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Started 2" combination still

Postby APD » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:06 am

Had very little work this week but made it an excuse to take some time here and there to crack-on with an idea I had for a 2" copper combination still.

Building it like distillers-legos-porn, so I can mess around and plug-in play with components between various reflux combo's and a pot-still.

Haven't had much experience with running reflux stills so wanted to rectify that.

End of today I had ready for final buffing;
-2" dephelgmator with 5x 1/2 inch cooling pipes and thermo-mount.
-Still head with thermometer in mount and arm adjustment so I can cant the condenser/outlet away from column.
-500mm gatling/shotgun condenser with 5x 1/2 inch cooling pipes.

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Planning on a 1 metre long 2" column that I can pack with copper mesh as plates/reflux medium.

Hate silver soldering stainless, ... always have at least some problem with it not wicking or wetting out despite toothing the joint area with sandpaper and cleaning the hell out of it. Kinda got there tho'.

Any thoughts/input is appreciated.

Onward and upward.
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Re: Started 2" combination still

Postby Yummyrum » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:59 am

Nicely proportioned and well executed .
I'd say that was a good days work :thumbup:
You'll love the extra money and effort you put into making it as modular as you have
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Re: Started 2" combination still

Postby APD » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:27 am

Yummyrum wrote:Nicely proportioned and well executed .
I'd say that was a good days work :thumbup:
You'll love the extra money and effort you put into making it as modular as you have


Thanks Yummy!
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Re: Started 2" combination still

Postby raketemensch » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:12 pm

Yeah, that looks pretty and flexible. Wouldn’t take much to pipe it over to a thumper, either.
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Re: Started 2" combination still

Postby APD » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:29 pm

With lower column attached to dephlegmator
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Vinegar cleaning run (bodged hoses etc at this stage)
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Roughly rigged still head during cleaning run.
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Re: Started 2" combination still

Postby kimbodious » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:05 am

Nice looking still! :thumbup: Modular still systems are so cool for their versatility
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Re: Started 2" combination still

Postby JeremiahJohnson » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:14 pm

Very nice work APD. Would you mind telling me/us about the lid on your pot? That's right up my alley and I have a few ideas on how to make something similar but yours looks perfect.
Thanks, Adam
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Re: Started 2" combination still

Postby nuntius01 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:43 pm

hmmm sure is pretty. think ive seen that set up before.
I'm just the bank and the mule

post your still pics here
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