More Pyromania Lessons

OK Time to continue with the
Weapon of Mass Destruction:  The
Flammenwerfer
This part of the game, again
the disclaimer:
DISCLAIMER: 
I AIN’T RESPONSIBLE FOR SHIT. 
I KNOW NUTHIN’ I HEAR NUTHIN’ AND I SEE
NUTHIN’.  
THIS’S STRICTLY FOR ENTERTAINMENT
PURPOSES 
AND IF YOU ARE CRAZY ENOUGH 
TO FOLLOW THE BOUNCING BALL, ITS -ALL- ON
YOU.
Ok Nuff said.  If’n y’all ARE crazy enough to go through
with this, you’ll be pleased.  Slightly
Scorched
but very well pleased with the results.  Today: 
We’re gonna tackle the main Tank Prep, as in Prepping, drilling and
tapping, then installing the bayonet valve that the hose will be attached
to.  For this evolution, You’ll need the
following part:
20 lb CO2 Tank https://amzn.to/2muHXH0
And the Tools to use:
Drill
press with 1/2” chuck -or- (b) Power drill with 1/2″ chuck
1/2”
drive socket wrench
9/16”
8-point socket 1/2” drive 
1/2”
Dewalt pilot-point drill bit
37/64”
Drill bit
3/8″-18
NPT thread tap
Cutting
oil

Setup is as Follows.  At this point you’ve reattached the newly
built Universal Filler Valve and tightened it down when performing your
pressure/overpressure test.  With it set
in the drill press (or workbench) measure out 90 degrees on either the left
side or right side. 

Because the hose that feeds
the fuel to the nozzle is only 3-4 foot long (I used a 3 foot hose) you need to
insure that you cut in on the correct side of the tank.  If yer a righty, cut on the right side.  If’n yer a southpaw, cut left.  Once you unfuck yerself on the whole
left/right thing, just realize that the pressure container, the 24oz CO2
Tank
https://amzn.to/2moGdzl is going to be centered on the back of the tank on
your frame.
Once you have the side picked out, Remove the Universal Tank Filler / Pressurization
System. 
Mark the side you want to
use roughly one inch from the bottom. 
Once you have the tank stripped down, roll it 90 degrees up to the side
you wish to drill.  Measure ONE INCH from
the base of the 20 lb CO2 Tank and https://amzn.to/2muHXH0  and then prep
to drill. 
Make sure the tank is
secure.  Squirt a lil cuttin’ oil on the
spot your going to drill.  Using the 1/2” Dewalt pilot-point drill bit, begin cutting into
the tank -SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY-
You’ll be getting a huge amount of shavings and keep adding the cutting
oil as needed.  Take your time and do it
in stages is my approach.
This is your starting
hole.  Once it’s cleanly punched through,
change out to the larger finishing bit, the 37/64”
Drill bit.
  Add more cutting oil,
and cleanly cut out the remaining metal, expanding the hole to 37/64ths.
OK.  So now you got the hole.  Take the square side of the 3/8″-18 NPT thread tap into the 9/16” 8-point socket 1/2”
drive
and insert the threaded side of
the 3/8″-18 NPT thread tap into the 37/64” hole. Begin cutting the threads by
turning the 3/8″-18 NPT thread tap clockwise ensuring that the 3/8″-18
NPT thread tap
is perpendicular to the surface of the large
tank.  
The is NO SUCH THING AS BEING
TOO CAREFUL OR SLOW! 
 Make sure you cut slowly, adding cutting oil regularly
so’s the thread cutter doesn’t get bonded or stuck to the metal. Continue
cutting until only 6-7 threads of the 3/8″-18
NPT thread tap
are exposed above the
surface of the large tank.  This -should-
complete this evolution.
Step Two: Rinse out the tank.
Now that you’ve drilled and
tapped the tank, you HAVE to make sure you get ALL of the little fiddly bits of
shavings and metal out of the tank.  Very
carefully so as to not to damage the threads, use an old toothbrush or gun
cleaning toothbrush to remove any clinging bits of aluminum around the tap
hole.  Blow out / shake out all remaining
bit.  Me? 
I triple rinsed with water, shaking the shit out of the tank to make
sure it was clean.  One itty-bit of metal
in there when yer doing ‘flame on’ can cause BIG “Fiery-Ball-O’Death” Issues.  Big Safety Tip:  Thoroughly clean the tank.
Step Three:  Install the feeder nipple.
Parts Needed:
Male Quick Disconnect x 3/8” Male NPT https://amzn.to/2mPuxpg
20 lb CO2 Tank https://amzn.to/2muHXH0 (Now with hole drilled and tapped)
Yellow Teflon Tape
Tools Needed:
1/2”
drive socket wrench
11/16”
deep socket 1/2” drive
Take the Male Quick
Disconnect x 3/8” Male NPT
and wrap two to 2.5 times around the threads.  Mate up the threads to the 37/64” hole and
thread it in.  Once you have it cleanly
started, finish securing it completely to the tank using the socket wrench and 11/16 drive.

Annnnnnd more to go… we’re
almost completed on the hard stuff…  the
rest is pretty easy.  Lotsa pressure
checks and a bit more modifications to the pressure washer wand, but for the
most part, some of y’all cool kids make be able to figure out the rest…. Otherwise
stay tuned and we’ll have ‘er dun by Friday of this coming week.
Gotta go git the grandbaby outta the tub… NGFFgave her a soakin but I gotta go git’er out and git’er down for -hopefully- a nap… swear to God she hasn’t stopped moving for more than 5 minutes at a spell…
Until later, I’m The Run Ragged I.R.
Big Country

By BigCountryExpat

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