Re: copper water heater
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, justin webster <mail@...> wrote:
> >> That copper water heater would be worth some decent money
> >> as scrap copper! I'd call around and see how much I could getfor
> >> it, and then take that money and buy something known to be safedown
> 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 arm where leached lead can run
> into the collected distillate.quite
> my concern is that if significant quantities of lead were leaching
> into the wash, repeated backsetting could get the lead levels
> 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
> braze over it to minimise any potential risk.Leaching and vaporising are two entirely different things. Please
don't confuse them.
Leaching is a dissolving of the mineral or metal (in this case Lead)
into a transport medium (water & ethanol are both very good at it).
Vaporising is a change of state from liquid to gas.
The Lead won't vaporise but IT WILL LEACH! And Lead is a cumulative
poison, meaning that it STAYS in the body. It is not excreted by
normal bioprocessing means.
- 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.
--- 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____