Re: Thanks Harry...Here's the condensor pics
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Grayson Stewart"
> Thanks Harry. I did have the pics on the free yahoo briefcaseVery nice work indeed.
> file. Used your idea about geocities to get these up today.
A little advice, if I may?
The pics are way too high a resolution for web work. That's why
they take so long to load and also why your site is locking out
The first original pic (condenser_end_view.jpg) is 1632 x 1232 x 230
dpi x 373 kb.
I've taken the liberty of running one of the pics through photoshop
and adjusting it to 400 x 302 x 72 dpi x 24.7 kb. I put it in
photos so you can compare it...it's in the folder Grayson_Stewart.
All web jpegs should be 72dpi and about 300 - 400 pixels wide. You
don't lose definition, but the files are MUCH smaller and load
You can use any of the popular programs to adjust your pics.
Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Irfanview (free) or even Window Paint
(part of Windows).
BTW, nice camera you've got (Kodak Easyshare cx6230 Zoom Digital)
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@y...>
> You can use any of the popular programs to adjust your pics.Hello Grayson,
> Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Irfanview (free) or even Window Paint
> (part of Windows).
> regards Harry
> BTW, nice camera you've got (Kodak Easyshare cx6230 Zoom Digital
I just discovered this recently which may help you. There is an easy
Image Resizer as one of the powertoys for WinXP.
I have given you a choice of links. If you download this small
programme, then execute it, it will add Image Resizer to your right
click menu in XP. It is simplicity itself. Gives you three choices,
small, medium and large in jig time.
I tracked it down when I read a post from a real estate agent. He
claimed this was the absolute bees knees for his industry. I don't
think he was wrong, and I know it will surely make your moderator
This link will take you to the associated descriptive and other
information on picture sizes.
- Very nice indeed. If I missed the note describing your technique could you
repost. If you did not describe your winding method, perhaps you could do so.
At 11:38 PM 29/02/2004, you wrote:
>--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Grayson Stewart"Derek Hamlet
> > Thanks Harry. I did have the pics on the free yahoo briefcase
> > file. Used your idea about geocities to get these up today.
> > http://tinyurl.com/33be3
>Very nice work indeed.
>>If you did not describe your winding method, perhaps you could doso.
Take a 20 foot segment of tubing and completly fill with salt. This
requires using a small funnel and tapping the tubing as you fill. I
worked from each end and placed tape over the end not being filled
at the moment.
I left a two foot long segment of the tubing uncoiled and taped it
parallel to the broom stick. This gave me leverage to begin my
coils and a segment with plenty of length for plumbing up the water
later. The two foot segment will be the "top" of the condensor, and
I wound "down" the broomstick....away from the 2 foot long straight
Using the formula for a circle perimeter ( 3.14 times the centerline
diamter of the coil ) I was able to estimate the length of the
tubing that I would use going "down" the broomstick and this being
where I would begin forming the coils back "up" the broomstick.
Just remember the centerline diamter of the second row of coils will
be greater than the inner row of coils. My condensor doesn't come
all the way back to the beginning point, but I chose to do that so I
could pack a scrubber around the outside of the coils and one down
the center of the coil to condense any vapor that may try to pass.
With the two foot of tubing taped to the broom stick, carefully
begin twisting the tubing around the broom stick going "down". I
heated the tubing with a propane torch to soften and allow the coils
to be made a little easier.
I only heated about a foot of the tubing at a time. As soon as that
one foot is heated (about a 30 to 45 seconds) I began to make the
coils. Only forming coils with the length that was heated.
I used a leather welders glove and would press or force the tubing
around the broom stick holding the tubing near the broomstick. It
gets a little warm even with a glove but not too hot to handle.
After one or two coils are made I would heat up the next one foot
segment and form more coils. Continue this till you reach your
return marker that was placed using the formula above.
Repeat back up the coils already made leaving enough length of
straight tubing to plumb up the condensor later. Hint: I left the
salt in the tubing after forming all my coils so I still had the
benefit of that packing in forming any additional bends I needed
after placing my 2" cap on.
Hope this helps!