Wednesday, February 17, 2010


The photo shows the start of construction of the final cooler/benzol washers.  I used a thin wall PVC pipe for the cooling towers - it scales out at about 12' diameter - pretty close to the prototype.  I scribed panel lines on all three towers and started the install of the recessed tops and walkway.   I used a fair amount of this type of pipe in the construction of the modern pipe foundry.  It is much less expensive than Plastruct, but doesn't take the glues as well and it retains a lot of static energy, especially in the dry winter air.   

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