I desperately need help with a burner based on the Kwiky design. The first problem is that I could not find anywhere that sells 1/8 sized fittings where I live. After searching for a week, I finally decided to give it a try with 3/8 fittings, which is the smallest sold here. Second problem, I got the the 3/8 elbow and T, but nowhere sells a 3/8 nipple (I did find only a connecting nipple, but not a spacing nipple). So today I finally decided to go to the scrap yard and found some bits and pieces to put together (I think they thought I was crazy digging around and trying to explain what I wanted in my terrible Polish). Here's what I ended up with:
I found three pieces I was able to pound together to make a tight fitting inner chamber. I had to use 1/2 to 3/8 reducers with a 1/2 nipple. The problem is that it is not siphoning, only blowing bubbles (tested it with water). When I actually poured water down the tube into it, it misted quite nicely. I dont know much about this, but Im thinking that is maybe because of the excess room around where the mig tip is housed. Any ideas would be extremely appreciated.