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Condenser control still

These usually have the means for returning the spirits to the column and usually allow metering of the take off to help in the reflux.

Condenser control still

Postby manu de hanoi » Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:42 pm

Here's a new design, uber simple and does not require a valve (but maybe some gloves)
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Re: Condenser control still

Postby airhill » Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:09 pm

Interesting idea Manu :8) might also make an interesting way to control a CM.
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Re: Condenser control still

Postby vb » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:09 pm

ya that looks like a CM design to me, but in this configuration it would be easier to control.
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Re: Condenser control still

Postby punkin » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:03 am

I looked through all the reflux pages after that Russian guy who posted some piccies and introduced the Reverse LM idea here. Could find no hide nor hair of him or his posts, but i'm thinking that still is the same in principle design?

Only diff is lack of control of the takeoff by a valve (controlled by condensor position).

Not that i understand such things, but i'm positive there was a pic of one here somewhere.
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Re: Condenser control still

Postby adama » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:32 am

Looks like a good way to save money - not having to buy an expensive s/s valve - could help folk to get started on their construction quickly.

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Re: Condenser control still

Postby manu de hanoi » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:19 am

saves height too
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Re: Condenser control still

Postby mavnkaf » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:53 am

Well done manu, using the KISS system.

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Ps, find a way to reuse the cooling water.
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Re: Condenser control still

Postby manu de hanoi » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:27 am

mavnkaf wrote:Well done manu, using the KISS system.

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Ps, find a way to reuse the cooling water.

since you asked :
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The white knob is a dimmer used to calm down the overkill pump
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Got that idea from a thread in HD I think
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Re: Condenser control still

Postby NineInchNails » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:23 pm

I may be a complete newbie but that impresses the hell out of me. I imagine it would be super simple to build one of those out of copper. Just as effective as slanted plates, but real easy.
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Re: Condenser control still

Postby stillton » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:36 pm

nice work again manu!

NineInchNails wrote:I may be a complete newbie but that impresses the hell out of me. I imagine it would be super simple to build one of those out of copper. Just as effective as slanted plates, but real easy.

downside with all CM is that they require a steady stream of constant temperature cooling water to be as stable as a LM-valve
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Re: Condenser control still

Postby vb » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:39 pm

now if someone put a valve on the output, that would make it a combination LM/CM rig wouldnt it? depending on what you adjust.

I think that it could be a handy setup, and a concept that could easily be adapted to my Rig.
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Re: Condenser control still

Postby airhill » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:34 pm

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Re: Condenser control still

Postby punkin » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:17 am

airhill wrote:Punkin

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That's the one, thank you AH. :8)
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Re: Condenser control still

Postby jaerp » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:15 pm

Also as a complete newb I'm impressed as hell. I would never have imagined this would work. But damnit, yet another toy to build (even if I never use it, it must be mine!:D)
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Re: Condenser control still

Postby Azframer » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:29 pm

manu de hanoi wrote:Here's a new design, uber simple and does not require a valve (but maybe some gloves)
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and yes it works :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vJn0lp-IP0

I never would have imagine something like this.
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