kiwi-lembic wrote:Very Nice mate ..love the purpose built shed ,when you say sanitary fittings which application they used for those big 6 inchers and thier tri clamps for or are they actual keg connections from that canadian site ?
i been chasin that avenue this week but in copper/or bronze ... found a 4 " from a hydralic ram fitting off a tip truck
NineInchNails wrote:I've never seen them made of copper before accept from a couple of guys who had some 100-200 piece batches made for them in China and are selling them. Those were copper ferrules that can be clamped to a keg and common copper pipe can be soldered to the ferrule.
RyanS wrote:Looks great, do you have any trouble getting all the clamps to seal? I received a reply from this Chinese manufacturer http://china-rite.com/eproduct1.asp?ic=0&keyid=5 and I think judging from the price of another supplier will be very cheap, I'm wondering If I get tees & valves that already have ferrules I'll get away with very little welding to be done. what do you think?
Azframer wrote:NineInchNails have you tried what I heard was called draw filing the ferrules to take out the warp. You take the file and instead of filing the length of file you go side to side filing motion going from one side of ferrule to the other. I learned this in Metals class in 9th grade and it just popped in head when reading this. It is good for truing a surface.
Azframer wrote:Well I have a friend that is a mechanic and he had a brand new catalytic converter that had flange that was F'd up and I showed him that and it flattened it out nice. As far as the grove I don't know what will be left of it, all depends on how bad it is warped. But maybe a dremel tool to re-do the groove?
RyanS wrote:is there any reason in particular I couldn't use a single 62" column and have just copper packing all the way ?
kiwi-lembic wrote:whats your drawing program bud makin the pretty modeling pics? is it modelworks or similar
minime wrote:RyanS wrote:is there any reason in particular I couldn't use a single 62" column and have just copper packing all the way ?
It'll work but not efficiently. The reflux spreads nicely up top where high ABV vapor resides but lower in the column it form streams and tends to stick close to the walls. Centering collars achieve redistribution to center and the high vapor speed through the opening will re-atomize it into small drops kinda like a bubble plate.
NineInchNails wrote:Azframer wrote:NineInchNails have you tried what I heard was called draw filing the ferrules to take out the warp. You take the file and instead of filing the length of file you go side to side filing motion going from one side of ferrule to the other. I learned this in Metals class in 9th grade and it just popped in head when reading this. It is good for truing a surface.
I thought about doing something like that, I just didn't know exactly how I would go about doing it Thanks! I’m sure the method you described would create a flush surface from ferrule to ferrule.
I was wondering if doing something like that would accomplish the goal or not though. I honestly just don't know. For instance if the warped sealing faces of the ferrules were filed perfectly flush with the rest, what about the gasket groove? Wouldn't the gasket bottom out inside the groove where the ferrule was filed in comparison to the rest of the ferrule? If so ... I suppose I could simply file down a bit of the protruding portion of the gasket.
I'm definitely not shooting down your idea, just thinking out loud. My wife says I over-analyze and over-thing things too much
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