Re: 1st pot still construction ?s
- Jim (or anyone else who cares to chime in :-) --
Thanks for the reply. A follow up question or two, if you'd be so kind...
I did some measuring and went to the store. Given the space in my
kitchen, I figure two feet of tubing is quite enough to build my lyne
arm with about a 30 degree down angle, and connect it to the worm.
> I would suggest 1/2 " ID (5/8 " OD) for your lyne arme and 1/2 "Again, I have a 4gal SS pot and 8q bowl for a dome, worm in a bucket
> flexible ID for the condenser worm... You could go to 2/3" ID and
>1/2" flexible for the condenser, but it would be getting expensive
>and i think its a bit of overkill.
cooler planned (probably 10' of refrigerator coiling), running of a
Two feet of copper tubing is well within my budget. Would there be
an advantage to kicking the arm up to 1" (I'm guessing this is OD --
however Lowe's/Home Depot sells their pipe)? I presume I could run
faster with a larger diameter, but I also realize faster runs aren't
necessarily better runs. Do you say "overkill" because a stove burner
isn't going to be able to fill that big a diameter?
If there is an advantage to the 1" diameter, would that necessarily
dictate a large ID for the worm? The calculator on Tony's site
indicates the worm length should be directly inversely proportionate
to the diameter of the worm, but I don't see any variables for the