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Copper Flange

Postby Bsnapshot » Mon Jan 04, 2010 1:05 pm

I see this sight with a copper flange that could possibly used to attach a copper head to a SS pot. Dose anyone know if this one would be OK to use?

http://www.drillspot.com/products/33171 ... 1-2_Flange
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Re: Copper Flange

Postby olddog » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:27 pm

Its made from a copper alloy, and it states "for non-drinking water", I think that should be a warning for you. A hell of a price too, I would rather make my "easy flange", costs nothing except the time to make it.
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Re: Copper Flange

Postby CoOkEd » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:53 pm

It states that the flange is made with copper alloy C84400. It contains 7% lead as per this site: http://www.efunda.com/glossary/materials/alloys/materials--alloys--copper_alloy--cast--uns_c84400.cfm

UNS C84400 is a Leaded Semi-Red Brass grade Cast Copper Alloy. It is composed of (in weight percentage) 81% Copper (Cu), 3% Tin (Sn), 7% Lead (Pb), and 9% Zinc (Zn). Other designations of UNS C84400 copper alloy include UNS C84400 and ASTM B584.
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Re: Copper Flange

Postby rad14701 » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:51 pm

Yum...!!! Lead and Zinc... Sign me up... NOT...!!!
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Re: Copper Flange

Postby Bsnapshot » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:02 pm

Thats what I thought but I just wanted to get other opinions
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Re: Copper Flange

Postby pumpman » Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:09 pm

If you have the money and don't mind spending it to make somthing that looks real nice you can call Grainger they have the tri clamps and copper tri clamp fittings. Best of all no goverment watch list. They might not know what you are talking about at first so you should pick up one of their books and have your order ready when you call.
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Re: Copper Flange

Postby pumpman » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:02 am

Been thinking about that flange if you insert the pipe all the way in and do a good solder job on it it should seal it well enough to keep the flange matireal out of the vapour path. But as I've been told many times the choice is yours to make. There are better alternitives.
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Re: Copper Flange

Postby toofless one » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:43 pm

Govt watchlist???? what are you talking about and how can one find out more info about who is on a "watchlist"??? :shock: :!:
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Re: Copper Flange

Postby rad14701 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:53 pm

toofless wrote:Govt watchlist???? what are you talking about and how can one find out more info about who is on a "watchlist"??? :shock: :!:

I think pumpman was referring to the fact that the government can have access to all breshop records upon demand... That means if you buy from them you could end up on a watchlist depending on what your purchase... BATF doesn't need a warrant for record access due to licensing as I recall...
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Re: Copper Flange

Postby toofless one » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:45 pm

ahhh, i see. that makes sense. thanks.
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Re: Copper Flange

Postby cornwhiskey » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:14 am

Bsnapshot wrote:I see this sight with a copper flange that could possibly used to attach a copper head to a SS pot. Dose anyone know if this one would be OK to use?

http://www.drillspot.com/products/33171 ... 1-2_Flange


Here is what you want.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#copper-pipe-fl ... es/=5ef1gn

Buy the 1" and use a copper reducer if you want a larger diameter column. Since it's the cheapest one.
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Re: Copper Flange

Postby WalkingWolf » Tue Feb 16, 2010 3:37 pm

Re: Copper Flange
by pumpman » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:09 pm

If you have the money and don't mind spending it to make somthing that looks real nice you can call Grainger they have the tri clamps and copper tri-clamp fittings


Pumpman (or anyone else for that matter), can you share some insight on the fittings from Grainger? I have searched the Grainger site and can't seem to come up with them.

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Re: Copper Flange

Postby Xzandius » Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:08 pm

I have the same flange on my still. I ordered it from Grainger. I did however insert a 2" copper pipe all the way through the flange before soldering. The pipe sticks into my SS lid to catch the vapors. Works great!
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Re: Copper Flange

Postby Mashy » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:17 pm

Just got a Mueller 2" flare tool for $39.99 off ebay. It is used but who cares, it's solid steel. Thanks for the idea! :thumbup:

I do have one question though. Is reaming necessary to get the right flare? I'm not thinking so but just want to be sure.

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