- ... well, that takes the fun out of it now doesn t it! it certainly seems like the only real danger with lead is if it is present in the condenser or lynne armMessage 1 of 41 , May 1, 2008View Source
>> That copper water heater would be worth some decent money simplywell, that takes the fun out of it now doesn't it!
>> as scrap copper! I'd call around and see how much I could get for
>> it, and then take that money and buy something known to be safe
it certainly seems like the only real danger with lead is if it is
present in the condenser or lynne arm where leached lead can run down
into the collected distillate.
my concern is that if significant quantities of lead were leaching
into the wash, repeated backsetting could get the lead levels quite
even still, it should forever remain in the pot and never vaporise.
I guess I could always grind or melt out most of the solder and then
braze over it to minimise any potential risk.
- Hey Justin, Did you ever get around to doing anything with that hot water copper tank of yours? I m thinking about a similar project. Cheers, J.Message 41 of 41 , Aug 6, 2009View SourceHey Justin,
Did you ever get around to doing anything with that hot water copper tank of yours?
I'm thinking about a similar project.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, justin webster <mail@...> wrote:
> thanks guys,
> sounds like it's worth a shot and a bit of fun too.
> I already have the gear to cut it open, strip it back and re-solder
> so it's probably do-able.
> I'll let you know what I find (when I get round to it).
> On 2/05/2008, at 10:01 PM, jamesonbeam1 wrote:
> > Good Point Billy,
> > But try almost 50 years old (this is 2008 right? :):).
> > Vino es Veritas,
> > Jim.
> > --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "billy.turf" <billy.turf@>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > I wonder, If lead is sooo good a leaching, then wouldn't it already
> > > be pretty much all gone out of a 30yr old water heater? Everything
> > > you would add would be without lead of course, but just how much
> > > solder would be used in such an old heater? The amount of
> > leaching is
> > > going to be proportional to the amount of time that it sits in there
> > > too... that's not gonna be a long time.
> > ____snip____