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Re: 5.5 inch dia. column questions

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  • kirtgk
    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
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      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.

      kirtgk


      --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "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).
      > wal
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.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 new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "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
      separation or
      > > > just the volume of distillate? i have yet to go to home
      distiller. it
      > > > is my next stop. just wanted to hear some suggestions.
      > > > BTW id like to use copper packing and make it a compound still.
      design
      > > > 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
      > > >
      > >
      >
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