- After building my still and spending a considerable time on coming up with different condenser schemes I finally got to perfect the pot. I made the still thatMessage 1 of 1 , Jan 7, 2003View Source
After building my still and spending a considerable time on coming up with different condenser schemes I finally got to perfect the pot. I made the still that an inverted salad bowl rested on top of a stainless steel pot. It was marginally OK with occasional drop of the low concentration condensate here and there. The problem was that with 3 feet tall column there just was enough pressure to force some low percentage distillate through the joint between the pot and the salad bowl. Being a lazy person I usually just placed a wet rag under the drip spot. It worked well for a long time.
Then I decided that enough id enough! So, I went to a hardware store and bought a �" wide weather stripping seal with adhesive on one side. It took 90 seconds to stick the tape and seal the bottom of the salad bowl and I don't need wet rags anymore.
There were two varieties of the tape - white and black. I used the black one. Somehow it gave me the feel of assurance. Now my still is perfect! :-)
I can be wrong I must say.
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