- I don't have a problem getting the pipe, a local scrap yard gets it all the time, my problem is with the ferrules.
I don't have the tools anymore to make them myself or to join the SS ones to my column. Thats why I wanted to buy one.
I agree, the postage from the USA is silly expensive unless you can get it into a flat rate box.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "PhilipWilson" <pgw@...> wrote:
> Google "54mm copper pipe" and you'll find lots of UK suppliers. I can recommend www.bes.co.uk, but they only sell 3m lengths.
> I bought stainless steel tri-clamp ferrules and clamps from a US website and paid silly postage, but at the time I couldn't find a reasonable UK alternative.
> I silver-soldered the stainless steel ferrules to the copper pipe with a high-temperature (high silver) solder. It's more or less like brazing, you can do it with MAPP gas. Be sure to use a flux suitable for stainless steel.
> Tri-clamp gaskets only last a few runs in my experience. I bought a sheet of nitrile rubber, I think 1.5mm thick, and cut my own now.
> Good luck!
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "made_it_myself" <doctorlawrencebrown@> wrote:
> > Hi Guys, I am in the UK where there is not a great market for this type of product at the moment, where could I buy a 2" (or 54mm) extension for my "water purification" still?
> > I would like to get an extra two feet or so with a tri-clamp ferrule at each end, I don't mind Stainless Steel or Copper, but I don't know where to look.
> > Any suggestions would be welcome.