Re: [new_distillers] Vapor Cooling Problems
- Steve --how many feet of 1/4" copper pipe was used to
make your wraps-- if u get much over 28-30' u start to
restrict the flow of your water thru your tube---just
for regular water pressure--check for bends or kinks
in the copper line -- do u have a single or double
rolled condenser--did u heat your copper before u
tried to roll it to form-- this almost eliminates
almost all of the kinking -- heat your copper red hot
then instantly drop it in a bucket of cold water-- it
will roll like wet noodles--keep it tight while
rolling it-- i do mine on my lathe but there are
several ways of doing if if this luxury is not to be
--- stevieinnz <stevieinnz@...> wrote:
> I have just built a valved reflux still, The boiler__________________________________
> is a 50 liter
> keg with 2 1500 watt elements. Column is 3' of 2"
> copper. My
> condenser tube is made of 2 1/2" copper and is 14"
> My condenser coil is 1/4 soft copper, wound to 1 1/4
> diameter, 12" long with 40 coils in it. When boiling
> I drop to 1
> 1500 element.I have done a test run with water and
> am having
> problems cooling the vapours.
> The problem is I still have quite a large amount of
> steam exiting
> the top of the condenser tube.
> Any sugestions would be really appreciated.
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Michael Horowitz
> Before first use of copper tubing, do you do anything by way ofMike
> cleaning/flushing it out? assume no soldering of flux involved. -
Wash through with dilute vinegar. If actually dirty, let dilute
vinegar sit in the pipe for a half hour or so. Rinse thoroughly.
- Take a long piece of string and tie a small piece of cloth in the middle,
and a nail to one end, drop nail through hose, pulling cloth through, pull
back and forth if needed, like cleaning a gun barrel, rinse with vinegar,
At 01:47 AM 5/9/2004 -0000, you wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, Michael Horowitz
>> Before first use of copper tubing, do you do anything by way of
>> cleaning/flushing it out? assume no soldering of flux involved. -
> Wash through with dilute vinegar. If actually dirty, let dilute
> vinegar sit in the pipe for a half hour or so. Rinse thoroughly.
> Jim Puchai.
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