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Old 07-25-2008, 09:16 AM   #21
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so how exactly would you "safely" pressure test this? dry ice possibly?
Nah. Best way IMHO is to get a nice little airtight plug in one of those babies as a "test vessel" that you accept is going to die. Mount your CO2 hose in the airtight plug, and put the jug into a metal box or very *stout* wood that you know could handle shrapnel, or whatever it takes (though I'd imagine a metal trashcan/paint bucket would do fine).

You *SLOWLY* start to add pressure. Stop if you get to what, 30 PSI or whatever the pressure in your bottles would be. If they explode before then, you know how much pressure your design can take.

Also, even if they don't take a lot of bottle pressure, filling one up from a keg tap and then serving (or drinking) out of it would be farkin' groovin'. I'd be down for one of those just to drink out of while I blacksmith:



How much would you charge for a good porcelain jug? Both one that could stopper up and one that couldn't? I might have business for you. Private message me if you want to talk off list.


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Old 07-25-2008, 01:16 PM   #22
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so how exactly would you "safely" pressure test this? dry ice possibly?
hah... I was thinking air compressor + pressure gauge + safety goggles + lab coat... Put the pot in a cardboard box and find the 'blow up' pressure, then just assume that everything 10 or 20psi under that is about safe.


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Old 07-25-2008, 01:23 PM   #23
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Nah. Best way IMHO is to get a nice little airtight plug in one of those babies as a "test vessel" that you accept is going to die. Mount your CO2 hose in the airtight plug, and put the jug into a metal box or very *stout* wood that you know could handle shrapnel, or whatever it takes (though I'd imagine a metal trashcan/paint bucket would do fine).

You *SLOWLY* start to add pressure. Stop if you get to what, 30 PSI or whatever the pressure in your bottles would be. If they explode before then, you know how much pressure your design can take.
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How much would you charge for a good porcelain jug? Both one that could stopper up and one that couldn't? I might have business for you. Private message me if you want to talk off list.
Hey, didn't see this one -- but yeah, exactly my plan. Sacrifice one for the good of the swarm. I imagine they'll be able to take quite a bit of pressure. Porcelain is hard schtuff.

cool picture.

I've never really sold stuff before so I'll have to just keep track of costs and decide what's fair for labor. I'll PM you after work today (which I'm late to ).

You might wanna just drink out of a mug -- or stein though, right? is that what you meant by 'one that couldn't be stoppered?'
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:43 PM   #24
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Oh no I meant one of those kickass jugs. I have access to corks, and I'd just grab one. Not everything I drink is carbonated. I already have a 2 pint hardwood mug that has gotten me into so much drunk I can't begin to describe it, I'd love something a little more bombastic like the jug.
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:51 PM   #25
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I'm going home the first weekend of August to finish some pottery. I'll try and pour the moulds and then give you a quote on what the materials'll cost once I have a better idea of how inexpensively I can produce.

And I'd of course part with the original jug for a song more than the duplicates.
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:56 AM   #26
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Next project: Porcelain Conical!

 
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:32 AM   #27
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I want to see the plans for the "Steampunk Kegerator" you mentioned.
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:22 AM   #28
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Sorta...
fill it with water, plug it and attach air or CO2 line.
submerge it in a tub of water and pressurize.
when it finally breaks, you'll just get a couple broken pieces drifting to the bottom of the tub of water.
No explosion, no shrapnel.



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Nah. Best way IMHO is to get a nice little airtight plug in one of those babies as a "test vessel" that you accept is going to die. Mount your CO2 hose in the airtight plug, and put the jug into a metal box or very *stout* wood that you know could handle shrapnel, or whatever it takes (though I'd imagine a metal trashcan/paint bucket would do fine).

You *SLOWLY* start to add pressure. Stop if you get to what, 30 PSI or whatever the pressure in your bottles would be. If they explode before then, you know how much pressure your design can take.

 
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:57 PM   #29
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Sorta...
fill it with water, plug it and attach air or CO2 line.
submerge it in a tub of water and pressurize.
when it finally breaks, you'll just get a couple broken pieces drifting to the bottom of the tub of water.
No explosion, no shrapnel.

good idea! far less excitement that way... and also less potential to get a pointy piece of clay in your eye.
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:27 PM   #30
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Rogue Brewing in Oregon has a couple of H.G beers that are released in limited numbers in similiar type bottles, although I believe they had flip tops. Cool idea!



 
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