Re: Need Help Still Wont work
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "rob91352" <rob91352@y...> wrote:
> I'm new to this. I built a distilling apratus and it seems to be toHi I have a few questions and comments for you.
> large and will not function. It consists of a spin type pool filter
> canister mounted verticle instead of horizontal, a turkey fryer
> burner and a glass graham condenser. So the out of the filer is TDC
> out of a small 1/2" or so pipe that sticks down about 2" into the
> pot, off to the side is a monstrous thermometer and that is it. I
> heat this puppy up to 120 deg and nothing happens, then I heat it up
> to about 150 and only get a few drops to form, alot in the tubing
> (about 2.5 feet long). The top of the filter canister hardly gets
> warm even though I can get the fluid boiling in the pot, the tubing
> it cool and so is the condenser. the only thing I can think of is the
> fluid is condensing inside the filter and not comming out. I used a
> friend small pot and it works fine with my fluid and condenser. I
> have been filling the canister up to about 3 in below the seems in
> the canister which ends up being about 12 gallons. I have pressure
> tested the canister and it holds pressure,, what to do???
1: If it doesn't boil it will not produce enough vapor for your system
2: It must be open to atmospheric presser at the end of condenser so
that your pot dose not build pressure.
3: Is there enough head space in your pot so that you are not forcing
fluid up your column?
4: The tube "about 2.5 feet long", is it between your pot and
condenser? If so what size is it?
5: Is it possible to send a pic of your set up?
I hope you get up and running safely soon.