Re: 5.5 inch dia. column questions
- thank you for the reply. i posted the same on distillers and pint
posted a link to some pictures and i plan to build something like it
this winter. also im gonna try to trade, or get a 3 inch pipe for the
column. will post on distillers when done.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "waljaco" <waljaco@...> wrote:
> You most likely will need to have trays, not packing. Packing over 3
> inch (75mm) has problems such as channeling. This is an industrial
> diam. The recommended diam. for home distillers is 2 inches (50mm).
> --- In email@example.com, "kirtgk" <kirtgk@> wrote:
> > i have used the calculator on tonys site and the calculator gives a
> > N/A for this diameter column. some help here would be appreciated.
> > thanks in advance
> > kirtgk
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "kirtgk" <kirtgk@> wrote:
> > >
> > > my father has given me a 5.5 inch x 7 foot long piece of stainless
> > > steel pipe. id like to build a still from it. with this diameter to
> > > get 93-95% etho, and also at a fairly decent rate how high should it
> > > be? does diameter affect the height required for proper
> > > just the volume of distillate? i have yet to go to home
> > > is my next stop. just wanted to hear some suggestions.
> > > BTW id like to use copper packing and make it a compound still.
> > > suggestions are most definitely welcome and appreciated.
> > >
> > > my prime goal would be to run 10 gallons and get clean product at a
> > > rate faster than my 2 inch still.
> > >
> > > kirtgk
> > >