RE: [Distillers] Re: Copper mesh supplier...Mike
- Not having any other reference, I improvised a procedure pretty much identical to what Mike suggests in his posting. After installing the mesh, the still runs absolutely great.
"mwmccaw" <mwmccaw@...> wrote:
>The problem is that knitted mesh is somewhat variable in density
>(due to tension settings of the knitting machinery), and everyone
>has a different idea of what "reasonable" tension for winding rolls
>One of the reasons for picking the mesh we did was that you cannot
>wind it so tight that you create high resistance to vapor flow.
>We started out measuring by length, but found that that did not work
>well. Weight is the consistent measure for quantity and surface
>area. What we suggest is simply placing your column (or a bit of
>tubing of the same size, and rolling up from the long piece of mesh
>until your roll slides into the column and holds itself in place
>gently by friction.
>> I would like to suggest that a chart be placed on the Amphora
>> site listing suggested lengths which the mesh would need to be cut
>> and then rolled to properly fit some of the more popular column
>> diamtrs. We've seen several posts asking what length or what
>> density to roll the mesh for a column. I'd be interested in the
>> density that you found best. Like I mentioned above, I used 48
>> lengths of the new mesh but I would think that would be far too
>> of the Amphora mesh to roll into a 2 inch diamter.
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> Not having any other reference, I improvised a procedure prettymuch identical to what Mike suggests in his posting. After
installing the mesh, the still runs absolutely great.
Yep, I did something similiar to what Mike suggested and you did
when I ordered my mesh. I sent an email to Amphora asking for a
suggested amount of mesh giving them a diameter and length of column
to go by. I received a reply of an amount to purchase and bought
that from them. After measuring the width of the mesh I
received ....then dividing my column length by the width....I got a
length to cut the mesh. I just thought that Amphora posting a
length for each segment for individual column diamters might help
everyone know how much to order (given that everyone follows
the "roll until friction holds" directions ).