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3 inch semi-modular WIP

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3 inch semi-modular WIP

Postby Wooday » Sat Dec 26, 2015 9:39 am

Christmas time brought me some new bits and pieces for my tray column. Planning a DAD300 style Condenser Controlled Vapor Management with a dimroth condenser and perforated plates.

Starting with the 3" DVW acquired over the summer, I added 3" stainless fittings and brass triclamp flanges from Fester to my parts pile.

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Knocking the pipe into flanges would have been cheaper, but the price was right and I have very limited time to build in my shared workshop, and don't want to have to answer awkward questions or worse, lie outright.

The condenser outlet is too small for the CSST I plan to use, so I'm still short a 304 stainless reducer. 3x2 or 3x1.5 is still on my want list.
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More pics as progress is made

ETA: Semi-modular meaning a one piece column with removable plates
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Re: 3 inch semi-modular WIP

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Sat Dec 26, 2015 11:50 am

Keep us posted on that dad300 system. I'm consulting to a tiny local startup distillery, and the vodka still is from dad's design. I haven't wired in the power yet so it's completely untested so far, but I'm expecting great things from it. This from a dyed-in-the-wool potstiller and reflux virgin.
Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller http://www.kelleybarts.com/zymurgy-bob- ... e-spirits/

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Re: 3 inch semi-modular WIP

Postby Kapea » Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:33 pm

One of the homes I'm working on is just now being completed. Of course, some of the last things to be installed are the rain gutter downspouts and drain lines - all in 4" copper DWV. I estimate more than 200LF of shiny 4" copper pipe.

Now I know how a cat staring into a fish market feels...
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Re: 3 inch semi-modular WIP

Postby Wooday » Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:54 pm

Had a free hour today so I soldered a brass flange to the base of my DVW pipe.

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6ft of 3" copper waiting patiently to become a perforated plated column

Re: 3 inch semi-modular WIP

Postby john2674 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:15 am

Kapea wrote:One of the homes I'm working on is just now being completed. Of course, some of the last things to be installed are the rain gutter downspouts and drain lines - all in 4" copper DWV. I estimate more than 200LF of shiny 4" copper pipe.

Now I know how a cat staring into a fish market feels...

Holy crap! do the homeowners wipe their rear ends with gold plated toilet paper?
you would have to have 24 hour security guards around here if you had that much copper out in the open and not electrified lol.
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Re: 3 inch semi-modular WIP

Postby Wooday » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:14 pm

The column is all put together. Next is putting the element in the boiler and wiring the controller before a cleaning run.

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Air cooled baseboard condenser
6ft of 3" copper waiting patiently to become a perforated plated column


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