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by Manback
Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Using a swept tee in 2" VM - any effect?
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Re: Using a swept tee in 2" VM - any effect?

Put the sweep on the bottom, you have a valve to control flow anyway so it's no biggie if it lets too much through
by Manback
Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 3" Bok?
Replies: 2
Views: 488

Re: 3" Bok?

Double helix != double wound

You could do it in 3/8" in 3". I'd go for 5/16" at least. Stuff it with mesh (cause why not). At 9" it should be sweet though :)
by Manback
Sun May 29, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Brass Valves
Replies: 12
Views: 1963

Re: Brass Valves

Why do you need a return to column valve as well as a take off valve? Is it so you got like RLM and LM?
by Manback
Fri May 27, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: and still yet another 2" Bok...
Replies: 13
Views: 2101

Re: and still yet another 2" Bok...

I have spirals of 1.6mm tig wire inside all 5 of the tubes in my shotgun. It's an overkill piece of equipment anyway so its hard to say.. but nothing gets out, thats for sure :)
by Manback
Fri May 27, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Custom VM 'seagull' tee for flow direction
Replies: 8
Views: 10419

Re: Custom VM 'seagull' tee for flow direction

I ended up using head pressure, rather than flow direction. This T is sitting around in a bag as it has been since we welded it up :P Maybe I'll do something with it this weekend, would be interesting!
by Manback
Wed May 25, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Reflux return point
Replies: 32
Views: 1404

Re: Reflux return point

Lol. Prairiepiss has a good point, hadn't even thought of that. Some sort of catching condensate-catching device (ie slant-plate or bubble plate) will be required to direct the reflux. If you have that you may as well smash a valve on and have a LM/VM combo. Or at least a plugged take-off so you can...
by Manback
Wed May 25, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Reflux return point
Replies: 32
Views: 1404

Re: Reflux return point

LW - could be way off base here but - that's at the bottom of the column based on the excerpt?

What about half way up? That leaves you half-way between the two methods.. seems like it would be problematic to me?

I'm probably wrong though.. I'm okay with it!
by Manback
Wed May 25, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Reflux return point
Replies: 32
Views: 1404

Re: Reflux return point

What thread prairiepiss?

You want your return below your VM take-off ideally.. but not half-way down the packing o_o

On top, to be sure.
by Manback
Wed May 25, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Old Dog's Stumpy Still
Replies: 8
Views: 5247

Re: Old Dog's Stumpy Still

Where's that thermo from?

:D
by Manback
Tue May 24, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: New Take on a Great Design... ODs Magic Flute - Mark 2...
Replies: 490
Views: 59621

Re: New Take on a Great Design... ODs Magic Flute - Mark 2.

Real?

The top plate give different results?

Isn't it just vapor path - plate - vapor path - dephlegmator, no matter which way you do it?

I'm just talkin shit here but - I don't see how this would be the case? Maybe a very small difference but surely not by much?
by Manback
Tue May 24, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: help with 3 inch stainless VM-LM design
Replies: 10
Views: 1431

Re: help with 3 inch stainless VM-LM design

So ethanol vapor is heavier than air. Therefore, the greater the distance between your take-off and coil condenser, the greater the weight of the ethanol pushing down on the take-off. Basically, if the distance is bigger, you can have a smaller take-off arm and achieve the same rate. Think about it ...
by Manback
Sat May 21, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Centering Rings
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Re: Centering Rings

Cut them off at like 40mm ID I reckon. 1" is getting pretty small. But primo! :clap:
by Manback
Thu May 19, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Dan's Flute x2, 4" x 5 plate 42" column
Replies: 439
Views: 99377

Re: Dan's Flute x2, 4" x 5 plate 42" column

How'd you get em cut?
by Manback
Thu May 19, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: 60" column
Replies: 24
Views: 1573

Re: 60" column

If your column isn't too narrow at any point, and your still doesn't leak, it will probably work.. don't get too caught up in exact dimensions, I am slowly coming around (a little :D) to rad's way of thinking in some departments.. just build it ..
by Manback
Thu May 19, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: help with 3 inch stainless VM-LM design
Replies: 10
Views: 1431

Re: help with 3 inch stainless VM-LM design

I want to start building my first still, and would love any advice, suggestions, concerns etc. This might look a little extreme for a first build but I figure it might as well also be my last. My logic is there’s no point fucking around. I want to make a 3 inch vm/lm combo. The build will be all st...
by Manback
Wed May 18, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Tom . CHCH New Zealand . Stainless fractioning
Replies: 9
Views: 1478

Re: Tom . CHCH New Zealand . Stainless fractioning

I'm in ChCh too, you got that WPOSW on yet?

