Originally Posted by DrJerryrigger
I haven't seen any small ones for sale either. It seems like there must be something available premade that could be a good start for a welding project, like a big SS funnel welded half of a SS tank, maybe a little keg....
How much pressure do you want this to hold up to? Brazing would likely do the trick, but will never be as strong as a good weld.
Thanks for the reply on this one - barring finding anything already available I was thinking the same thing: using a SS funnel welded to a small SS pot.
To answer your question, I was thinking about 15 PSI might work. I could braze or weld the relief valve of any off-the-shelf pressure cooker right on there since most of those are preset at 15PSI blowoff..
I found a 8 qt SS stockpot in Walmart tonight for under $7. I wandered around in the store with it for a bit and discovered that it marries up pretty nice to the SS 4.5 quart mixing bowl on a Hobart kitchen mixer. The two together is 3.5 gallons right there. So, I'm going shopping around the net tonight for price on replacement Hobart mixing bowl and thinking about that combination for a bit.
Welding of course would be desireable, but to be as shoestring about it as possible, it would be obviously cheaper to go buy a torch at Home Depot and silver braze and then finish grind it than to go buy a welding setup..If it would hold up to being watertight and staying watertight under pressure my wallet would rather braze than weld
I'm really interested in thoughts on this one.