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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 12:57 pm
by tribaloverkill
Gawd I am tired! Did a double at the hospital yesterday:( It sucked. I think I think I'll go torture sponge bob now:) Come here you yellow M@#$%^&*er! LOL. Anyways,... Update!

Nov-24-2005

Ok,... this is the revised reservoir. Here I am using the tool box to heatsink the body cool. It cools it off quick. I am sanding it down to size.
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Perfectly straight.
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Exactly 4.5":)
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This res body was cut down by a coarse disc. See the difference from the first? Very nice.
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4 major pieces raw,....
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... to their general sizes.
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Still chamber ring. Going to sand away everything except for the tape. It's about 3/8" in height.
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Stacked. I'll explain teh still chamber in the next update.
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To the next update.

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 12:59 pm
by tribaloverkill
Nov-25-2005

First,... these reservoir are being designed mainly for larger OD systems such as 1/2" and 3/8". 1/4" system will still work, just not as well. Take for instance this spinning reservoir. The 1/4" will most likely be spinning it slooow. I want slow but it might be slooow. I dont know this for sure just yet. But as I said I have lrager OD systems in mind. This first video,... is 1/2" OD system. It's a DD D4 pump and the reservoir,... nothing else. With everything else attached it will be spinning alot alot slower, how slow I dont know. I have to hook everything up once the revised is done. If I hooked this one up with everything it would probably still be spinning to fast so the revised has been slowed down a bit by changing the port positions. This is a 1/2" system,... OH and the video is crap! It doesnt even look like this in person,... so much better. My camera isnt all that good with video:( but you should get the idea.
http://www.tribaloverkill.com/studio/worklogs/Nov-08-2005_xPO352r/Nov-25-2005/Nov-25-2005_12Barb.wmv

3/8",....
http://www.tribaloverkill.com/studio/worklogs/Nov-08-2005_xPO352r/Nov-25-2005/Nov-25-2005_38Barb.wmv

1/4",...
http://www.tribaloverkill.com/studio/worklogs/Nov-08-2005_xPO352r/Nov-25-2005/Nov-25-2005_14Barb.wmv

Now,... heres a problem. The bubbles. They are constantly cycling through the pumps. The overal size of the bubble is about the size of a dime if that. But when broken up,... it seems like alot. The shaft is helping the bubble make its way down to the exhaust port. SO,... something needs to be done:)
http://www.tribaloverkill.com/studio/worklogs/Nov-08-2005_xPO352r/Nov-25-2005/Nov-25-2005_12BarbBubbles.wmv

Heres with the lights on and no UV light.
http://www.tribaloverkill.com/studio/worklogs/Nov-08-2005_xPO352r/Nov-25-2005/Nov-25-2005_12BarbNoUVLight.wmv

As for the revised pics,... say ello to ma litle,... still chamber:) Spooky!!!
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What a still chamber is,... is a chamber where everything is still! It will be a part of the reservoir body up at the very top. When you fill your system make sure the water pushes past this disc and takes all bubbles with it. You want as little air in the system as possible. Once the air is in the still chamber,... it aint going nowhere! All the water below the dic will be apinning as usual and everything above will should be fairly still. Even if the water in that chamber was to spin a bit,... water being heavier then air would mean the water would push the air to the center of the disc whre there are no holes for it to move down. All the holes are up against the wall of the reservoir:) The holes are just big enough to have no problems getting the air through them and not to big that it would cause more activity up there then wanted. I think it will work, what about you?
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Chamber ring. i forgot how tall it is but I know its bit over a 1/4" so you have a good amount of room for air:)
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Time for the bubble test!!!
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Blue tape is the reservoir body. Everything above the disc is the still chamber.
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Whats the test testing? I am testing the holes to see how hard it would be to ge the bubbles through the holes. Pot of water represents all the water inside the reservoir.
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Completely submerge the little disC,... thingy. The air when submerging came through very quick. To quick. Now see the bubbles you are left with? fish them through the holes,...
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... and done. Very easy. came through as soon as they hit he holes. The actual reservoir will be even easier becase the holes are right up against the walls so all you need is a little tilt and your done:) I could of made the holes a bit smaller but I thoguth nah. This is good. Test,... SUCCESS!!!
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So yea,... thats it. Enjoy:) Oh,... the tribaloverkill home page has been updated. I have a new ACRyan email now,... tribal@tribaloverkill.acryan.com. You can email me using that. I can only shcek that email when I am home so you can also PM through the forums if you have a question or comment. I get those everywhere. So yea,... Bye!

