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by Hound Dog
Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Starsan and Copper
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: Starsan and Copper

Antler, I don't know how much Star San costs, I am sure it is safe but have you ever wet a rag with vinegar and dumped salt on it then rubbed your copper still? Vinegar and salt paste work wonders on copper.
by Hound Dog
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: How many of you are alcoholics?
Replies: 177
Views: 29527

Re: How many of you are alcoholics?

I am a part time alcoholic. Fridays and Saturdays. Does that just make me an alcohol enthusiast too?
by Hound Dog
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Sharing stainless work connecting cap to boiler.
Replies: 72
Views: 22537

Re: Sharing stainless work connecting cap to boiler.

If you can't find Harris StayClean, which is the gold standard, Oatey liquid flux will work. If that fails muratic or hydrochloric acid will do the job, but be careful. You have to have Internet access in the UK right? I am positive they have welders there :eh: a welding shop can get this.
by Hound Dog
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Research and Theory
Topic: Measuring %ABV of sweetened spirit
Replies: 14
Views: 6023

Re: Re:

erlendurh wrote:
possum wrote:
vol of 100% alcohol if I have 1000ml of 96% abv alcohol os 960ml ?
Yes. That is why you never have 100% alcohol out of your still. It is 96% alcohol.
by Hound Dog
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: S.S. Borosilicate Sight Glass
Replies: 39
Views: 5422

Re: S.S. Borosilicate Sight Glass

I use a copper ring wrapped in PTFE I used to use everlasting gaskets but don't like how the cardboard seems to get wet and soft. There is also a soft PTFE seal that Bearriver used that was great but kind of expensive. You mention that the cardboard gets wet and soft when wrapped with PTFE tape. Wo...
by Hound Dog
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Need part - Can't find. Modfied Y column extension.
Replies: 11
Views: 1034

Re: Need part - Can't find. Modfied Y column extension.

> https://stainlessandalloy.com/stainless" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow ... -laterals/ $202 for the 304 SS 2" ... that's expensive. Try here. https://www.brewershardware.com/2-Tri-Clover-Clamp-Instrument-Tee.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="n...
by Hound Dog
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: movable joint for leibig
Replies: 22
Views: 1325

Re: movable joint for leibig

But need to have a movable union to be able to collect under. Can someone offer up the name of the popular union and perhaps a linky for me. Have a blessed day. Triclamp fitting. https://www.brewershardware.com/TC05FER14AMP.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow https://...
by Hound Dog
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 639
Views: 74479

Re: rifles

ok,,,Everybody done showed off the "A-salt" big bad "Black" guns. me included. now lets see the work horse, pull out the bad ass old milsurp you got. that old K98, or enfield, wanna see some mausers up in here. extra points for a 03A3. or a 30 cal carbine Ok, here is an original Remington 03A3 with...
by Hound Dog
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 639
Views: 74479

Re: rifles

Here we have a constitution that the founders of our country wrote so that we could not be subdued to become subjects again. And yes there are plenty of people here that live in denial and wish for a nanny state. Not being political, just answering your question. I wouldn't be too complacent if you...
by Hound Dog
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What's Your Pet Peeve?
Replies: 114
Views: 7004

Re: What's Your Pet Peeve?

:lol: Dads pet irk are subies that leave their crap for the builder/contractor to clear up. I saw him spit it one day and he got all of us to pick up all the rubbish and fill the back of the sparkies van (and I main fill) . The look on their faces when they went to chuck their tools in the back was...
by Hound Dog
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 639
Views: 74479

Re: rifles

i wish we had a gun lobby in Canada........ does similar nanny state exist in your world? Here we have a constitution that the founders of our country wrote so that we could not be subdued to become subjects again. And yes there are plenty of people here that live in denial and wish for a nanny sta...
by Hound Dog
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: How many of you are alcoholics?
Replies: 177
Views: 29527

Re: How many of you are alcoholics?

Fill that corny with whiskey to have on tap!
by Hound Dog
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: silicon tape
Replies: 23
Views: 4707

Re: silicon tape

Since ptfe is teflon, glue does not stick to it. It cannot have an adhesive back for this reason. Buy some and you will see.
by Hound Dog
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: How many of you are alcoholics?
Replies: 177
Views: 29527

Re: How many of you are alcoholics?

My wife and I drink on Friday and Saturday nights. Yes we overindulge but we are at home on the mountain so he'll with someone who don't like it. I don't usually drink during the week because I have to get up and be sharp at work.
by Hound Dog
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Other Hobbies and Projects
Topic: rifles
Replies: 639
Views: 74479

Re: rifles

ok,,,Everybody done showed off the "A-salt" big bad "Black" guns. me included. now lets see the work horse, pull out the bad ass old milsurp you got. that old K98, or enfield, wanna see some mausers up in here. extra points for a 03A3. or a 30 cal carbine universal 30 cal... strip 002.JPG Damn. You...
by Hound Dog
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Started building
Replies: 82
Views: 7309

Re: Started building

I find triclamps worth every penny. They have saved me massive time and headaches since I have changed over to them. But each his own.
by Hound Dog
Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What's Your Pet Peeve?
Replies: 114
Views: 7004

Re: What's Your Pet Peeve?

