DIY lol....

Discussion in 'Canadian Patients' started by gb123, Nov 15, 2017.

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    gb123

    gb123 Well-Known Member

    no no no not that one ... (:

    Building a 20 ton press. From scratch!
    Can have any sized plate (SS or Aluminum) from 2 to10 inches by what ever ,heaters can be exchanged with therms.
    PID's and Parts are ordered.
    Pieces being cut and welded as I type. :lol: buddy just sent a text sayin he's got them cut already.
    It's awesome having a metal fab shop on hand. Even better having a friend who will do things like this for you and offer suggestions like powder coating :idea:
    Just tryin to put together a 20 ton bench press that anyone can use at home, not take up to much space, and have the best Rosin there is going!
    Hopefully by next week Ill have it together.
    So far..so good... :weed:
     
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    VIANARCHRIS

    VIANARCHRIS Well-Known Member

    Can I expect one under the tree at christmas....? lol
     
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    cannadan

    cannadan Well-Known Member

    whew I thought oh no...not again...
     
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    bigmanc

    bigmanc Well-Known Member

    Gotta see this
     
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    gb123

    gb123 Well-Known Member

    ya,, I cant wait either :lol:
    and ya..feels like an early Christmas Chris ;)
     
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    cannadan

    cannadan Well-Known Member

    we wish you a merry Christmas,we wish you a merry Christmas,we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new press
    Great pressings you'll have to turn into salve and applying it liberally
    to aid with your pains.
    la la la la la la la la la....la,la,la,la,la,la,la ,la ,la
    la,la ,la ,la,la ,la
     
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    gb123

    gb123 Well-Known Member

    I'm thinkin Ill hear back from him by next week..theres only the placement of a plate to affix then powder coat.... so maybe the following week after that... assembly of electronic parts are simple and will be done and ready to use :o Watchin people press oz's and more at once is awesome.. lol :weed:

    So far the material costs aren't to bad.
    Have to see what the labour is after hahahhahahaha :shock:

    Its crude but made with SS except for the plates which are aluminum. They can be SS as well and switched up easily enough to any size up to 10 inches.
    The Jack is pneumatic as well as hydraulic which hopefully aids in last squishing's .(:
    The guy putting it together has never burned one in his entire life..but he's right into this and wants to see it work :lol:

    as it stands now ......stands.(its a bench model).it weights 55 lbs with out the jack.
    The jack weighs 32 pounds.
     
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    vostok

    vostok Well-Known Member

    In Iran they use a olive oil type press...maybe 3-5 tonne

    in the UK I've seen a vertical cider press for about 3-6 tonnes

    the best used was from a meat works in Poland

    for squeezing out tallow, horizontal up to 12 tons and can process a minimum of 2 tons

    all were hydraulic

    good luck

    ps its worth contracting out
     
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    Farmer.J

    Farmer.J Well-Known Member

    Cannaplates uses powder coated aluminum, so I'm guessing that yours will be similar yet more affordable. I hope you post operation pics or videos of the press when it is done.
     
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    gb123

    gb123 Well-Known Member

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    TheRealDman

    TheRealDman Well-Known Member

    Sweet...go ahead and squish that whole QP! I’d prefer rosin anyways on July 1st (or sooner). :D
     
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    VIANARCHRIS

    VIANARCHRIS Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...can I modify my 20 ton log splitter? LOL
     
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    gb123

    gb123 Well-Known Member

    The 2 stroke tainted my last run eh...:shock:
     
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    dienowk

    dienowk Well-Known Member

    That sounds pretty awesome gb
     
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    OLD MOTHER SATIVA

    OLD MOTHER SATIVA Well-Known Member

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    gb123

    gb123 Well-Known Member

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    Farmer.J

    Farmer.J Well-Known Member

    Really interested in the set up that you are doing. I have looked at rosin rigs and the prices are crazy for what it actually is. Really like to see what the total cost is for yours, something I might copy in the future.
     
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    gb123

    gb123 Well-Known Member

    I kept looking as well and finally broke down and decided to build one...,,,then I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask if I could get some help designing and getting it fabbed up. Lots to copy online already... I just incorporated features I liked.
    I got my PID's(inkbirds) today. So I can rig up my plates and test it to see how it works!
     
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    Farmer.J

    Farmer.J Well-Known Member

    I have friends that are electricians, welders and plumbers, I'm sure we can diy one too.
     
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    OLD MOTHER SATIVA

    OLD MOTHER SATIVA Well-Known Member

    i have enough diy with leds..go for it ..!!
     
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