my first real still

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my first real still

Postby Beovoxo » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:06 pm

hi all i hope this will be a great still :) :lol:
spec: main reflux tube 3 inch Stainless 1.5 meters tall + 10 meters of copper pipe 8mm.
cooler 2 meters of 15mm with 22mm water jacket.
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Re: my first real still

Postby Beovoxo » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:09 pm

more pics
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Re: my first real still

Postby kiwi Bruce » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:37 pm

Welcome Beovoxo, You look as if you know what your doing... keep posting those pics. DO please read the intro posts...eg Cranky's spoon feeding viewtopic.php?f=15&t=52975

and enjoy and be safe !
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Re: my first real still

Postby Beovoxo » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:43 pm

thx :) .. i do not know what im doing ..lol but i have a idear of what i want ;)
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Re: my first real still

Postby Yummyrum » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:47 pm

Looking good Beovoxo.
Nice blend of Copper , Brass and Staino .Should end up looking as good as it Runs :thumbup:
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Re: my first real still

Postby Beovoxo » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:52 pm

thx. nice to hear :):) yes i think so, i like the chrome outer finish on the 22mm copper pipe and the brass :):).. The Stainless will either be polished or acid satin at the end :)
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Re: my first real still

Postby Beovoxo » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:40 am

just some updates
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Re: my first real still

Postby Yummyrum » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:08 am

Chrome too .... hurt me :D
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Re: my first real still

Postby Beovoxo » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:17 am

Yummyrum wrote:Chrome too .... hurt me :D

its only chrome plated copper pipe on the outside :twisted: :twisted: wait until i show the Stainless pipes polished :lol: :P
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Re: my first real still

Postby Shine0n » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:30 am

Lookin good Beovoxo, lookin good!!!

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Re: my first real still

Postby Beovoxo » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:47 am

making the dual coil
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Re: my first real still

Postby Beovoxo » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:47 am

the coil all ready
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Re: my first real still

Postby OtisT » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:59 am

Beovoxo wrote:the coil all ready


That is a damn nice looking coil. Should knock down a lot of heat. How much power will you be using with your boiler?

What is the gap between winds in your outer coil? They look like they are near touching. You will want some space between them for vapor flow, and enough space that the surface tension/whicking of reflux won't stick in those gaps. I shoot for an 1/8" gap in mine.
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Re: my first real still

Postby Beovoxo » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:36 am

yes they are touching right now, but when installed it will be little over 5mm between the coils and the same between the pipe :):)
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Re: my first real still

Postby Shine0n » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:57 pm

Mister, you have some serious skills.

Keep up the good work, can't wait to see the final product :thumbup:

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Re: my first real still

Postby Beovoxo » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:22 am

thx :) lol its the first time i try soldering copper pipes :):):) I do not think it could have gone better for the first time. :):)
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Re: my first real still

Postby Beovoxo » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:50 am

just some updates:)
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Re: my first real still

Postby bilgriss » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:07 pm

Nice work. Thanks for all the pictures!
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Re: my first real still

Postby rgreen2002 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:51 pm

Folks.... I think we got ourselves a ringer here!

Looking real nice B. :mrgreen:
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Re: my first real still

Postby Beovoxo » Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:06 am

thx all :) i have just sent the Stainless pipes to my body for tig welding with backgas and fitting some new clamps and such.. so in a couple of days it will be back ;););)
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