How to cut through Stainless Steel using a Q-Max cutter

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'Standard' Kettle element - 38mm or 40mm . . . . I have a 40mm and all the kettle elements I have measured are 38mm (DOH!)

And standard 1/2" BSP nipple diameter is 20mm . . . more or less . . . 19mm if you want to thread it ;) . . . If you punch 20mm you will need to tickle it out a fraction with a file so its a snug fit.
 

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Is there any particular reason why you put the cutting die on the outside?
Wouldn't the "concave" effect be more friendly to the sealing washer if it was on the inside!
 

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Are they standard allen keys that you need with the Q-Max?

Off Topic..... :oops:
Anyone got that link to the SS supplier on ebay France? the one where Nadine is..
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Sorry.. on the keys.
..I sent away for a 20 mm for the tank connector and a 1.5 inch for the elements which works out at 38.1mm they sell them with their own keys...but I found that both keys are the same ...bugger....only needed to buy one to do both.

Also the 1.5 inch works great...the Tesco element fit like a dream :thumb:

Try Here they list them in size.... start with mm then they jump to imperial then back to mm
so they get most size's.

hope this helps :thumb:
 

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Boiler decommissioning
It's always a sad day when any brewing boiler is decommissioned :cry: :cry: :cry:



But hey, Yin & Yang... Old & New... Good & Bad...There's always something better that'll come along :hmm:
...It has, my shiny new boiler is about to be commissioned in the near future... :D :D :D

I'm sure you'd all like to wish me good luck regarding my new member of the family. :thumb:



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Welcome to Shiny World BB - Beware thought ..they multiply and before you know it you will have another :whistle:

Congratulations Brew Buddy :clap: Excellent Jobbie - Bet drilling those holes in the lid was a right B....rd :lol: :lol:
 

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I bought this Forstner Bit Set from screwfix a wee while back. I've used it to drill a hole in my plastic FV to take a tap for the little bottler, and I've also used one to cut through a huge wooden door to fit a massive padlock for my sister - the point in that is that it cut through nails and screws without much problem - It may well cut through thin stainless steel without to many problems.. :hmm: :hmm: :hmm:

If it would work, then for £26 you get 16 different sizes of cutters - not bad!!!
 

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Brill job BB... :thumb:
Looks like the dogs boll....testicles :rofl:

Did you go down the Q-max road??? for the holes??
 

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Dieseljockey said:
Brill job BB... :thumb:
Looks like the dogs boll....testicles :rofl:

Did you go down the Q-max road??? for the holes??
Hi DJ
Yep, I bought the cutters for £15.00 from a local tool supplier, decent quality and made in "ENGLAND", was well chuffed how easy they were to use.
Going to buy more SS stuff now to work on LoL :D

Thanks' for the size info DJ :thumb:

John
 

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Mods. can't this be edited and made into a sticky?? :D
This is a great how to regarding the main engineering towards a SS copper for members and a shame to loose it.... :hmm:

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It's got a nice new SS top on now for the steam extraction, works fantastic... :thumb:
I can brew in the shed during winter and all the steam goes outside and the heat from the boiler keeps me warm in the shed. :D




I LOVE MY Q-MAX CUTTERS!! :whistle:
 

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Wow... what a brill idea John with the pipe to the outside :thumb:
Why didn't I think of that one :whistle:

When we're back from holls I can see the Q-max cutters coming out and the same work on my 100L pot lid....because I will be brewing in a small brick outhouse...vent the steam Ya... :clap:
 

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BarnsleyBrewer said:
Dieseljockey said:
Brill job BB... :thumb:
Looks like the dogs boll....testicles :rofl:

Did you go down the Q-max road??? for the holes??
Hi DJ
Yep, I bought the cutters for £15.00 from a local tool supplier, decent quality and made in "ENGLAND", was well chuffed how easy they were to use.
Going to buy more SS stuff now to work on LoL :D

Thanks' for the size info DJ :thumb:

John

What Local supplier was that BB?

Did not realise how much they were, the costs are starting to add up!
 

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