Re: My Still
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bill Monolopolous"
> I did have a few problems with my still's construction. One problemfix
> was stopping leaks between the 1/4" copper tubing and compression
> elbows. It seems like I can never get the nuts tight enough to stop
> leaks. Is there anyone else who had a similar problem? How did you
> it? My next problem was attaching the garden hose with 1/2" innerAny
> diameter to the 1/2" copper pipe. No matter how tight I screw the
> clamp it's never tight enough to prevent leaks (on the input end).
> suggestions on making a tight seal there?I had problems with the compression elbows leaking as well, I
replaced with off the shelf 1/4" copper bends and soldered them into
place. Once I discovered the preformed bends I used them a lot to
prevent the 1/4" collapsing (see photos>peet at distillers). I also
soldered hose adapters to the copper tubing to fit the hose diameter