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The Big Stogie flute build.

Postby Big Stogie » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:05 pm

The build is underway I started with the PC. It is 3” and has 7 - 1/2 tubes that are 16” long. I need to do some solder clean up cause I suck at making it neat apparently. I should have used some mask, white out or something but I will fix it . Next up is the RC and then the Gin Head. I have to weld some Farrell’s on my keg and make a stand for this but I think In 3 or 4 weeks we will be doing a sacrificial run .I will post pictures and design ideas as it happens here. Thanks to Detroit DIY and Bluefish for the parts and getting me some forward motion. I might just etch a cigar band on this PC ala Detroit DIY!
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Postby Big Stogie » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:26 pm

Forgot pictures, i just filled it with water and put a little pressure on it, no leaks ! :clap:
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Postby Big Stogie » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:10 pm

got the downcomers done and started the parrot. Pool depth is 3/4" with 3/4" down tubes. I still have to make the RC and then i will be in pretty good shape. I got all the parts for the Gin Head have to start laying that out after the last condenser.
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Postby pfshine » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:35 pm

Awesome work. Sure is a ton of knock down power in that pc. How many plates are you planning on and how are you placing them? Can't wait to see what's next.
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Re: The Big Stogie flute build.

Postby Big Stogie » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:43 pm

I have 5 plates and a 36” packed section that can go on top of that. The plates are about 5.5” apart
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Postby MoonBreath » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:50 pm

Very nice..
Gonna have a sweet still there. :thumbup:
5.5 good distance, beins small scale with packing, and gin head options.
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Postby pfshine » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:52 pm

Are you going to have a plate tree, solder them in place or place the plates between ferrules?
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Postby Big Stogie » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:26 pm

They go between ferrules, I got a great deal on some stainless tees with the sight glasses the should be here in a week or so I will post some pictures,
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Postby pfshine » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:46 pm

Gotta love modular. I'm planning on upgrading my current larger bubbler to modular with spray balls.
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Re: The Big Stogie flute build.

Postby Big Stogie » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:18 pm

Spray balls, damn you guys keep giving me more ideas :shock: :D
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Postby freefall » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:18 am

pfshine wrote:Gotta love modular. I'm planning on upgrading my current larger bubbler to modular with spray balls.

I am interested in hearing about this build.
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Postby Big Stogie » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:36 pm

I will have more things soon to post here, I ordered some spray balls to make a CIP modification
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Postby Big Stogie » Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:50 pm

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Re: The Big Stogie flute build.

Postby pfshine » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:00 pm

Awesome. Can't wait to see the progress.


freefall wrote: I am interested in hearing about this build.


As soon as I order the prices I'll start a build thread. I have four builds on the books just gotta buy some stuff.
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Postby freefall » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:51 am

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As soon as I order the prices I'll start a build thread. I have four builds on the books just gotta buy some stuff.[/quote]
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Re: The Big Stogie flute build.

Postby Big Stogie » Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:36 pm

I worked on the parrot today still
Needs clean and polish but I’m pretty happy so far on how things are going
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Postby MoonBreath » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:31 pm

Thats badass.
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Postby pfshine » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:47 pm

Great looking parrot. The dump valve is great to have. I usually fill one jar and dump the parrot in a cycle to keep any smearing to a minimum. I also just picked up one of those tiny hydrometers off cramazon, not bad for $6. It's less than half the length and width of a regular one so you only need an itty bitty parrot with about %15 the volume of a regular size one.
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Postby Big Stogie » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:25 pm

Thanks guys! Wish I had known about that little hydrometer it would be nice to have something smaller. I just ordered some new ones still waiting for them I have all my old ones too
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Postby Sungy » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:17 pm

Nice start. Im gonna be following!
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Postby DetroitDIY » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:17 pm

Good to see you in progress Big Stogie. I'm impressed with your projected completing time... or perhaps I'm just the slowest builder on this forum. I planed and a few months before I started posting, and I think i'm on month 13 since I started posting. I'm looking forward to your progress. Especially how the CIP works out... are you just adding a spray ball at the top of your column to condenser cross over?

pfshine wrote:I also just picked up one of those tiny hydrometers off cramazon, not bad for $6. It's less than half the length and width of a regular one so you only need an itty bitty parrot with about %15 the volume of a regular size one.


PFShine, let us know the accuracy/readability of that little thing. I like the size and implications for smearing, but will you be able to read it? Or is approximate good enough?
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Re: The Big Stogie flute build.

Postby Big Stogie » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:18 pm

your creation is thing of beauty, my creation is more of a workhorse and definity not the same caliber of workmanship that you displayed Detroit. I will build a beautiful one next but i figured I better learn thing thing first do i only have to build one more.
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Postby Big Stogie » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:28 pm

I also cheated a bit, i was able to have these made for far less than i could buy the materials to make them. and they got done in two weeks. will be here in a few days
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Postby MoonBreath » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:12 pm

Thats purty.
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Postby Shine0n » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:31 pm

Very nice work and nice cheat lol.

I have a 3.5' section of 3" type k copper tubing, just looking through the threads to see what I like and yours... I like!
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Re: The Big Stogie flute build.

Postby Big Stogie » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:02 am

got side tracked by life but I did get the rest of the bits finished up taoy to at least make a clean run and check for leaks, I will post up some pictures but I have decided that my solder skills suck I would be better off tig welding this. the only thing i have left to build is the carter head I am going to get some of the brass flanges from Still dragon these stainless ones are a pain.
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Re: The Big Stogie flute build.

Postby Big Stogie » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:37 am

We made a vinegar run and except for a couple small leaks it went good, I could not overpower the RC even running it wide open at 5500 witts. I put a couple gallons of water in and some old feints plus some other failed pot still jars and ran it again. A lot of green came out the start but cleared up and i got a few jars out. It ran at 180 in the beginning but dropped fast by the 5 quart it was down to 100 and i stopped the plates filled and then emptied from the bottom like a read it should. its going to take some time to get a handle on this. With the feints run i could not reduce the power enough to get full reflux so i suspect my old controller needs a tune up, the volt gauge was acting funny too. All in all it was a big success in my book just need to refine the process. Oh and one more thing I definitely need a radiator or something to cool the drum it got hot way to fast. I will see what i can mcgiver up, thanks for all the help from people here I will post some pics soon
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Re: The Big Stogie flute build.

Postby Big Stogie » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:12 am

her it is without the water lines i used push lock the first time around
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