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Old 02-18-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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Found a old 1/2 barrel in the scap yard yesterday. I tore into it this afternoon. Cut the top out, welded in 2-3/8 fittings, built a false bottom, and a lid. Not bad for 2 1/2 hours. I'm going to build a cart next to mount everything too.

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Old 02-18-2012, 02:18 AM   #2
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What did you use for the false bottom material?

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Old 02-18-2012, 03:21 AM   #3
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What did you use for the false bottom material?
I cut the 2 halves out on a water jet. I had the hinge and handle laying around. Which originally came from mcmastercarr. Material is 16ga 304ss
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:25 PM   #4
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Finishing up the cart.. Just realized i should have got locking casters. Its going to roll around while stiring. Starting on a new rims tube now.

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Old 04-02-2012, 01:11 AM   #5
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Just finished the rims tube

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Old 04-02-2012, 01:26 AM   #6
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Looking clean so far, can't wait to see the finished result!

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Old 04-02-2012, 03:40 AM   #7
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How did you make that RIMS tube?
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:43 AM   #8
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:28 AM   #9
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I fab it from raw material. 1 1/2 tubing, 2- 3/8 half couplings, a 1/4 half coupling for the temp sensor, and I machined a end cap with 1in Npsm threads in it for the heater. The conduit box I made with sheet metal end caps and piece of 3in tube. All 304 stainless, tig welded and electro polished.

I'm thinking I may remake it thou because I think i may put a tri-clamp on the end. Then thread a cap to put the heater in so it can be removed easy, to clean the element.

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Old 04-02-2012, 12:47 PM   #10
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You... are... a... god. I know so because I could barely understand what you were saying. How much to have one made?

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