21873Re: New Still
- Jul 15, 2004(Stung into action by Harry!! - didn't see your critique, though,
The top bit is stunning, I must say. (It would certainly stun you if
it fell!). I have to go along with Justin's comments, especially the
advice to go a bit more conventional. It is out of proportion, really.
It looks like it should have a 10" column and a 200 gallon boiler
under it! When you consider the very low flow-rate in use for a highly
refluxed system, the big tubes and valves are, well, big. Is there a
reason you chose to use a large bucket instead of a 2-3 inch piece of
tube with qtr inch coil?
From a design perspective, it is better practice to return the reflux
to the top of the column, rather than half-way down.
Sorry if this sounds negative but you did ask for input!
Good luck. You will eventually get a good still going but it may be a
wee bit different from the current design? But if it is a raging
success, let us know!
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, Zarklan Zhaphedoix
> I am working on a still and have posted pictures at
> the following address:
> The still is largely dumbbell shaped with one
> condenser at the top. Distillate is collected in the
> common condensation chamber and then diverted either
> back to the Cu++ mesh reflux column or to the take off
> path way. I am 80 or so percent done and welcome
> feedback. Do let me know what you think.
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