Blanking off Bialaddin tanks for pressure test?

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  1. steerpike451 United Kingdom

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    I need to pressure test a couple of tanks, and was wondering about the best way to seal off the pricker control to do it .For Tilleys I've got a scrap vape with the end crimped over, and I've blanked off a Guardsman tank by screwing the bush in on top of a penny- so what would you advise?
    Scrap W&B vape, appropriately sized bolt screwed into the tank,or what?
    Thanks.
     
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    If you have a scrap or bad Bialaddin/Vapalux vaporizer then you can solder the top aperture and use it to pressure test your fount. You can do the same thing with a Tilley vaporizer.

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    A Tilley control cock has the same thread as a Bialaddin pricker control, so you can pressure test those tanks by fitting a Tilley GF control cock to them.
     
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    Jeff, I didn't know that the control cocks for the Tilley and Bialaddin use the same thread, so what a great idea.
     
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    Hello Norman, it means that only one testing rig is required, my rig consists of a fully functional brass GF control cock and a completely carboned up 606 vapouriser.
     
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    Excellent.
     
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    @JEFF JOHNSON thanks for that tip about the Tilley GF control cock fitting the Bialaddin. I’m about to fettle a Bialaddin 300X as we speak.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    The GF cock is the one used on the R1? Cos if so I've got one in the workshop, and a crimped Tilley vapourer to fit in it.:)
     
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    You are welcome Pete.
    The GF control cock is used on the R1.
     

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