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Offline Jason Willemse

Re: Steam Punk Atmos
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2018, 09:03:03 AM »
Copper will work. I have done this many times. It is useless to polish and use clear lacquer from a rattle can. You will spend about a day polishing one length of 20mm pipe and the clear lacquer will last about 10 months and then flake off. You need to coat it with very good automotive clear coat otherwise you are wasting your time.

Also prevent any short bends as you cannot feed the wires through these if you have two or more. Use a bending spring and pipe bender to create long radius bends.

No need to solder the pieces together. Once a clear coat has been applied to the pipes, you will have a press fit into the solder joining pieces.

Do not saw the pipes to length. Use a quality pipe cutter and expand the flattened inside lip with smooth rod. An old 4x4 shock's shaft works great.

Have fun!
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Offline Mars67

Re: Steam Punk Atmos
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2018, 09:10:46 AM »
I think it is a great idea. Looking at the copper pipes outside my house - to the outside taps there still has not formed any verdigris on them. They do go dull and more brown in colour so I think they will look good for a long time inside your room and even if they go brown it is still very much in the steam punk theme.

Offline Rodney_gold

Re: Steam Punk Atmos
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2018, 09:43:42 AM »
Good luck getting it past your spouse .... I have a very accommodating wife and even she would be  NONONONONONONO!!!!!
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Offline Jason Willemse

Re: Steam Punk Atmos
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2018, 09:52:13 AM »
Good luck getting it past your spouse .... I have a very accommodating wife and even she would be  NONONONONONONO!!!!!

Iím pretty sure she will be ok with it. Somehow Iíve gotten lucky with these things. I always find that anything can be acceptable as long as itís done tastefully and well executed.


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Re: Steam Punk Atmos
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2018, 10:26:29 AM »
i have built a HiFi rack using copper pipe.
cleaned it up with steel wool(not polished) heated it up with a blow torch and painted with spray mate clear lacquer.

8 years later and it still looks like the day i built it.

someone told me that i can make ice cubes with left over wine.
i am confused, what is left over wine?

Offline Trompie67

Re: Steam Punk Atmos
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2018, 11:04:56 AM »
Great idea - I think it will look awesome!

Post pics when you start!  :thumbs:
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Offline Jason Willemse

Re: Steam Punk Atmos
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2018, 12:51:52 PM »
Great idea - I think it will look awesome!

Post pics when you start!  :thumbs:
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Offline LouisF

Re: Steam Punk Atmos
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2018, 02:49:48 PM »
Trompie, and your wife says...?
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Offline Jason Willemse

Re: Steam Punk Atmos
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2018, 03:00:00 PM »
Trompie, and your wife says...?
She is already loving it.



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Offline Jason Willemse

Re: Steam Punk Atmos
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2018, 03:56:19 PM »
She is already loving it.



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Having lots of fun doing this!




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Re: Steam Punk Atmos
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2018, 04:05:22 PM »
Good luck with this. I think it will look awesome.
Following this thread with interest.

Offline kenvanraas

Re: Steam Punk Atmos
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2018, 05:25:09 PM »
^^^ +1

Offline Jason Willemse

Re: Steam Punk Atmos
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2018, 06:01:01 PM »
^^^ +1




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Offline rodga

Re: Steam Punk Atmos
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2018, 06:11:18 PM »
Looks awesome man!

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Re: Steam Punk Atmos
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2018, 07:17:10 PM »
Looking good, hope you are running some wire through before itís all in place just as a guide so you can pull the cables through the bends
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