Brass tube from an unusual source!

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  1. ColinG

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    I was in my local charity outlet and these came my way.

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    Some of them will be made into pre-heater cups, the others will be kept for future projects.
     
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    A lucky and useful find!:thumbup:
     
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    @ColinG

    Lucky find. So what were they originally intended for?

    Regards Jeremy
     
  4. Thomas

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    Look like crimp rings for plastic pipe.
     
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    Napkin rings??? :-k

    I like your thinking :thumbup:... lookin forward to seeing to seeing the finished fettle!

    pb
     
  6. ColinG

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    @podbros wins the prize. It's a set of 10 napkin rings and the lady literally gave them to me as she didn't think anyone would want them! They'll be carefully split into two rings, a base will be added and a tube fixed in the middle. When that's done I will drill out the middle of the tube and clean everything up.

    I'll try to post some photos of the process.
     
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    Colin, can I put an order in for a couple of decent sized cups for getting the FL6s started?
     
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    Sure! I'll be in the workshop today or tomorrow. What's the diameter of the vaporiser.... same as the regular Tilley vapes?
     
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    Hi Colin, yes they have a standard 169 vapouriser. I’ll have a dig around, I think I might have some napkin rings somewhere, if I can find them, they’re yours!
    Thanks mate.
     
  10. ColinG

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    No problem. Any narrow copper or brass tube is always helpfull too.
     
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    I had a very similar idea , I used a copper 28 mm copper pipe stop end ( come in various sizes i.e.
    22 mm ) to create a preheater for a modified coleman lamp , I just drilled out the centre and soldered a
    a suitable ( oversize ) copper pipe to slip over the vapourizer tube , cut to size and hey ho ... a preheater cup for meths etc cost 90 pence plus my labour of course ... works great:thumbup:
     
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    I had a go at making a shallow but wide pre-heater but my gas torch is empty so I tried to use one of my stoves to create the heat. Disaster! It's completely uncontrolable and you'd need about 5 hands. Both times I tried I ended up 'burning' the brass and the joint fell to pieces! It'll work but I need more has!
     

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