Re: low output?
- View Source--- In new_distillers@y..., Darrell Fuhriman <darrell@g...> wrote:
> "CornFed (Randy)" <cornfed15@h...> writes:however.
> > you didnt mention what size tubing you have on the out-take,
> 1/4" copper tubing.
> > It sounds like you have a plugged tube on the out-take. or else
>alright do a cold flow test and confirm it. pour a measured liter
> I thought of that, but we tested it by dumping water directly
> into the condenser, and it flows out just fine.
of liquid into the top and see how long it takes to get it out the
Usually the solution is very simple and right in front of you. try
removing the needle valve and see if you get a good flow. Loose
Teflon tape pieces act funky when you heat it up. If you get good
flow above the valve, try to test what is happening below the valve.
Lots of construction sediment can get into unusual places. could it
be that the compression fitting on the needle valve collapsed the
tubing and is restricting flow? I would still double check the
obvious and simple no matter how impossible or improbable it
I know a neighbor who once kicked and cursed his lawn mower for 2
days trying to start it and then decided to check if it had gasoline
in the tank.
>I run a set-up similar enough to call it the samething. Haveing a
> In this case, we're using two tees, joined with a nipple.
> Imagine a letter H, with the condenser attached to the top of one
> arm the valves mounted in a cap below that>
collection cup below the condensor should provide plenty of flow.
good luck. I dont think the problem will be difficult or expensive
to fix once you identify it.