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Boiler rebuild and new pot head

Post by Expat » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:11 pm

I've been working steadily on rebuilding my boiler, controller and subsequently my pot head condenser needed to be upgraded.

Pot head is 48" of 3/4" over 1/2". Reducing above the sight sight glass, 3" to 2", dropping from 2" to 1" to 3/4" above the riser. Wire wrapped inaode the condenser with a turbulator inside.

Plenty enough to knock down 5500 watts efficiently. During the cleaning run I was able to stabilize knocking down water steam, input was city water @68f, condensed steam @88f and output water @200f. The extra length is really doing its job well.

Completed setup finishing up the cleaning.
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Riser and reducer
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Water output and flow control
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3" column port, 2" Fill port, Sight glass and 3-2 cap reducer
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2" element port, element tc adapter, 5500 watt camco ripple fold element.
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3/4" drain
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Re: Boiler rebuild and new pot head

Post by Expat » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:16 pm

Continuing

Casters, 2" drain port reduced to 3/4" pre valve. Used the original sankey top port.
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Updated controller, 220v 30a, SSR and pot. Twist locks are my friend.
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Next will be the rebuild of my column to 3".
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Re: Boiler rebuild and new pot head

Post by Reverend Newer » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:04 pm

Love the site-glass in there like that, I'm about to go to 3" myself on the keg pot. 4" for the barrel.

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Re: Boiler rebuild and new pot head

Post by Expat » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:10 pm

Definitely helps to see the passive reflux and catch any puking before it rises.
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Re: Boiler rebuild and new pot head

Post by Expat » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:41 pm

Small upgrade to my boiler.

Decided to add a secondary port to my drain outlet so that I can pump backset from the boiler. Much easier than trying to disconnect the pipe from a hot boiler. :D

From the underside.
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From the top, connected to my floor drain pipe.
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Re: Boiler rebuild and new pot head

Post by Yummyrum » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:57 am

Nice one expat :thumbup:

Lots of good stuff going on there .

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Re: Boiler rebuild and new pot head

Post by Sunshineer » Tue May 21, 2019 10:04 pm

Love it.

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Re: Boiler rebuild and new pot head

Post by Expat » Wed May 22, 2019 3:00 am

Sunshineer wrote:Love it.
Thanks!

Also, reminded me that I haven't yet posted my updated Boka pics.
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