Re: Yet another! air cooled still idea...
- View SourceYeah, it was set up as a potstill, 2 meters pipe going slightly
downwards from the boiler. In a similar fashion you could set the
pipe on slight upwards angle and cut it into two pieces (with proper
mass distribution) connected together in zig-zag pattern. Add a
support structure and you have a nice low ambient cooling condenser
on top of the column.
Or you can have it straight up and use a fan and a shroud to push air
through it (room permitting).
I found my pipe at a mobile home shop. They are used as heating
radiators inside the mobile home.
Good luck, and let us know what you build.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "watertrade2003" <james1@w...>
> a feeling there must be a better way!! A much more complicated .amphora
> and probably more expensive way!! Just kidding I think I will go
> with the longer length of pipe using Riku's tests of 2 meters of
> convector pipe with water @1600w those figures sound pretty
> reasonable I doubt I run at much higher than this anyway Riku
> how was the convector pipes setup?? Horizontal, in a single
> What I'm imagining is lengths of 50cm convector pipe set up in some
> sort of gang that would receive vapour equally and of course work
> perfectly ;) however in reality I can see this would be very
> hard to arrange. I'm getting into the physical dynamics of vapour
> (chimney effects etc) which is beyond me at this stage .
> Although if the vapour is diverted into a larger baffled chamber
> the vapour could then enter individual convector pipes at the same
> rate Hmmmm I better go give this some more thought!!
> Thank you both for your feedback.. I will keep the group up to
> date with what I stumble across
> Robert, I will probably, sooner or later be asking your advice on
> the pumping setup!! ;)
> If we are dealing with straight lengths of 22mm convector, there
> would be enough room to carefully insert rolled up pieces of
> mesh into the pipe?