My first flute?

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My first flute?

Postby Uppnsmoke » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:57 pm

What do you think of this one https://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Alcohol-Dist ... nav=SEARCH . Would you buy it?
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Re: My first flute?

Postby Yummyrum » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:28 am

Iff’n I did ‘t have the skills or time to build myself a Copper one then yes that does look like a pretty reasonable deal . Just still have to get yourself a boiler , elements and controller or a gas setup .

Personally I’d like a bit more copper in the system .... but that's just me .

EDIT : however seeing this is gonna be your first flute , that kinda implies , there might be another . Yeah .... snap this one , do some learning , check out its limitations so next time you know what you want .
kinda reminds me of my son .....first Drum kit , sounded Ok ...better than the pots and pans in the kitchen ......but sounded much better when he bought his Pearl Export kit :think:

You gotta wonder when the seller describes the parrot fore-shots dump valve as
1*stainless parrot with sampling valve
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Re: My first flute?

Postby Saltbush Bill » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:33 am

Id be a bit carefully about buying one , I vaguely remember someone saying that the build quality of some of the ones mailed direct from china can be a bit dodgy
The others that are sold after being imported from china by people who are and have been in the hobby for ages are checked for quality before being on sold as far as I know.
My main gripe would be that its all stainless....I just plain out don't like stainless stills.
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Re: My first flute?

Postby Swedish Pride » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:49 am

I think it looks good, very keenly priced for sure.
you can always add more copper to the vapour path yourself if you feel you need it.

Looks like the gaskets are blue? I'd replace them with some PTFE ones, or wrap the ones you get with 3-4 wraps of plumbers tape.
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Re: My first flute?

Postby Uppnsmoke » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:43 pm

There are copper bubble caps and was planning on using some copper mesh also and was going to buy some ptfe gaskets.
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Re: My first flute?

Postby Swedish Pride » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:31 am

Uppnsmoke wrote:There are copper bubble caps and was planning on using some copper mesh also and was going to buy some ptfe gaskets.

If I were you I'd aks the lads in the stills from China thread, seems they got more gear for not much more.
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