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friendly1uk wrote:I'm thinking of a glass column. No different in price to copper. I can use a 2" tank connector from the boiler. It will take a mesh then the tube. Fill tube with whatever. At the top of the tube switch back to metal for the take off and condenser. Then you get to see the separation right the way up the tube, and take off at the top without need for any work to the glass. The top can be a bit wider to, aiding construction.
Just a little food for thought
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friendly1uk wrote:I keep searching, but the word 'exhaust' is not providing answers. Car exhausts I mean. Cheapest source for ss pipe and clamps. 314 but seems to be s314 not 314L which as yet I have not figured out. Lots stocked locally and assembled for good prices. Just pop to the tyre and exhaust center. But s314?
My tube is from an explosion proof light fitting. It sleeves the fluorescent tube. Stainless end caps as standard. Just where did I leave it though... I have drilled it with carbide tile bits, as diamond bits just fell apart. I may of moved units and lost it though. Thankfully... The place it came from is coming down soon. I might speak to the demolition guys if I get chance. I used it to water jacket a 400w lamp as matey thought it would keep it cool. The tube got so hot the damp wood it stood on was steaming in very little time, with my coolant warming nicely. Tiz good tube on them explosion proof fittings.
bearriver wrote:All stainless steel rusts at the welds until you repassivate it. The nickel on the surface is worn away exposing iron in the metal to oxygen (all steel contains iron). Iron + oxygen = rust that spreads like cancer.
FreeMountainHermit wrote:bearriver wrote:All stainless steel rusts at the welds until you repassivate it. The nickel on the surface is worn away exposing iron in the metal to oxygen (all steel contains iron). Iron + oxygen = rust that spreads like cancer.
Hmmmm, I used to weld stainless high temp & cold temp high pressure vessels for the pharmecutical/petro-chemical industry that were X-Ray & ultrasound tested as well as being in compliance with National Bureau of Standards,AWS and ASME standards in addition to having an insurance underwriter rep staring over my shoulder every step of the way.
halfbaked wrote:I have seen professionals use the same glass. All good but where you gonna get the SS tri clamp parts?
bearriver wrote: It's beyond me how someone can weld for 20 years or more and not know that. I do, and I dont even weld.
Based on your posts here and the mean PM you sent me, you have taken some kind of personal interest in me. I'm a real person who is maybe a little over-enthused to be here. It took me well over a year to save enough extra money to complete my build. I post a lot because I'm very excited talking with lots of very friendly folks about something that gives me passion. You are a grown man over half my age, and should act like it.
Im sorry for wasting all this thread space, I'm done.