Having the backplate allows me to do 95% of the plumbing and thats a lot of work.
It also allows me to do the final insulation / sealing work on the tank proper.
The call I got about my luxeons was bad news......The 45 lumen 'batwings' I wanted are 10 weeks out.They will literally be 'hot-off-the-press' , If I do order them.....I might go with a different model.we'll see.
I should have some plumbing preliminary pics tomorrow.
Nobody Is happier to see this moving forward more than myself , I assure you.
I've really missed the work.....well , that and I want to see this sucker run so bad.....I will not however , rush anything.
With this kind of engineering , rush=bad.
I actually got lucky with the backplate.If you go back in this worklog , you'll see where the 'old holes' of the backplate , were welded shut.I then refinished the plate.The drilling / threading process went through one of theses areas , and the threads show it , being broken off.......I expected this , but it was no problem ,The threads are well done , Thanks JP Metal !
I'll be werking most of the week on this , so the pics should start flowing.