Originally Posted by AussieTanker
Hey Ibn ...
that reactor looks great .....
what size CO2 tubing are you using ... it looks larger than the tubing that i am using on my reactor ..... more like the homebrew size ... can you please tell us what the transparent gizmo that the airline attaches to as it feeds into the reactor is please ...is there any chance of getting a clear pic of that please ..
also ... are the two halves that slip into the tees glued ......
thanks .. it looks like a great design
Thanks, AT. By CO2 tubing, are you referring to the blue tubing? That's just co2 tubing that I picked up awhile back. It's pretty thick in general and works well (shouldn't really matter on the inside, but will on the outside of the reactor). As for diameter of the reactor itself, the clear polycarbonate is 3", and the PVC connectors and endpieces are actually 2 1/2" (goes to tell you how much different the outer diameter of them are).
The clear piece that the airline attaches to is just an airline connector, that you can find at any store. If you need a bigger pic of it, I'll dig one of the connectors out and snap one later on. They're basically these:
Yup, the two halves are secured to the PVC via lots of PVC cement. Then on the exterior of it, weld-on #16 was applied to cover the seams (sealed like 4 times).
Here's a shot of the hole on the tee. A small hole was drilled through the tee and then a larger diameter drill bit was used to create a countersink for it.
Here it the airline connector glued on.
What it looks like on the inside.
Both halves of the reactor without the tee. You can see some of the glue on these pieces.