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Triclamp Recessless Ferrules & Super Easy Product Condenser

These are various style condensers for many different applications.

Re: Triclamp Recessless Ferrules & Super Easy Product Conden

Postby Hound Dog » Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:23 am

Wish I had went with these recessless ferrules instead of the standard ones that I had to beat the heck out of to go into 3" type L copper. Too late.
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Re: Triclamp Recessless Ferrules & Super Easy Product Conden

Postby sasquatch » Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:35 am

Hound Dog wrote:Wish I had went with these recessless ferrules instead of the standard ones that I had to beat the heck out of to go into 3" type L copper. Too late.



When I did mine I took the 3inch pipe to a muffler shop and got them to flare the ends to fit the ferrules. Worked great. With out doing that you must have been swinging that hammer hard.lol
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Re: Triclamp Recessless Ferrules & Super Easy Product Conden

Postby Hound Dog » Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:47 am

:lol: I thought about getting an exhaust pipe expander for myself but reviews of them always complained of them not working well except the professional ones. Then again, those guys aren't expanding annealed copper for exhaust either.

But to your reply, I flared the end just a hair with a ball peen to get it started then used a block of wood and a BFH to wail the heck out of it! It twernt easy.....
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Re: Triclamp Recessless Ferrules & Super Easy Product Conden

Postby Bushman » Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:51 am

sasquatch wrote:
Hound Dog wrote:Wish I had went with these recessless ferrules instead of the standard ones that I had to beat the heck out of to go into 3" type L copper. Too late.



When I did mine I took the 3inch pipe to a muffler shop and got them to flare the ends to fit the ferrules. Worked great. With out doing that you must have been swinging that hammer hard.lol

Good idea if they didn't charge shop fee prices to do the work!
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Re: Triclamp Recessless Ferrules & Super Easy Product Conden

Postby brantoken » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:52 am

I once put Schrödinger's cat in a still and it never came out. And it did.


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Re: Triclamp Recessless Ferrules & Super Easy Product Conden

Postby Pa_bon » Wed May 03, 2017 7:27 am

Trying to figure size dimensions for a Dimroth PC using a 2" tri clamp spool. 24" or 36" spool ? Anyone have an idea which would give a better fit when coiled 1/2" or 3/4" csst?

I strip at approx. 7 kw. My intent is to use tc fittings I have on hand. On the low side of the condenser slot the 2" spool for the csst in/out just ahead of the 45 deg elbow where parrot will connect.

Something like this,
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Re: Triclamp Recessless Ferrules & Super Easy Product Conden

Postby S-Cackalacky » Wed May 03, 2017 2:46 pm

I made mine using a 2" X 36" spool. The CSST is 5/8" OD. I did it a bit different than your design. I cut off one of the tri-clamp ends and reshaped it to a taper. Here's a link to it on Modern Distiller - http://forum.moderndistiller.com/viewto ... 150#p50366 . I haven't used it yet, so I can't say how effective (or efficient) it might be.
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Re: Triclamp Recessless Ferrules & Super Easy Product Conden

Postby S-Cackalacky » Wed May 03, 2017 2:56 pm

Sorry, hadn't noticed before, but if you're not logged on to MD, it won't let you see the pictures.
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Re: Triclamp Recessless Ferrules & Super Easy Product Conden

Postby Pa_bon » Wed May 03, 2017 2:58 pm

how much csst did you use in the 36" tube? Did you coil it?
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Re: Triclamp Recessless Ferrules & Super Easy Product Conden

Postby S-Cackalacky » Wed May 03, 2017 3:27 pm

It's not a coil in the true sense. It's just a twist with some ss scrubbie intertwined between the twists. I would guess the total length of the CSST to be about 80 to 90 inches.
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Re: Triclamp Recessless Ferrules & Super Easy Product Conden

Postby Pa_bon » Wed May 03, 2017 3:50 pm

What's the purpose of the scrubbers? Do you have a picture handy? Couldn't see them on the MD.
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Re: Triclamp Recessless Ferrules & Super Easy Product Conden

Postby dad300 » Wed May 03, 2017 4:40 pm

1.5 Condenser.jpg


and another using a keg spear.
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Re: Triclamp Recessless Ferrules & Super Easy Product Conden

Postby S-Cackalacky » Thu May 04, 2017 7:25 am

Pa_bon wrote:What's the purpose of the scrubbers? Do you have a picture handy? Couldn't see them on the MD.

Probably no good purpose - overkill. Thinking it might help with temp transfer and turbulence. The twist in my CSST is similar to what DAD300 posted with his pics.
Some pics:
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The downside of mine compared to DAD's is that it's more expensive and is probably quite a bit heavier.
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Re: Triclamp Recessless Ferrules & Super Easy Product Conden

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Fri May 05, 2017 5:27 pm

SC, how easy was it to push that CSST twist up the 2" fitting? (I had a bitch of a time getting mine up a 1 1/2" copper pipe) I'm asking because we're planning a 55-gallon 3" still with a "question mark" head like our 2" 15-gallon potstill, and I'm thinking of reducing the size to 2" at the condenser, as long as I can run maybe 3 feet of twist up a 2" condenser "shell".
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Re: Triclamp Recessless Ferrules & Super Easy Product Conden

Postby S-Cackalacky » Sat May 06, 2017 7:05 am

Zymurgy Bob wrote:SC, how easy was it to push that CSST twist up the 2" fitting? (I had a bitch of a time getting mine up a 1 1/2" copper pipe) I'm asking because we're planning a 55-gallon 3" still with a "question mark" head like our 2" 15-gallon potstill, and I'm thinking of reducing the size to 2" at the condenser, as long as I can run maybe 3 feet of twist up a 2" condenser "shell".

It slipped in fairly easy. Remember, I used 5/8" OD CSST. I think it would have been difficult, if not impossible, to feed it into a 1.5" pipe. Half inch CSST might be a little too loose in 2" pipe - something a little ss scrubber might remedy.
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