My pet peeve is pet peeves.
by Hound Dog
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Boilers
Topic: Started building
Replies: 82
Views: 7309

Re: Started building

Be prepared for grief about edpm.
by Hound Dog
Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What's Your Pet Peeve?
Replies: 114
Views: 7004

Re: What's Your Pet Peeve?

Link doesn't work contrahead Sorry. I think there might have been a space in my original link. Try it now. https://www.youtube.com/embed/2QOwAJ2ez6U" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow Doesn't matter how many facts or realities you show or present, it won't change because ...
by Hound Dog
Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: What's Your Pet Peeve?
Replies: 114
Views: 7004

Re: What's Your Pet Peeve?

Brutal wrote:I hate it when people call a magazine for a gun a "clip." This bothers me much more than it should. I mostly don't care what people say.
Have to agree with you on this one.
by Hound Dog
Wed Oct 19, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 4" or 3" preference?
Replies: 43
Views: 3394

Re: 4" or 3" preference?

I hate typing on my blackberry lol, The length of 48" is total, 11" deflag included. I'm ooking a the 4" and thinking what a shame it would be to butcher it by making it short or adding a 45 to it. So, I think i'll go 3" on this built with lava rocks or scrubbies an then later built the 4". How sma...
by Hound Dog
Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Oooops...Need Advice Operating My 3" Copper Dephlegmator
Replies: 112
Views: 8591

Re: Oooops...Need Advice Operating My 3" Copper Dephlegmator

What Cranky just pointed out is impressive. I know I tried a SS floor drain cover once and it flooded. I just have a grid made from soldering 2 Guage wire criss cross. It is only three in each direction so it is quite open. Just big enough so large lava rocks don't fit through then smaller ones on t...
by Hound Dog
Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Rum
Topic: Need A Rum Experts Advice
Replies: 127
Views: 10348

Re: Need A Rum Experts Advice

My beagles have always liked rabbit raisins the best.
by Hound Dog
Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Oooops...Need Advice Operating My 3" Copper Dephlegmator
Replies: 112
Views: 8591

Re: Oooops...Need Advice Operating My 3" Copper Dephlegmator

I replaced it with a lower micron screen. You are measuring the part holding up your packing in microns and still wondering why your column is flooding. You know a sieve plate on a column has hundreds of 1/16" holes and it holds a liquid bath with no packing dumping on it. I wonder how that compare...
by Hound Dog
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: What Not To Use/Do
Topic: Proofing With Distilled Bottle Water
Replies: 17
Views: 4195

Re: Proofing With Distilled Bottle Water

I use s distilled water because the well water minerals will cloud it. I did get one jug of supposed distilled water that clouded up some neutral. Switched to a different brand of water and didn't get any clouding with the same batch. Guess the water wasn't really distilled in that jug....
by Hound Dog
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: My shotgun build
Replies: 27
Views: 4625

Re: My shotgun build

Yup. Free ain't free if it ain't done.
by Hound Dog
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Idea for a Pot still head
Replies: 165
Views: 16946

Re: Idea for a Pot still head

Swedish Pride wrote:I got one of these,
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a bit extra work, but worth it to me
Excellent! :clap: Triclamp trumps a union every time :thumbup:
by Hound Dog
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Carbon Filtration Concerns
Replies: 18
Views: 1951

Re: Carbon Filtration Concerns

If the resin or KDF are a concern and you really want the carbon, I bought a 5 lb bag of Coconut Shell Granular Activated Carbon from amazon last year for around $20. And just like that you have invalidated all of the $$$ that i spent on scent lock hunting clothes. I guess i don't understand your r...
by Hound Dog
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Condensers/Cooling Methods
Topic: Oooops...Need Advice Operating My 3" Copper Dephlegmator
Replies: 112
Views: 8591

Re: Oooops...Need Advice Operating My 3" Copper Dephlegmator

I replaced it with a lower micron screen. You are measuring the part holding up your packing in microns and still wondering why your column is flooding. You know a sieve plate on a column has hundreds of 1/16" holes and it holds a liquid bath with no packing dumping on it. I wonder how that compare...
by Hound Dog
Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 4" or 3" preference?
Replies: 43
Views: 3394

Re: 4" or 3" preference?

I get way better efficiency out of lava rocks than I ever did from mesh. You do have to break them up to the right size though. You should get to a neutral no problem with 48 inches but does that include the room over it you need for a reflux coil? Blue Fish is right, go 4 inch.