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11204Re: Steel 44 Gallon Boiler and Pot Still

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  • harisaki2004
    Jun 2, 2004
      thanks

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Brain Solenoid"
      <brain_solenoid@y...> wrote:
      > Please see bleow......
      >
      > BS
      >
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "harisaki2004"
      <ledaswan@i...>
      > wrote:
      > > Thanks Wal,
      > > Some good examples in the pics. The diagrams on the alcohol fuel
      > > website, show steel drums being used. I assume they can do this
      as
      > > they are not drinking it.
      > >
      > > Questions.
      > > 1. Would you remove the paint with Caustic soda before running it?
      >
      > >> Caustic soda won't remove epoxy paint. What you need is a
      > VERY, VERY strong chemical solvent or a mechanical method such as a
      > rotary wire brush. Sandblasting is a good option as well.
      >
      > > 2. I imagine some ionic iron would be in solution in the
      distillate.
      > > Any one with a chemistry back ground can verify this?
      >
      > >> Looking back, I'm inclined to go with the prior post on
      this
      > one. Older boilers were carbon steel and definitely rusted, I'm
      sure,
      > and were used. However, a rusted contaminated surface is extremely
      > dificult to clean.
      >
      > >
      > > 3. As this would be used for stripping only, the distillate would
      be
      > > redistilled in a small clean still, removing most the impurities
      if
      > > any. Any further comments?
      >
      >
      > >
      > > Hari.
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