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 1:01 pm
by tribaloverkill
Update for you guyzzzzzzz.

Nov-28-2005

New revised bottom block. Well actually I end up screwingthis one up so its not the REVISED one. More like an attempt.
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The I/O ports are going to be closer together. This will slow down the spin a bit.
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Here i am using the drill press properly:) You see the bar clamped to the table. Absolutely neccessary. Without it I would be there all day trying to get the bit just right. What you do is raise the table so you know the bit will reach on the down. You lock the table and then with a level on the block with the block on the table,... you line up the bit with the center punch(place to drill). When you got it you clamp the bar riight up next to the block. This way you can just rest the blockl on the bar and you will know that the block is aligned. Thats the vertical postion. Now all you have to do is adjust the horizontal position and make sure its level. once its level lock it down and drill. Vertical position locked.
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So,... if I was to level it the bit should be right on the line.
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Leveled.
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Lock down your piece.
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Double check to make sure it's juuuuuuuust right.
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Perfect.
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This was new,... I like it but didnt because it would have to be something made separate from the reservoir,... kinda like an accessory fro the reservoir. I didnt know wether it would of been a good idea. Basiscally,.. it's an extention for a temp probe. Check it out,...
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Pictures worth a thousand words,.... I was kind of iffy about it,... ehhh, I am kind of glad at what happened next.
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I cleaned the damn block off with isopropyl alcohol and this happened,... crazing. I wiped down the first one and there were these little cracks. I couldnt explain them. Well,.. I read up on it and isopropyl reacts with acrylic, crazing it.
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Oh well,... looks like I have to scrap the whole friggin thing:( Lets try again:)

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 1:02 pm
by tribaloverkill
Wham,... this is the last one,.. you guyz are now caught up, I think.

Nov-29-2005

I remade the bottom block and this is what I got. A little bit sloppy with the gluing there but not very noticeable. I swear if it was a bit worse I would of remade it again, LOL.
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What a pain in the ass tapping the holes for this thing!!!! This is how I held the block to keep it from turning.
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A bit blurry.
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Thats better.
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So,... I just got down making the new coil which is alot better then the last. It's only a 1/4" so it should look more like a coil while turning. I also sanded the outside of the coild while it was still on the pipe. This way its smoooth in shape all the way around. It wont scrath the inside of the reservoir like the last time. I kind of scratched the inside of the coil a bit,... wasnt thinking. I have to figure out how to buff the inside of the coil. I think I know how. Anyways till then,... PEACE OUT!!!

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 1:02 pm
by tribaloverkill
ANOTHER UPDATE!!! WHAMM! IN YO FACE UPDATE!!! Ok,.. enough of that,...

Dec-06-2006

My two new coils:) Two strips,... both 1/4" wide.
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Neked.
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Here I am clamping the end of the strips to the pipe at an angle for wrapping. The angle in th epic is a bit much. It's actaully less then whats shown.
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Wrapped, coiled.
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Sanding the coil down so it smooth. This way to wont touch the inside the of the reservoir.
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Heres after polishing. End the edges are polished. One problem though,... totally slipped my mind,... I scratched the inside of the coil:( Not a problem though. I'll just figure out a way to buff the inside. Maybe a small buffing wheel on an extention. Worst case,... I would have to make them again.
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Inside the reservoir. I plan to stech out he coild a bit to give more of a coil look once spinning.
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Cool!
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Two.
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I got my two new tubes in today. I got two 2.5"OD's with 1/8" walls:) Very nice tubes.

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 1:06 pm
by tribaloverkill
Ok,... I'm back! I had my boy blue-fusion inform you guyz that I was having some pc trouble. I had something on my machine that was causing fatal exceptions every 2 - 3min. I have everything pretty much back and running. I do have an update for you guyz. But first,... I have plans for this weekend to work on this thing day and night. I am even goign to talk to my boss about getting monday and tuesday off too. I'll work day and night then too. I should have it done by the end of that stretch. To the UPDATE!!!!

