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  • whitelightningburning
    ... small ... water. ... the ... Wow, I m having a why didn t I think of that moment. Thanks, I ve been stuck on that one for weeks.
    Message 1 of 6 , Feb 24 12:43 AM
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      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "popwahtosh" <popwahtosh@...>
      wrote:
      >
      >
      > > > Hello all,<BR>
      > > > This is my first post in this group. I have a few
      > > > questions I was <BR> wondering if anyone could help me
      > > > with.<BR> <BR>
      > > > 1. Its that time of year my wife starts looking at all of
      > > > her seed <BR> catologs in preparation of the spring garden
      > > > planting. She has given me <BR> permission to a large area
      > > > to grow whatever I please. I was looking for <BR> any
      > > > interesting suggestions for the purpouse of distilling. A
      > > > corn <BR> strain suggestion would be nice also. I am in
      > > > Michigan.<BR> <BR>
      > > > 2. I have been using my little stove top pot still for
      > > > quite some time <BR> now and feel its time to build a
      > > > reflux column. I'm set on making a <BR> vapor management
      > > > still. I would like to add an additional reflux valve <BR>
      > > > simmilar to the Journyman's VM still head found in the
      > > > photo section of <BR> homedistiller.org site. The problem
      > > > is I'm completly stumped on what to <BR> use for a safty
      > > > valve. I need to protect against explosion AND
      > > > implosion<BR> in case both valves are closed accidently. I
      > > > thought a loose fitting <BR> blow off cork of some sort,
      > > > but that would only cover explosion, not <BR> implosion.
      > > > Any suggestions?<BR> <BR>
      >
      > ====================================
      >
      > The cork is a good idea for pressure. For the vacuum, solder a
      small
      > nipple to the boiler lid or low on the column. Attach a small hose
      > to the nipple and place the other end in a small container of
      water.
      > The vacuum will suck the water into the boiler permitting air to
      > enter. Water in the container will prevent vapor from escaping in
      > normal use. You could do the same for pressure at the top of the
      > column, only some will argue that it should be really large.
      >
      > This is a trick Mike Nixon taught me. Mike is the co-designer of
      the
      > Nixon/Stone offset head.
      >
      > Luck to ya, Pop
      > =================================================
      >

      Wow, I'm having a "why didn't I think of that" moment. Thanks, I've
      been stuck on that one for weeks.
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