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Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by LWTCS » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:46 pm

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*Posters welcome to offer a commentary if they feel a sufficient amount of information is not included on the diagram/plan.
*Unproven plans subject to review by management.
*Posting/commentary by original posters only.
*To further discuss or ask questions, pm The OP or discuss questions regarding a specific diagram on the most (other) appropriate forum.

We get lots of requests for plans by new members. The goal here is to allow plans and diagrams to remain readily accessable and not get burried by pages and pages of chatter.


Hopefully Samohon will load this thing with some really nice information :ebiggrin:
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:09 pm

OK lets get it going then, I'll try and add to this thread a as much as possible, but it does take time to do some of these anims...
But anyways, lets get the thread movin...

Edit: These are Flash animations, adobe flash will have to be enabled on your browser....
If any problems occur I'll upload them to youTube... :D
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This animation shows some typical systems in operation...

Click to See the Screencast...

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This animation explains in a bit more detail the difference between a couple of LM Stills, a Nixon/Stone and Bokakob Slant plate...
Slide your mouse slowly on the bottom of the video...

Click to See the Screencast...

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And a close up of a Bok in action...

Click to See the Screencast...

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Currently working on a Pot Still, OD's Flute, LC's Humper and others...
As the thread grows to maturity I feel sure it will give the new member here on HD a better understanding of whats going on inside the stills...

LM's / VM's / Ponu's / Even Rads Small Scale Apartment Still, Safety aspects, fermentation, mashing,etc;
They can all be illustrated so come on you budding artists, get busy with the tools you have...

Please note: Although this will give the novice a graphical representation of the workings it is still no substitute for reading both the parent site and the main boards pertaining to their given design. These drawings and animations will help to get over the barrier a little sooner...
Even the long time guru's of HD are still learning....

Thanks guy's... :D
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:41 pm

OK here's a CAD drawing of my Bok above a VM, I'm having great results from this still guy's...
Bokakob above a Vapor Management...
Bokakob above a Vapor Management...
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Re: Some Still Drawings

Post by HookLine » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:42 am

These are some still drawings I have done over the years from ideas and designs around the forums and elsewhere. I thought I would throw them all together in one document for others to gawk at. More details in the document.

Sorry about the file size (1.8 MB). But it does contain over 70 images, and you can only compress an image so far before it becomes a fuzzy mess. You only gotta download it once. :P

http://homedistiller.org/forum/download ... hp?id=7969
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Re: Some Still Drawings

Post by HookLine » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:43 am

Thanks, folks.

Forgot to give the link to Manback's thread:

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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by LWTCS » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:52 pm

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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by guittarmaster » Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:54 pm

I guess I'll get in here too. My still is modeled after a Coffey still replication that Old Dog made. the only significant design deviation I've made is the addition of a dephlegmator and a tri-clamp sealed cap to sneak a gin bucket into the vapor path.
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:48 am

Ok, here's a diagram for a Nixon / Stone Offset Head and The incredible Bokakob Slant Plate...
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:24 pm

And heres the Nixon & McCaw VM System...
VM.jpg
Some of these files are massive, I had to reduce them way down...
So if I get a minute I'll put the Hi-Res files inside a pdf and drop a mediafire link on this thread...

Enjoy... :D :D :D
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:37 pm

Heres a Bokakob with No VM Plan, with small graham condenser...
Boka Plan.jpg
The printable versions Here...
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:23 pm

Heres a youTube link to a Bokakob Slant Plate head Assembly...
Its a new account I've created esspecially for this thread...

Bokakob Slant Plate head Assembly...

