Alex Holden (alex_holden) wrote,
Alex Holden
alex_holden

What I made last night

Last night I made the first of two fittings that will allow my new heater matrix to connect to Fenchurch's old plumbing. I just thought I'd share a few pictures as I'm quite happy with the way it turned out (no pun intended ;).


I started with this (1" round aluminium alloy bar):

And used this (my Taig/Peatol lathe):

To produce this (a big pile of swarf):

And this (the heater fitting):

Here it is next to one of the large aluminium pipes that came with the matrix and the rubber hose it will connect to (from this you should be able to see what I mean about the limiting factor in the heat output being the size of the old plumbing):

And here you can see how it fits into the heater matrix in place of the existing aluminium pipe:

Tags: engineering, fenchurch, morris minor, photos
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