That would be simplest.
Part of why I asked about solder vs rivets vs both came from
reading about the restoration of George Washington's distillery.
So far as I can tell, that still is just riveted.
--- In email@example.com, "robertjusting" <robertjusting@...> wrote:
> Yeah, well it works the same. It would be better if you just solder it, it will completely seal off the still.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "suborbital@" <suborbital@> wrote:
> > Thanks Robert. I hadn't heard of the linseed mixture
> > before. It sounds like runny glazers' putty (the old
> > kind).
> > --- In email@example.com, "robertjusting" <robertjusting@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm not sure about your first questions. However about assembling a pot
> > > still, you may just solder it (just make sure you use a lead-free
> > > solder). Using only rivets will cause leaks unless you also solder it or
> > > paste some linseed oil mixture to seal off the spaces. These pages might
> > > be helpful:
> > > http://www.whiskeystill.net/pages/how-to-make-a-moonshine-still
> > >
> > > http://www.whiskeystill.net/pages/what-to-do-about-leaks
> > >