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Re: [new_distillers] Re: Futzing With Design

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  • Derek Hamlet
    Oh, that makes sense. Note to self. Don t insulate the condenser. ... Derek Hamlet Victoria, B.C. 592-8590
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 26, 2003
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      Oh, that makes sense. Note to self. Don't insulate the condenser.
      At 03:16 PM 11/26/03, you wrote:
      >you can use the 50 degree F temperature to your advantage. If you
      >recycle your condensor coolant, a simple radiator assembly set in
      >cool weather will help you shed heat.
      >
      >If you heavily insulate the column and boiler section and then leave
      >the condensor section unclad, The cool air will assist the condensor
      >do it's intended job.
      >
      >--- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, Derek Hamlet
      ><derekhamlet@s...> wrote:
      > > I've been futzing with my reflux still design for weeks. I have
      >the boiler
      > > (a 58 litre stainless keg and will probably (at least initially) be
      >using
      > > propane as my heat source. I'll probably be using one of Alex's
      >designs
      > > for the tower. My question is about height and temperature.
      > > I don't think the kitchen (8 foot ceilings) is going to be
      >acceptable to
      > > the colonel in chief. This either sends me to the basement or just
      >outside
      > > the basement door. The basement restricts the height of the
      >column. If I
      > > choose to go with the height I want I will indeed be outside.
      >Fortunately
      > > winter temps are pretty comfortable here. A 50 degree F day is
      >common in
      > > winter. How much problem am I going to have controlling
      >temperature of the
      > > boiler and column under those circumstances? I'm assuming that
      >insulating
      > > the column will indeed be necessary.
      > > Thanks for your help.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Derek Hamlet
      > > Victoria, B.C.
      > > 592-8590
      >
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      Derek Hamlet
      Victoria, B.C.
      592-8590
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