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by crazy4supras
Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Adapting NG Hot Water Tank Burner
Replies: 6
Views: 3750

Re: Adapting NG Hot Water Tank Burner

I have been doing alot of reading to figure out how to convert over to electric i find that a lot of topics just end without questions being answered so i decided to go thru and finish ones i can this is all 1/4 angle iron i had laying around cut and mig welded together only thing i used from the ho...
by crazy4supras
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: pot still head seal any ideas? or old school ways
Replies: 11
Views: 1806

Re: pot still head seal any ideas? or old school ways

Myles.. I was reading a post from 2008 in which you was going to try this water seal on a current build you were working on I didn't see anywhere about how it turned out I would assume it worked out or you wouldn't have mentioned it here also found another post about it but the post was so old the p...
by crazy4supras
Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: pot still head seal any ideas? or old school ways
Replies: 11
Views: 1806

Re: pot still head seal any ideas? or old school ways

As this is a pot still how about going albut now alembic? Add a water seal collar. I didn't know anything about them until you mentioned it definitely interesting might have to tinker with this idea maybe an insert in the boiler and a little reworking the head Seems like the water In the seal would...
by crazy4supras
Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Adapting NG Hot Water Tank Burner
Replies: 6
Views: 3750

Re: Adapting NG Hot Water Tank Burner

http://www.google.com/search?q=natural+gas+burner&source=univ&tbm=shop&sa=X&ei=5ySYVJLgFtOoyATyh4CoAw&ved=0CBwQsxg&biw=360&bih=615&dpr=2#spd=7561192875047268027ttp://www.google.com/search?q=natural+gas+burner&source=univ&tbm=shop&sa=X&ei=5ySYVJLgFtOoyATyh4CoAw&ved=0CBwQsxg&biw=360&bih=615&dpr=2" onc...
by crazy4supras
Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: pot still head seal any ideas? or old school ways
Replies: 11
Views: 1806

Re: pot still head seal any ideas? or old school ways

"shadylane"]Soak a strip of cotton cloth with your favorite distillers glue and wrap it around the bottom of the ap. Install the cap and put another layer on. It wont leak but you'll hate me when you have to take it apart.[/quote][/quote] I've put a dent or two in the head with a rubber mallet tryin...
by crazy4supras
Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: pot still head seal any ideas? or old school ways
Replies: 11
Views: 1806

Re: pot still head seal any ideas? or old school ways

I just seen the link to the 10in tri clamp went ahead and book marked that one
thank you
by crazy4supras
Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: pot still head seal any ideas? or old school ways
Replies: 11
Views: 1806

Re: pot still head seal any ideas? or old school ways

Oatmeal mother nature's super glue :D yea I'm not going to solder the head on prob get a keg some day the ptfe tape seems to of made the seal worse heads not going down as far however I read about and made a cardboard and ptfe tape gasket for the thumper lid works great no leaks in the lid looks lik...
by crazy4supras
Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: pot still head seal any ideas? or old school ways
Replies: 11
Views: 1806

Re: pot still head seal any ideas? or old school ways

I just started a water run to check for leaks in thumper and I wrapped the Teflon tape around the head just to see what would happen thanks for that suggestion im pretty sure I'll still have to use the flour tho Oatmeal hmmm I'll have to give that a try seems it would be stickier then the flour migh...
by crazy4supras
Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: pot still head seal any ideas? or old school ways
Replies: 11
Views: 1806

pot still head seal any ideas? or old school ways

Hi guys been here reading for awhile now I've searched and searched but didn't come up with anything to help me im trying to find a better way to seal this head to my boiler I have been using the flower water paste but after awhile it dries up and flakes off then I have to flour her all up again I'v...
by crazy4supras
Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: still only runs at 160° F
Replies: 25
Views: 1176

Re: still only runs at 160° F

Ok after careful consideration i ditched the reflux ok maybe not completely ditched lets say put it on the back burner for now and had a local still builder build me a pot still head for my boiler he even made a thumper i can use or not use if i want , had my first very successful run with it last n...
by crazy4supras
Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: Related Gas Accessories
Topic: Adapting NG Hot Water Tank Burner
Replies: 6
Views: 3750

Re: Adapting NG Hot Water Tank Burner

I used the same burner for mine had to reflare the fitting to fit the 10ft of NG flex line purchased, used some 1/4in angle iron to build a stand to fit my boiler works great takes around 45min to get my 7 gallons up to temp, definitely worth the build its always ready to go
by crazy4supras
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: still only runs at 160° F
Replies: 25
Views: 1176

Re: still only runs at 160° F

Nope. Your column is still open at top above the condesor. No pressure buildup at all. If you condensor isn't up to the task, the vapor escapes at the top[/quote]


Ooh ok don't think anyone could of explained any better thanks
by crazy4supras
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: still only runs at 160° F
Replies: 25
Views: 1176

Re: still only runs at 160° F

Ok tried and true , equilibrium, take off valve .... time to read
thanks again guys great info
having an off valve makes me feel like pressure build up somewhere but let me read first
by crazy4supras
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:07 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: still only runs at 160° F
Replies: 25
Views: 1176

Re: still only runs at 160° F

You guys are telling him not to use a thermometer on a pot still, but that looks like a reflux still of I am not sure what design. Four feet of 3" tubing with what looks like a condensor on top - but what's the takeoff? I have a couple of questions 1) what is the design? Is it a boka, a VM, or some...
by crazy4supras
Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: still only runs at 160° F
Replies: 25
Views: 1176

Re: still only runs at 160° F

and again, no methanol in, no methanol out. does not matter how hard you try, or what the temperature is...if there is no methanol in the wash you cannot distill it out. more research will ease your mind. I get it ... think I'm just second guessing myself and your all right should toss the thermome...
by crazy4supras
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: still only runs at 160° F
Replies: 25
Views: 1176

Re: still only runs at 160° F

Ok thanks again for the quick advice guys looks like I'll try and work that column down, been looking and reading might even recycle it and start over since the copper on it is so thick and very hard to work with it wasnt 3 quarts of methanol really just hypothetically if I cooked my wash at a stead...
by crazy4supras
Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: still only runs at 160° F
Replies: 25
Views: 1176

Re: still only runs at 160° F

I suppose making a smaller column wouldn't be to hard
by crazy4supras
Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: still only runs at 160° F
Replies: 25
Views: 1176

Re: still only runs at 160° F

Thanks for all the input I have and plan on to contunue reading everything I can and even reread everything again I would give you pictures if I could figure out how to on here
by crazy4supras
Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:10 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: still only runs at 160° F
Replies: 25
Views: 1176

Re: still only runs at 160° F

Thank you for the welcome I need to correct the column width is 5 in probably still too big I have checked the thermometer in the same way you suggested I guess the real question is can you actually make just 3 quarts of methanol if the temperature stays at the right temp or is there just a minimal ...
by crazy4supras
Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: still only runs at 160° F
Replies: 25
Views: 1176

still only runs at 160° F

Hi, yes im new here and new to distilling lets start with my still it is a 7 gallon reflux still ( home made ) 6in round and 4ft tall column 5ft internal coil all copper im running it on a natural gas burner ( yes I know danger danger ) 2ft of the column is packed with copper wire mesh I have ran vi...