Re: First Run Failure (sort of)
- --- In email@example.com, "abbababbaccc"
> is to stuff a small piece of potscrubber to the end of the liebig toThanks everyone for your comments
> slow down vapor (it accelerates downstream) and allow better cooling.
> Cheers, Riku
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@>
> > A picture is not necessary. By his description he has a stock
> > standard Vapour Management still. All copper in contact with
> > all the way through.
Harry, you are correct. The vapour doesn't come into contact with
anything other than copper. The plastic outer tube of the condensor
was only because the hardware store didn't have the copper reducer I
needed for a copper sleeve I have already built (I guess it pays to be
patient). My copper condensor is also has a smaller diameter than the
plastic so it might be more efficient.
Riku, the potscrubber idea in the condensor is good. I will do this.
As well as slowing the vapour it might help transfer the heat from the
copper pipe to the centre of the condensor.
I will take some photos and post once the camera batteries are
charged. Next run will be in a couple of weekends... Oh well, it will
be worth it in the end.
- Well I managed to get my copper condensor on tonight and did a test/cleaning run with water. On full power with no scrubbers everything was being condensed, no steam at all. I did spring a leak with the condensor at the joints but fixed with no trouble. Tommorrows the night, so excited....