One inch pipe will tolerate ~1500W or a bit more in a reflux mode
before flooding. Looks like you haven't read your compleat distiller
where the Nixon-Stone design is explained. There's a little trick to
the product take-off that you'll have to figure out. If the hot
product is bothering you, build a small liebig to the product takeoff
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "tyler_97355" <kd7enm@...> wrote:
> ok, when i tried to modify my still, it looked very similar to this:
> However, i used a reducer from 2" to 1/2". because of that, the
> pressure kept the distillate building up in the condenser. in this
> picture, i am assuming that the entire thing is made with 1" pipe.
> i increase the arm and T to 1", do you think that the distillate
> will be able to pass back in to the column.
> I also find it hard to understand how a still head like this:
> would be able to collect any distillate. unless the outlet valve is
> flush with the inside of the pipe, i would think that all of the
> liquid would run right past it. I would aslo think, that you would
> want at least some liquid in a resevoir over the valve, so that
> is not escaping, kind of like the first picture that i reffered to.
> When the liquid falls from the condenser, and goes to the valve,
> because of the heat from the still column or arm, it is still
> warm/hot in my case. Do you run the collection line through an ice
> bath? Am i not using enough pressure in my cooling water? This is
> my still was setup:
> Any comments, info, or advice?