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Re: [new_distillers] Re: humidifier tap-valve kit - To Be Or Not To Be!

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  • Bob Bourne
    -A It may be that the ends are a little burred from cutting at the moment. But what you say is what I wanted to here! Thanks for the info. Bob. ... From:
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      -A

      It may be that the ends are a little burred from cutting at the moment. But
      what you say is what I wanted to here! Thanks for the info.

      Bob.
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      From: <nanosleep@...>
      To: <new_distillers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003 3:30 PM
      Subject: [new_distillers] Re: humidifier tap-valve kit - To Be Or Not To Be!


      > I don't have any valve on my condenser coil. I hook
      > this up to my kitchen faucet and use the faucet to
      > control the flow rate. The only valves I use are
      > 1/4 inch valves to control the amount of distillate
      > I take off and the amount returned to the top of the
      > column.
      >
      > Did you kink the 3/16ths tubing? You should be able
      > to blow through it at least a little. Could you blow
      > through it before you coiled it? I don't have any
      > problems blowing through my condenser made of 1/4 inch
      > tubing. I do this when I disassemble the still to
      > blow out the remaining water so it doesn't drip all
      > over the floor.
      >
      > Try hooking the 3/16ths coil up to your water supply.
      > See how much flow you can push through it. It
      > shouldn't take a lot of water flow to provide enough
      > cooling. You might be able to use the 3/16ths and
      > avoid spending more money on 1/4 tubing.
      >
      > You definitely don't want to run the condenser at
      > "wide open". You'll be wasting enough water to
      > cool 50 or more stills. Whether it be the kitchen faucet
      > or a small brass valve, you'll need some sort of
      > control on the water flow.
      >
      > -A
      >
      > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Bob Bourne" <bourne@v...>
      > wrote:
      > > humidifier tap-valve kit
      > >
      > > I've coiled some 3/16 copper and I can't even blow through it. Under
      > air
      > > pressure it's OK.
      > >
      > > My question is: If I coil 1/4 copper would I need the humidifier
      > tap-valve
      > > kit. At this stage I'd be happy to waste a little extra water until
      > it's all
      > > sorted! Or does 1/4 need a humidifier tap-valve kit to?
      > >
      > > Bob Bourne.
      >
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