In that case, when I needs a calculation you will have to pay me as hereabouts, anything that is "fun" has to be taxed, paid parking fee, fee for this or that. I charge a mere 50$ for "funning".Just glad to study the boiler. I enjoyed design work back between 1978 and 1990. Got a real kick from being able to say "This will work", or "this is right" after doing calculations, and being confident when giving work to the test guys that things would not fail. But boiler calcs are not within that experience so I am enjoying learning about those now. I am grateful to all who share their boilers with me so "I can have a play". Especially when I see both excellent workmanship displayed like yours, added to the imagination that you have applied to use your different skills to resolving various issues that crop-up along the way.
I think the trumpet bell chimney is great! Your interpretation of my guide to making a ceramic burner, and the result, make me feel that I am able to help.
I am simply doing this because it is fun!
And that is what makes retirement worthwhile.
Thank you Doug.
Yes, yes, that is all true, but just for having some "fun", nowadays, you must pay. For most people this talk we have would be "fun", but if it was fun for me, I might get charged (like a tax on breathing which someday someone will figure out how to do that), I might have to pay for it, so instead, this is "work", so I can't mbe charged for it. But for you, it is fun, so I will have to charge you. PLease send your 50$ to . . . .Hi Richard, Always glad to hear your comments. For me, "Fun" is what does the happy chemical thing in my brain... and the tax-man has not yet found a way of charging for that!
I know that Elliot Ness used the Tax-man to stop Al Capone's fun... but so far the modern day Elliot Ness is not (Yet!) on my tail!
When I do stuff for "free" - I do not charge, nor pay, so it becomes a zero-value transaction. The Tax on zero is always zero...
On everything else, I guess there is always some tax, and some spare besides, in case he missed something!
Stay safe and happy!
I might laugh, but that might be proof of "funning" so I won't. But it is very late here on the Left Coast of USA, are you up early or are you looking at the stars?Oh. I just realised. As for me it is "Fun" - and has no value to another, it carries no "value added tax" - so I won't have to pay the tax-man anything! - You do it all.
Like aluminum, you wouldn't want to cook with ANY aluminum, but some aluminums are worse than others. Those cast aluminum pots that one finds in the 3rd world are the worst kind of aluminum. So with copper, proper copper is no where near as dangerous as alu but silver, if used for long periods, can give you heavy metal poisoning. and as Steam Ken says abouve, if the silver is mixt with other metals . . . ? Personally, I would not do it. Why not try stainless? You can tig stainless.Just gotta ask. These things are copper brazed with silver. I have some stainless steel and a tip from a cappuccino coffee maker wand. I would think such a boiler would be safe for food.
Naughty.I was basically making fun. I posted a Facebook photo and I was asked if it was a cappuccino machine so of course I could not resist saying yes. My next project will be the horizontal version of the Clarkson vertical I posted and a 3” horizontal boiler. I’m deciding if I should go with a fire tube or water tube design.
OMG, I won't use alu for cooking even without the beryllium. I can taste it. 60 or 16? You should show us a close up without the hat. Jeez, I'm trying to work in a joke about your doglette, but It just escapes me. I had one last year about that size but my son and I took her on a walk about 11:00 at nite, someone, somehow snatched her as we didn't have her on a leash. There was NO-ONE to be seen anywhere. We don't know how they did it.I’m a software and electrical engineer. We live in cubicles protected from the elements. Coupled with the fact that my hair does not turn gray, but rather falls out in shame makes 60 look pretty good. Oh yes,... my pop made mom a frying pan from melted down automotive pistons. Nothing like breakfast with a little beryllium and food preservatives to keep a youthful appearance.