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Old August 22, 2008, 06:11 PM
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Nah that's a stick weld.

I don't have TIG capability yet , but it's on the list.

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Old August 23, 2008, 07:04 AM
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Am I correct to assume that the pipe will be covered with some sort of anti-condensation material (foam)?


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Cool !

Here's the vent connections sized and welded ;



Rough finished (it'll probably stay this way)



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I'll probably spend several hours working tomorrow too , so I should have more pics right away.

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Old August 23, 2008, 12:53 PM
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Nice Fab work. This sure is going to be a heavy beast, I LIKE.
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Old August 24, 2008, 06:21 AM
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Nice Fab work. This sure is going to be a heavy beast, I LIKE.
Heheh, transporting will be a slosh-and-go situation for sure.

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Old August 24, 2008, 07:07 AM
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i thought i've seen some insane mods before, that's until i read this! and i just love it
can't wait to see this once it's finished
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Old August 24, 2008, 01:11 PM
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Thx !
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Am I correct to assume that the pipe will be covered with some sort of anti-condensation material (foam)?
I'm not sure yet.

Ideally yes , however , this is a 'test-rig' kinda thing , so it's gotta be removeable if I do.I can't spray on foam or anything , because the top may require further fabrication down the road.

Also, as long as I don't run into 'ice-dam' issues , it does'nt matter if I get condensation on the top.It's Isolated from the rest of the tank , so a heat loss is less important there.

Besides , heavy frost looks cool.



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Heavy ? .... Transportation ? ....

Hahaha

The rig as it sits right now , is at least 400 pounds easily.That's with no piping , no pump,no liquid ,no dry ice , etc.....

I don't think it's ever going anywhere.

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With any luck I'll have a few pics later........going out to the shop now.

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The rig as it sits right now , is at least 400 pounds easily.That's with no piping , no pump,no liquid ,no dry ice , etc.....

LOL. Thats the first lan box I've ever heard of that needs a pallet jack.
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Old August 24, 2008, 03:51 PM
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Hehe ....it's only a lan box if I'm the one holding the LAN........It'll probably be 700 pounds ish.....but I'm just guessin.


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Top bolt holes drilled and sized ;



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Back of the case 'pre' shot.......



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90 seconds of 'nibbler' work later ;



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Rough vent cuts ;



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Vents tack welded to top.....




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More soon.....


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Old August 25, 2008, 06:46 PM
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I have started the process of welding the vent lines to the top ;


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The first set of welds is complete.

I'm doing it in stages to minimize the warping from the welds.



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I have started the process of getting the interior glass tank construction done :


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That's the bottom plate of borosilicate glass inside the original thinktank.

In that picture , it's spaced with 3/16" bootlace (the black string underneath) , but thats too much....I'm going out to get some 1/8" string/rope for the proper spacing tomorrow.

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Thanks alot for the previous advice, I have begun looking at going with Fluorinert for a smaller project then this.

One thing I did uncover is Fluorinert FC-77, it is good too -110 C and + 98C. Just wondering why you had chosen too go with Isopropanol?
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