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Re: copper water heater

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  • jamesonbeam1
    Ahhhh Justin, Theres a difference between shouting and using capitalization for empahsis. Believe me - Harry was not shouting (you dont want to see
    Message 1 of 41 , May 2, 2008
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      Ahhhh Justin,

      Theres a difference between shouting and using capitalization for
      empahsis. Believe me - Harry was not shouting (you dont want to see
      that...:):). But comming from "THE MKO" around here, I would listen
      to what was said.

      If your going to take it out anyways, open it up and first see if in
      fact it was rivited and soldered or brazed - then take it from
      there. Since it was made in 1960, there is almost a 100%
      probablility that lead solder was used. All that is being suggested
      is check it out first before you waste time and effort (and money)
      turning it into a still.

      Remember first rule of distilling - "Better be Safe then Sorry..."

      Vino es Veritas,
      Jim.

      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, justin webster <mail@...> wrote:
      >
      > right,
      > obviously the entrainment bit is what I did not yet understand.
      > which is why I asked.
      > which is why it's NOT silly.
      >
      > and correct me if I'm .........WRONG again but isn't that the
      purpose
      > of this forum.
      > I have not built this still, I am simply asking you wonderfully
      > knowledgeable people for advice so I can be sure I'm safe.
      > and finally, after some completely unnecessary shouting and
      attitude,
      > I have my answer.
      > thankyou.
    • phenol90
      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, 2009
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        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.

        --- 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).
        > cheers,
        > justin
        >
        > 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____
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >
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