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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Oregonhunter5, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Looking at a house to buy. Out back, found this in the little building the chicken coupe is at.
    Meth cooker?
    Moonshine ?

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  2. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    From the looks of it on my phone it appears to have been left by aliens. ..
     
  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Home made water heater? Is that a gas line on the top? Maybe a still? I dunt know Lucy!!
     
  4. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Is it a makeshift, wood fired water heater?
     
  5. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Where are the yellow and green lines coming from? (or going to?)
     
  6. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    They are coiled on the ground right now.
     
  7. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I might 'buy' the wood fired hot water heater theory as the lower line could have been the cold in and the top line the hot out but the union on the top with the copper line is the wild card. Does it have a removable lid so you can look inside?
     
  8. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Not sure. I can check. Should I wear a mask?
     
  9. kenboy

    kenboy salem, oregon GOD BLESS AMERICA Bronze Supporter

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    Looks like a Gov/Healthcare dialysis machine.....
     
  10. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it is the exhaust for the chicken "coupe"?

    BTW - it is coop. Coupe is a car with two doors.
     
  11. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Well if you are like me you HAVE to figure out what it is or it will plague you for the rest of your life! Is there any particular 'scent' coming from the room or the object? I would take it outside and knock the lid off - or shoot it full of holes.
     
  12. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Looms like something to keep the chicken water heated so it doesn't freeze?

    Or one heck of a bong
     
  13. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Well, talk to the realator, it's a big bargaining chip
    Hopefully it's a bio-desiel seperator
     
  14. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    It looks like a heat exchanger of some sort. At one point we were going to make one so the wood stove could pre-heat water before it went to the water heater. Not sure from the pic what this one was intended for.
     
  15. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    From the picture, it looks like a water jacked cooling tank. The green & yellow lines are for cooling the coil of pipe inside.
    Could have been used for a still at one time, but more then likely for manufacturing meth now.
    That's my best guess.
    You might want to investigate this a little further with your realtor and also the neighbors.
    Ask them about what went on in the house lately.
     
  16. sagewa

    sagewa Renton Member

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    A little iodine in water solution in a spray bottle, spray around the room.
    If it turns purple, meth was being cooked in there.
     
  17. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Good night, what now? Let's say its meth. But was outside on a concrete slab. Do they burn the house down next to it? Not sure I want a $275,000 mistake.
     
  18. U201491

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    Homemade Water filter with a back flush?
    What does the top line connect to?
     
  19. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

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    was going to say looks like a cooling "worm" for a still but I haven't seen one with a sealed water jacket before.
     
  20. Rick4070

    Rick4070 Central Oregon coast Active Member

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    I'm guessing a condenser for a still, vapors in at the top, hooch out at the bottom, two lines on the side for water in and out.
    A sealed condenser makes sense, much easier to control flow than an open topped condenser.
    Don't think I'd want to drink any "shine" made with it though, too many non-copper/stainless steel fittings and such.