Friday, November 25, 2011
I Said I Wouldn't Do It But I Did IT
The black pipe I used was a little more expensive than I remembered and what made it worse, I had to pay full price for the stuff.
I was afraid to use PVC inside the box because the plastic pipe is only rated for 180 degrees.
When the sun was out the other day the inside of the box was already at 180 degrees and the glass was not even sealed yet.
As you can see in this picture I used PVC pipe and fittings I already had once I got outside the Heating chamber.
All the black pipe is plumbed in now and I was able to pressurize the tank for the first time and check for leaks.
After no leaks were found, I sealed it up by putting a foam window sealer around the opening and then gently clamping the glass in place. I also put in a thermometer so I can see just how hot it gets.
The rain is suppose to set in tomorrow so I will have to wait till Monday for any sun. I figure while it's raining I will work on the inside plumbing and see how far I get with what I have on hand.
What made the day even better was the oldest girl came out to help dear old dad.
I caught her playing with my camera and a optic lens I had laying around.