Re: [new_distillers] Re: power source
- rakolam wrote:
Subject: [new_distillers] Re: power source
I completely agree. I too did the clock thing when I was a kid..
one of the all mechanical ones with the two bells on top with a
striker in the middle. I got the backing off, and *SPROING*... the
parts suddenly lept out of the casing. Oops. From then on it was
electronic clocks only, and then only until I found out what a 555
timer IC was. (snip)
Those were the days! :-) We were allowed to climb trees then too without
some PC idiot telling us it was 'too dangerous'.
Good luck with your project. Just think, if it works then you can have a
side order of fries with your booze! :-)
> I completely agree. I too did the clock thing when I was a kid..The secret to getting clocks and watches apart with out the parts
> one of the all mechanical ones with the two bells on top with a
> striker in the middle. I got the backing off, and *SPROING*... the
> parts suddenly lept out of the casing. Oops.
flying all over the place is to let the mainspring down before you
take any screws out of the bridges. The second largest problem is
cheap clocks and watches use a single plate to hold all the wheels and
escapment together more expensive ones use seperate plates (bridges)
for the train, balance, escapement, mainspring. If you dont know what
any of this means is best to leave your broken clock broken but complete.
Im working on still #2 the small carbonator tank (4 USG) worked great
but Im looking to bigger and more high tech. A friend left me 2 old
stainless firestone 15.5 USG kegs over the weekend the kind with a
hole in the side and top. the thing that really caught me was the
keyhole shaped bulge in the bottom perfect for fitting a heating
element into fron the side. I threaded a piece of stainless pipe to
take a water heater element planning to weld it in the side tomorrow.
For control I picked up a really cool foxboro temp controller takes
RTD in, on off control out, multiple set points ect...
Ive been lurking for awhile but the weather is getting cold and that
means time to work on things around the house where its warm.