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.
----- Original Message -----
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
> 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.
> --- In email@example.com, "Bob Bourne" <bourne@v...>
> > humidifier tap-valve kit
> > I've coiled some 3/16 copper and I can't even blow through it. Under
> > pressure it's OK.
> > My question is: If I coil 1/4 copper would I need the humidifier
> > 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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