RE: [new_distillers] Soldering on the ministill
- Your plan is correct, but solder the plates in, then the runoff tube.
There's no need to try to do it at the same time. Once the plate is in, it
won't move, even during the second soldering.
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of lowerarchy
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 8:40 PM
Subject: [new_distillers] Soldering on the ministill
I'm making a slightly larger version of the bokakob ministill. I'm
confused as to the construction details the 1/4" tube that connects
the needle valve to the 2" column.
I'm using stevolate's adaptation for the plates (- a cut in the side
of the column and wedge the plate in rather than soldering to the
condenser or the inside of the column - and I figured I'd solder the
outlet and the lower plate in one go. That's probably the only way to
do it, come to think of it. But do I need a special fitting for the
outlet tube, or can I just drill, then file for a wicked tight hole,
fit the tube flush to the inside of the column, and solder it? That's
what bokakob's diagram looks like, but I don't know anything about
this stuff and I'm worried I might be missing some accepted and sound
technique that was assumed in the diagram.