RE: [new_distillers] Attachment
> Would the diameter of the hole from the still to the column make aYes, particularly if it is too small (eg smaller than 1 inch for a 1500W+
> difference to the flow rate, say a 1 inch hole or smaller.
heat input). Remember that area increases at the square of diameter, so a
1/2 inch hole only has 1/4 the area of a 1 inch hole.
Others have told me of even larger fittings still causing the column to
back up with liquid because it couldn't drain fast enough.
If you do run a smaller hole, make sure that none of the packing is
likewise helping block it.
I've just modified the attachment between my column & lid. It was a 1.5"
to 1" adapter, with the hole through the centre about the width of your
finger. This lid would sometimes leak a bit a steam/vapour, particularly
when pouring extra stuff back in down the top of the column, or if the
packing was starting to get a little dirty. I've since changed the fitting
to be a 1.5" to 1.25" adapter, and the hole in the center of this is big
enough for two fingers. The lid no longer vents, and I don't need the lead
weight belt sitting on the lid anymore.