while I solder them. It's a quick and simple solution to plate placement.
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Postby Zymurgy Bob » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:39 am

With work like that, it figures that you're also a handloader, a higher class of person.
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Postby project » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:29 pm

Zymurgy Bob wrote:With work like that, it figures that you're also a handloader, a higher class of person.

I load quite a bit when I get time . I also cast and powdercoat as well. I got my powercoat method down to where i can do about 2000 rounds per hour with ease.
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Postby Zymurgy Bob » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:30 am

I guess I'm finally out of touch with the Loyal Order of Leadmelters and Casestuffers, but I don't know about powder coating. Is that a method of dry-lubing cast bullets, as opposed to the old lube-and-sizing?
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Postby Bear River » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:41 am

Very nice craftsmanship.
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Postby project » Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:02 am

Zymurgy Bob wrote:I guess I'm finally out of touch with the Loyal Order of Leadmelters and Casestuffers, but I don't know about powder coating. Is that a method of dry-lubing cast bullets, as opposed to the old lube-and-sizing?

Powder coating bullets is a polymer coating you can put on cast bullets that takes the place of the old lube that smokes like a musket and gets hard after a while. It's the same powder coating that car parts and other metal things are coated with.
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Postby Zymurgy Bob » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:22 am

Thanks for the info, Project , and no, I've never heard of the process. May I assume they're still pushed though a sizing die, and do they help with high-velocity leading as much as, say, RCBS Rifle lube?
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Postby project » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:43 am

You still size them just like normal. The only difference is you replace the lube with a very hard polymer coating. I have been able to push them a little harder with out any leading issues at all. I have even quit using gas checks all together and powder coat only.
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Re: making use of some scrap laying around.

Postby project » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:31 am

I cheated and used my crawfish pot for the boiler. I just dont have time to do it from scratch right now so this will just have to do. 2 5500w elements and 1" npt drain on the bottom.
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Postby project » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:23 am

I decided to wrap the boiler in Cypress that I had left over from a canoe. I still have to make the openings to access the elements and the drain that will come out of the front and tons of finishing but its starting to come together. Im out of time for now so it will have to sit for 5 more weeks which will be my next days off.
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Postby project » Wed May 18, 2016 1:44 am

finished boiler.
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Re: making use of some scrap laying around.

Postby JayD » Wed May 18, 2016 7:46 am

it's going to be a very special build when it's finnished... :handgestures-thumbupright:
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