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  • corn_wash
    Sep 30, 2003
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      sounds like you are off to a good start, but i would not use
      automotive sealer yse aqurium silicone, or cork gasket it is avatable
      at the auto store

      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "bcsolitarydrinker"
      <bcsolitarydrinker@y...> wrote:
      > Since my last posting I have purchased a ~3qt al pressure cooker
      > replaced the pressure valve thingy with a brass fitting to a 3/8"
      > copper line. I've bent up my coil and tomorrow will be building my
      > condenser and going for a test run.
      > BTW, I used some automotive black silicone sealer in the threads;
      > says it's good to 425F, resistant to oils, butane, propane and
      more -
      > it doesn't specifically say alcohol but I figured if it can resist
      > butane and propane I should be safe.
      > Any comments or advise is appreciated.
      > My thoughts are to go up from the lid about 1" with the copper,
      > up at a 30 degree angle for about 2 feet, then straight down into
      > the condenser. Tomorrow I scrounge up a plastic pail and go at the
      > final assembly.
      > I already know I need to find a bigger cooker. I have more than 6
      > gallons to run so it's gonna be a lotta batches.
      > Sol.
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