:D
by Manback
Mon May 09, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Still Related Hardware
Topic: Sight glass - what kind of glass?
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Sight glass - what kind of glass?

Am spending the day whipping up the prototype for some nice tri-clamp sight glass units I'm gonna be selling.. I got a quote for the glass disc component for $1.00 each. When I mentioned it needed to withstand about 100 degrees the guy said I'd need Robax, and it would cost 5$ each.. what kind of gl...
by Manback
Fri May 06, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: Anybody like red eyes ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1882

Re: Anybody like red eyes ?

Yes THM, I have read, and understood, the rules.


Think I'll stay away from anywhere except the commercial links section in the future.
by Manback
Fri May 06, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Hybrid monster
Replies: 24
Views: 3210

Re: Hybrid monster

Christchurch bro. Spend a fair bit of time in akl one way n another though.

You ever wanna take ya stilling to the next level and get a ss VM or LM.. look me up ;)
by Manback
Thu May 05, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Drinks and Drinking
Topic: Anybody like red eyes ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1882

Re: Anybody like red eyes ?

Man, pretty heavy.. just a wee joke as far as I can see?

No need to go coming down heavy.. Nobody's posting detailed instructions on the synthesis of methamphetamine..

That sorta stuff can kill the mood quick!
by Manback
Thu May 05, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Hybrid monster
Replies: 24
Views: 3210

Re: Hybrid monster

Don't stress it too much buddy, I'm with you on this one. Plus.. I put so much other shit into my body.. a bit of plastic would have to be one of the safer things :P

You in NZ?
by Manback
Wed May 04, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Sick old man
Replies: 57
Views: 2255

Re: Sick old man

Yeah, who cares.. I thought you were all old buggers except for us sprightly young NZers :P
by Manback
Wed May 04, 2011 2:47 am
Forum: The Construction Site
Topic: Hybrid monster
Replies: 24
Views: 3210

Re: Hybrid monster

Boy you spent some dollars on them..

What was your starting %?
by Manback
Mon May 02, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: My First .....
Topic: MY FIRST WINEOS PLAIN OLD SUGAR WASH
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: MY FIRST WINEOS PLAIN OLD SUGAR WASH

Hey buddy. With a valved reflux and WPOSW I guess you made yourself some neutral. No blending to do there really - you wanna take the hearts cut and that's it (for me, anyways. Guess I just wanna drink without tasting anything usually :P) As for finishing and aging: You could run it through some car...
by Manback
Mon May 02, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Bin Laden killed in secret raid
Replies: 56
Views: 2263

Re: Bin Laden killed in secret raid

They showed us the pic on our 6 o'clock news. Hope I don't get banned for this, it's pretty rough :D http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tpnrTZSgs5Y/Tb6LDyOaWII/AAAAAAAAB-s/XYntx88Kw-8/s320/osama%2Bkilled.jpg ONE - NIL! PS Couldn't find the high res version sorry chaps. The one I saw on the news was a much mo...
by Manback
Mon May 02, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Bin Laden killed in secret raid
Replies: 56
Views: 2263

Re: Bin Laden killed in secret raid

Come on guys, be serious for a minute. How do you think it would affect Obama's election chances if bin Laden released a video of himself tomorrow, still alive and kicking? There is no way Obama would go on TV like that and risk everything, unless he were pretty damn confident he were telling the tr...
by Manback
Sun May 01, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion
Topic: Tornados
Replies: 14
Views: 534

Re: Tornados

Thoughts and prayers.
by Manback
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: New Take on a Great Design... ODs Magic Flute - Mark 2...
Replies: 490
Views: 59621

Re: New Take on a Great Design... ODs Magic Flute - Mark 2.

Your neutral tree may as well just be a bunch of packing for the column.. just my take on it..
by Manback
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: LM/VM Bev Nap Sketch
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: LM/VM Bev Nap Sketch

ok here is updated sketch. I realized when I was looking at that condenser the cool input is on the opposite side so I switched the liebig to the other side. Which I actuall prefer because I want to orient the knob to the gate valve 45 degrees so it is easier to turn when this thing is 6-7 feet in ...
by Manback
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Column Builds
Topic: Curved plate design on a LM reflux still
Replies: 24
Views: 1452

Re: Curved plate design on a LM reflux still

I gotta agree with everyone else.. sure does look cool.. until it's inside your still and you can't see it no more :(