Dec-08-2005

So,... where was I? Oh yea,... scratched the inside of my coil thingies. I needed a way to buff the inside scratches out. First,... I put the coils back together and taped them so that wouldnt separate.
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I got the smallest buffing wheel I could find and a nice long bolt with two big washers and matching nuts. LOL. I put them all together and got this. I spun the buffing wheel and used a razor to cut down the buffing wheel to size. WARNING: THAT IS BLOOD YOU SEE.
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I ran out of polishing compound so I decided to use the blood of a common sea sponge. Where and how did I get the blood of a common see sponge????
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Yeeeeeeeeea,.....
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Whaaaa tha?!?!?!?
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Hmmmmmm,....
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DAAAAYUM!
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So yea:) First,... you stick it inside, just like that, yea :shock: . Depending on how tight it is inside determines how fast you can go :shock: . To tight and to fast will cause everything to heat up :shock: !!! Damn,... *I'm laughing, hold on.*
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When done,... perfection. Still have to clean it off a bit. Still has some polishing compound on it.
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Heres what I have planned for the coil arm things. This is an arm. There will be like 3 - 4 up top and 3 - 4 below.
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Here I am gluing a practice one to test for strength. You dont need to vise it,... I dont know why I did.
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CRAZING!!! I think it has to do with something. LOL. Made no sence. I think its because the acrylic is thin. I dont know. The rod is 1/4" though. I didnt have any problems with crazing with the other reservoir and it was 1/4". I think it has something to do with the agent strength or speed of curing, thickness of material, and temperature. I have to play around with it. Anyways,... I just just checked it now after it sat over night like that,... strong as hell! AMAZING!! I thought it would snap right off. I could snap it off. Great! It's going to look very clean.
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Here are some pics I took of the UV blue acrylic I have. I am cutting up a 12" x 12" sheet for blue-fusion, another modder here. This is some cool stuff!!! I am definitely using this for my next computer:)
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Almost clear!!!
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A bit of UV light and WHAM! BLUE BABY!!! So damn cool. Almost my favorite UV color now:)
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So,... yea. Can't wait for the weekend:) I want to thank Gruntman from GruntvillE.com for hosting all my images even though some of them don't really have anything to do with modding, LOL. THANKS GMAN!

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 1:07 pm
by tribaloverkill
Ok,... I worked on the reservoir for several hours yesterday all the way up to 1am. I will be working on it all night tonight. Here are pics from yesterday.

Dec-11-2005

Stretching the coil out.
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Theres a 1/2" gap.
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I have to make little arm thingies. Eight of them. Remember how I use to tape large pieces of acrylic together to make two identical pieces for say windows. Well,... this time I am going to use super glue. These pieces are two small for tape. So super glue will be fine. Actually,... super glue is better because the pieces actually touch where there is a tiny gap with tape. This way is more accurate.
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Glued.
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Trimmed down for messuring.
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Done. It was hard with eight,... so next time I thinkI will only do say 4 at a time. It kept wanting to tip. It has to be flat on the table while sanding.
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How cool is thiS!!! Polished!!!
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Kind of hard getting them apart but they are untouched by the glue. i basically glue the tape coverings together while the tape held the pieces together.
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THIS WAS A PAIN!!! I hated every moment of it. I thought I could come up with some sort of mathematical method of doing it but because the coil is not perfect,... I couldnt. So I had to glue these things on one bye one checking them and then checking them again before gluing. PAIN! But cool looking. Looks like a missle or something. I messed up some places with teh glue. I use a syringe for gluing. i dont use the plunger I just tilt it and it come pooring out. If I could more easily regulate how much comes out it would be that much better.
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So I sanded it clean and then,...
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Flame polished it. I had to be mad careful,... because this thing will lose its shap very easy!!! The last thing I want is for the shaft to get bent by even a little! This took ahile to do just because of that.
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All done:)
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That looks so much better then the first:) All my remakes come out looking better:) Well,... I am about to close this thing up BUT before I do that I am goign to test this thing out first. I just want to make sure it spins ok with the new bottom block. I dont want to glue this thing together just to find out its crap. So,.. yea. I haveto go out to the store. I burnt my damn pizza working on this thing. I wonder how much food will be lost because of my work? Hmmm,... I dont know. Goign to get some pizza. Oh,... I have MSN and AIM running now,... I use tribaloverkill for both. If I do not answer,... well, that measn I cant:) But I will try and get a hold of you:) PEACE!

