6855RE: [new_distillers] Re: cooling water
- Jan 11, 2003
Hi Harley, the tap water here comes out at 27degrees C. Even recirculating the water and changing it once it reaches 50C, I go through 400 litres per run! Now if only I could tap into the neighbours swimming pool J
Have a great day!
From: Harley Daschund [mailto:harley_daschund@...]
Sent: Sunday, 12 January 2003 12:34 AM
Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: cooling water
I have 20 gal(4 5gal buckets) of water I have (re)used for the last 2To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
months....with the cold temps this time of year,I can 'cook' 5 gallon
'batches' and only use 2 buckets of water....I circulate the water with a
small 'water-garden' type pump....works great in cold wx but not very well
>Subject: Re: [new_distillers] Re: cooling water
>Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 23:50:08 EST
>In a message dated 1/10/03 6:23:25 PM Pacific Standard Time,
><< Any home distiller with an inkling of concern for conservation would
> be loath to use mains pressure to run their condensor. Water is
> precious and we should act responsibly.
> Amen brother, I don't know where Cornfed has been lately. He has a
>set up for recirc water and I'm not going to take his moment.
> Mine is like yours with a twist - the "tank" is in the bathtub and
>away from the faucets (chunk of wood under). A hole is high in the downside
>to let the warm water flow out and the highside has a slow trickle of cold
>water that enters the "tank" via an (empty) icecube tray to direct the flow
>into it. The pump sits directly below the cool water coming in and the
>flows into a jar tipped toward the outlet hole so the warm water "floats"
>while the cooler water stays in. Yeah, it sounds convoluted but what the
>heck, it saves water. I use 200ml a minute as replacement now instead of 2L
>or more straight from the tap and now I can use as much as the pump puts
>freely and indiscriminately. heh heh.
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