16554Re: Need help with Condensor
- Jun 30, 2005--- In email@example.com, Mac McCaskie <mccaskie@k...>
> Harry,in the
> maybe these will help. This would be how it stands if it were all
> together. You'll notice some parts are missing. I have designed
> option to rotate the condenser to point up with condensatedripping out
> the end of the Tee instead of the reducers (reducers would beadded,
> naturall). This would give the option to make it a reflux stillas well.
> However, I'm still needing to solve the leak problems.
> Have I gone down the wrong path? and should I re-think how this
>Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks to me like a glorified Liebig
Condenser configuration. Instead of one central tube, you've opted
for several (shotgun concept).
As I suspected, you will have alcohol vapour and liquid in contact
with ALL your joints. Therefore, the best way to tackle it is to do
the internal pipes-to-endplates joints first with a high melting
method, such as brazing, or TIG welding using copper wire as a
filler. Then use the silver solder on the remaining jointing. That
will stop new leaks from appearing if done right, as the silver
solder requires less heat and is done last.
I don't quite get why you're feeding the coolant into the shell
chamber via pipes into the endplates? (or am I off-beam here?).
Seems a tad complicated to me. Why not just bore holes top & bottom
into the side of the shotgun shell and solder short lengths of 1/2"
tube over the holes? Much easier to attach hoses, and no
restriction to flow. Also eliminates the complications of the
tailpipes being routed somehow through or around the Tee.
How had you planned on handling reflux return to the column when you
use it in an offset head configuration? i.e. condenser rotated
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