RE: [new_distillers] Re: Top&Bottom Plate questions (Mini-Still)
- I'm happy with the two fixed plates of the earlier model.
Each one just a little bigger than 50% ID. Leaves a fairly
open vapour path and allows full contact with the coil once
past the upper plate.
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of nervesofflint
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 7:17 PM
Subject: [new_distillers] Re: Top&Bottom Plate questions (Mini-Still)
Bokakob replied (very nicely..):
>The diameter of the plate which is soldered to the bottom of theYour description is perfect - my brain is the problem :) I built a
>coil should be just 1/16" larger then the coil itself. It could be
>even the same diameter.
cardboard model from paper towel tube split lengthwise and laid a
coil in the tube (top plate attached). My coil occupies almost all
I.D. of column (slight clearance). So..if rounded portion of the top
plate is *same diameter as coil* (>>which is nearly same diameter as
the I.D. of the column..) ..then vapor contacts bottom surface of
the top plate primarily and doesn't enjoy all that contact surface
of coil! Right? Basically the vapor hits a wall?