Enjoy... :D

Edit: Working on the Flute at the moment, building all the parts in Inventor... Animating in 3D is the easy part.... Stay tuned...
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by hstuurman » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:07 am

Here is a plan of a standard ponu:
http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad28 ... n/ponu.jpg

BTW Samohon which program do you use to make the animations?
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:22 pm

OK, had an hour or so today after work so got the plate tree done for OD's 3D Magic Flute... Heres a little graphic to be goin on with...
Once I've got all the parts assembled, its over to Vray for a decent photo-render... May even try to animate the plates bubbling...
Dont worry LC, I'll get round to the Humper... :D

Doesn't take long in Inventor to make the parts, Once completed I'll upload a full parts list for the Flute, Dephlag + Shotguns routes...
Hope the bottom tray's downcomer is is OK, think I saw it on a Flute build thread... :D

Edit: Thanks OD, seems like these diagrams serve to Iron out those little things... Model and Graphic Updated... :D
Corrected Diagram...
Corrected Diagram...
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:14 am

OK, after giving it to Olddog (thanks man), to seal it with approval here is a complete schematic The Magic Flute (1 meter 4 plate), at scale (A0). I'll add a complete cutting list with a method of building later... Plumbing of the cooling system has not been done in this schematic to keep the schematic understandable to everyone... A separate plumbing drawing is under-way and will be implemented as a layover to this drawing..
A plate and tree diagram will be included... Great design OD, we don't get something like this everyday...

Acknowledgement:
This design is attributed to Olddog here on HD. The design was taken from a commercial still design and scaled down for the home distiller...
A representation on paper is all that has been done here in a hope that it leads to an aid in building the still...
Full credit must go to the designs author and other builders on HD who keep tweaking this design to its boundary's...
Thanks guy's..


This will print out fine on smaller printers also... But for best results, put it out to a large format printer. Scale (1:1)...
EDIT: The dimensions are in metric only... Decided this after I realised that there were to many variations in the fittings globally...
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Preview of the Magic Flute...
Preview of the Magic Flute...
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Kentucky shinner » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:33 am

These are templates that can be printed on label paper and applied to your plate for a drill pattern. There are different styles for the plate of your choice.
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Kentucky shinner » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:38 am

This a template for making a shotgun Dephagmator with 4 1" tubes. This will do away with one 4x2 cxc reducers.
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:41 pm

Heres a Flake stand and Worm... (a small taster to part of a Design thread for the reading lounge coming soon...)
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:44 pm

and here's a common Liebig condenser... Sorry about the small image size...
(Larger images will be available in the Reading Lounge once the thread is ready to go live...)
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:41 am

Here's my Pot Still Head...
Pot Still Head...
Pot Still Head...
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:46 am

Heres a 2" Shotgun Condenser...
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And a 4" Shotgun...
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:34 am

Here's a Graham condenser and a 4" Dephlagmater...
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:50 am

Heres a Single Wound Helix Condenser...
Single...
Single...
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and a Single Wound Helix Condenser with coldfinger...
Single Gloved...
Single Gloved...
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and a Double Wound Helix Condenser...
Double Coil...
Double Coil...
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more to follow...
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:22 am

Heres a Double wound Reflux condenser with Coldfinger...
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:24 am

Here Harry's Crossflow condenser...
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:22 pm

Heres my easy to make Pot Still Plan... I made the drawing before I built it, I've just annotated the plan for the beginners out there...

This works like a charm and could be modified quite easily to add a thumper, ect;

Think I built it for about $60... Not bad considering the whiskey I've taken from it...

The plan is in full A1 format ready to be printed.... Updated drawing on 22/01/2012...
Updated Pot Still PDF...

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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:09 am

Heres a Triple Wound Helix...
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:57 pm

Tee Trap in reflux cup for LM/VM Combo... Slant plate alternative...
Reflux Tee Trap...
Reflux Tee Trap...
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:26 am

Thought I would update the D&D thread with a diagram for beginners starting to use the UJSSM...
UJSSMM.jpg
Heres a printable version...
Click Here...
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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by Samohon » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:06 pm

Heres my current VM/Bok combo setup from another thread centering rings inside the column..

I take 1.8L per hour @ +96% abv @ 20°C from my parrot...
If I take +2L per hour, the abv is still +90% and the neutral/vodka is very very clean...

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Re: Diagrams and Plans Thread

Post by beelah » Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:03 pm

You know what would be nice ifin someone could post a nice purdy picture of Rad's concentric pot still like the others on this thread. I can read all through the thread,and look at some of the pictures, but it would be a whole lot nicer and easier to understand if there was a nice cut open drawing like all the others here!

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