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 1:10 pm
by tribaloverkill
It works!!! No bubbless in the loop!!! Once all the bubbles are trapped the bubblle chamber,... they stay there!!! HOT! I also have bad news:( There was alot of crazing:( The res is leaking because of it. Let me show you the pics and the videos first and then when can talk about our options on how to fix it. Pics,...

Dec-12-2005

Heres everything smooth and sanded.
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Rounded edges.
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Polished.
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Both of them.
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This is full speed. 1/2" barbs just the pump and the reservoir. Camera is still crappy.
http://www.tribaloverkill.com/studio/worklogs/Nov-08-2005_xPO352r/Dec-12-2005/Dec-12-2005_movie_0.wmv

Here I pulsed the spin so it was slower. I didnt start and stops too so you could have atleast a taste of how cool it is. There are no bubbles cycling though the loop either!! You can see the bubble in the first video just sitting there while the rest of the reservoir is spinning like crazy!!
http://www.tribaloverkill.com/studio/worklogs/Nov-08-2005_xPO352r/Dec-12-2005/Dec-12-2005_movie_1.wmv

Ok,... so bubble chamber is a success. The coil is a success. Wht sucks is that the reservoir body and the bubble chamber ring had crazed. I was goign to ask you what route I should take,... just glue it and move on or,... well,... what I am going to do is cut the top and middle, and bottom pieces away from the body and bubble rings. I will sand down those pieces to remove the remaining material from the body. I'll polish those pieces down and get them ready for a second chance. I will make a new body and bubble ring. This time I will keep those two pieces from heating up. I might even anneal them but that takes hours. So,... this is important. Crazing is caused by internal stress. Internal stress is caused by heat. When you glue,... the glue tears the molecules apart because they are or have been weakened. You fix this you can anneal it. To anneal you cook the acrylic in the oven at 180 degree, about. I would really go any higher. It's about one hour for every milimeter of thickness. 1/8" is 3 milimeters so that would be 3 hours of cook time. Its the same for cooling. You want to cool it slowly. Remember the pic where I had the reservoir bodu on the tool box? I said I was heatsinking it to cool it fast? Well,.. it was the fact that I let is heat up that much and then ontop of it I cooled it down quick. I didnt do that with teh first reservoir body. Thats why there was no crazing,.. only crazing was from the alcohol. So dont heat your acrylic up! keep it cool. And if it does let it cool down slowly. Oh,... and if you cook it in the oven,... keep the door open. acrylci outgases when heated. You dont want your oven to explode:) I read about this online by searching for I believe,... weld-on crazing.

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 1:11 pm
by tribaloverkill
Ok,... here's my update for the 13th.

Dec-13-2005

Heres the crazing I was telling you about,...
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Here a practice run with the new glue,... no crazing.
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Going to be using thumbs for now on:) Looks better this way and saves on bandwidth.

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 1:12 pm
by tribaloverkill
Ok here's the reservoir closed and ready for shields,...

Dec-14-2005

Quick pic of the shop at it's worst,...
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New bubble disc. 1/8" thick. The center rod passes through this disc. It will be ground down and then fused to the disc. Then sanded and polished.
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Finished,.. well, not finished but ready for shields. Crazing was MINIMAL this time. Hardly any. I still want to cal IPS(weld-on manufacturer) and ask them about shelf life and such. I wan tot but more of this stuff because the date under both of the can are dated 2002?!?!? So,... yea. ! year shelf life??? Geeez.
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Going to start on brackets and shields tomorrow. Have to make some calls too. I was suppose to do that today but I was too tired from work and gym:( It's all good though.