Re: Reflux Woes still no azetrope etho.
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "abbababbaccc" <abbababbaccc@...>
>Here is where things are getting blurry for me. On the one hand it is
> Yes, that is way big collar for the power you use. Try 18-20mm
> opening instead. Still, even without collar and 1 meter of packed
> height you should easily get past 94% ABV. Heck, my first still was
> 42mm Nixon-Stone with BALL valve for control and it produced 94.5%
> ABV in my first run when I knew next to nothing about running stills.
> Going to 2" size is indeed a good idea, but unless you find out
> what's your problem now you may repeat it in 2" size.
> Cheers, Riku
good to go to 2" diameter. It increases Cubic feet as well as can
handle higher wattage's and therefore faster vapor speeds?. On the
other hand I need to restrict my current columns collar from 1" down
to 3/4". This doesnt make sense to me. Is it because of the VM set
up and the way that works?
Don't think I haven't considered reworking this thing back to an
offset head. When it was in that configuration I was getting 92% with
Marbles and propane. Now I switch to Structured packing, VM and
electricity and I gain a %.
Is any of this VM stuff explained in your Book? If so it may be time
to pick up a copy. I should have it anyway.
- I found that there was a very small amount of play in the "T" piece
that allowed me to do it so I didn't have to bend anything.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Zapata Vive" <zapatavive@...> wrote:
> How did you manage to "raise the ends of the cross to prevent
> I think that means you bent the two horizontal arms of the "T"
fitting slightly up? I thought of that, but couldn't think of a good
way, especially without throwing them out of round. I also didn't
really feel like messing around with it too much, that fitting cost me
more than my column!
> Tips much appreciated on this, I've got a friend thinking of
building, and if I could convince him his would be even better than
mine, he'd take the bait for sure!