Search found 8 matches

by Buckeye
Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Successful 1st. run with VM Still
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: Successful 1st. run with VM Still

Great feeling ain't it. The only way to fully appriciate this hobby is experience.
by Buckeye
Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:10 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Will soldering a thermometer in place kill it?
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: Will soldering a thermometer in place kill it?

I cannot vouch for full on soldering, but what worked on my build involved heat. Using a 1/4 pipe thread to 1/8 compression fitting for a base, I drilled out the center to match thermometer stem. Then as the "olive" could not be drilled out to match the stem dia. I made a few turns of field dressed ...
by Buckeye
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Cheap Needle Valve Modification
Replies: 2
Views: 3124

Re: Cheap Needle Valve Modification

I'll have to dissasemble my needle valve and see if I can do this mod. With my luck I'll need a file.
by Buckeye
Wed May 27, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Weird Question Chemistry
Replies: 12
Views: 812

Re: Weird Question Chemistry

I have experienced the same thing with DWWG, in a combanation jug of stripped runs/tails. I believe that the "floaters" came from stripping to fast. I have since made the spirit run, and noticed no ill effects.
I am "still" figuring this out but I learn fast.
by Buckeye
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Coil winding Question
Replies: 9
Views: 839

Re: Coil winding Question

Thanks guys, A couple hours hooked to the garden hose salt is gone!
by Buckeye
Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: Related Electric Accessories
Topic: Q for Electric Keg Users
Replies: 31
Views: 3754

Re: Q for Electric Keg Users

I've got a element question. I just picked up a couple 120v elements and both of them have just over an inch of plastic near where they meet up with the base.
I am guessing that the plastic is there to prevent scale build up in its intended application?
by Buckeye
Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Coil winding Question
Replies: 9
Views: 839

Re: Coil winding Question

How long did you soak/boil it for? Water will definitely dissolve salt, eventually. Did you make sure the coil was completely filled with water? Just dropping it in water might still leave air pockets inside the coil that do not dissolve the salt. I've been fooling with it for several days. I guess...
by Buckeye
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: Coil winding Question
Replies: 9
Views: 839

Coil winding Question

Ok fellas, I've been reading up quite a bit on this site. I feel quite silly even needing to ask such a simple question.... But I can't for the life of me figure out how to get all the salt out of the coil I wound! I have tried searching this topic to no avail. To date I have: soaked it in water Boi...