Want to build a Pot Still and try it.

Simple pot still distillation and construction with or without a thumper.

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hoochinoo
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Want to build a Pot Still and try it.

Post by hoochinoo » Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:40 pm

Hi Folks,
It is good to be back after being away for some time.

I was going to attempt and build this pot still and wanted to present my plan.

Thanks in advance for any comments that would be helpful.

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Post by hoochinoo » Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:44 pm

.... addition.

I also had one modification in mind for the condenser. Lets see what you think about it? Since it was going inside a 5 gallon bucket, I was going to coil a couple of loops of 1/2 inch soft copper and then step down and connect to a 1/4 inch coil which I made of about 6 feet of soft copper.

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Post by hoochinoo » Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:39 pm

Here is the progress so far:
- build out of the condenser,



- build out of the condenser housing,



- build out of the thumper,



- unit build out so far,

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Post by As-Ol-Joe » Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:36 pm

How are you going to seal the thumper?

Looks like a nice rig.
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Post by hoochinoo » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:05 pm

I will use wheat dough to seal.
Also, I have a homemade clamp that will hook to the two vertically positioned woods to hold down the pipe feeds into the thumper.

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Post by hoochinoo » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:05 pm

Here are some updated pictures of the finished unit so far:

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Post by MisterSteve124 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:35 pm

Wow thats a huge setup, bet that's a pain to setup everything. Looks pretty sweet though.

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Post by Bohunk » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:04 pm

Hoocie,
Rube Goldberg would be proud of you....

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Post by hoochinoo » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:29 pm

The pain is to put the thumper plumbing together. I think after doing it a couple of times it will become second nature. The elbow solder joint going down to the condenser is not soldered on one end to allow separation.

...and thanks for the kudos, Rube Goldberg, should be proud of all of us here by putting various items together in order to make out own "water of life"!

Thanks.

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Post by hoochinoo » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:56 pm

... Folks, I have claim ignorance on this one not knowing about picture sizes.

Please find below the modified pictures and their sizes of the still I have been working on. Thanks.

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