11204Re: Steel 44 Gallon Boiler and Pot Still
- Jun 2, 2004thanks
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> > 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
> > they are not drinking it.distillate.
> > 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
> > Any one with a chemistry back ground can verify this?this
> >> Looking back, I'm inclined to go with the prior post on
> one. Older boilers were carbon steel and definitely rusted, I'msure,
> and were used. However, a rusted contaminated surface is extremelybe
> dificult to clean.
> > 3. As this would be used for stripping only, the distillate would
> > redistilled in a small clean still, removing most the impuritiesif
> > any. Any further comments?
> > Hari.
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