Re: Reflux Woes still no azetrope etho.
- Well, you probably loose some 200W or less from the boiler so it
shouldn't be a problem either.
I must say I'm a bit puzzled. You are running at correct vaporspeed
and the RR is around 10:1 and you let your rig stabilize properly.
That should automatically net you 95.6% stuff.
Few other checks that I can think of, the packing is not resting
against the sink drain or against the collar? Then there's the collar
that could be smaller, other than I can't think of anything right now.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "rye_junkie1" <rye_junkie@...>
> --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "abbababbaccc" <abbababbaccc@>
> > Since you are not getting 95.6% I suggest there is something
> > with your still. What about your boiler, how big is it and ofwhat
> > material (trying to estimate heat losses here)?had
> > Cheers, Riku
> The Boiler is a 32 Quart SS Stock pot. When I made the switch to
> electric I also insulated it with this stuff.
> http://tinyurl.com/63w7fl Wrap the column with the same stuff. The
> boiler sits on top of my old propane burner and I cut out a piece of
> this insulation for it to sit on as well. The top of the boiler is
> 1/8" thick SS with sink strainer attachment. Also cut insulation to
> sit on top of that as well. The thing is covered pretty well. I
> a thermometer laying on top of the boiler during the run and itread 105F.
> There are no apparent leaks in the rig. All of my calculations when
> it comes to product amount versus whats left in the boiler(I
> have been spot on.
- 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!