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bubbler cooling system

Postby MacStill » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:07 pm

Here's a few pics that are hopefully easy to understand, it's how I set up my cooling lines & all the bits needed are found in any decent hardware store.

All the parts are 1/2" BSP thread, and the adapter for the click on garden hose attachment is 1/2" x 3/4" BSP.

I use thread tape on all the joins except for the braided hose ends, these have a rubber washer in the ends and can be done up finger tight for easy removal/modifications/storage of the still etc etc.



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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby peterhobit » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:30 pm

Thanks, this will be useful soon I hope :)
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby peterhobit » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:15 pm

Any reason for using braided hose? or is it a bit of metal bling?
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby MacStill » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:36 pm

peterhobit wrote:Any reason for using braided hose? or is it a bit of metal bling?


Looks good and doesn't kink when hot like normal soft hoses, easy to use, comes in various lengths, readily available.

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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby mymumsaidimcool » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:43 pm

Looks so confusing.

my pot is about as basic as it can be haha one in and one out... vapour through the middle. drips out the end.
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby peterhobit » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:34 pm

It does look good :animals-fishblue:
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Postby Dingo Charlie » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:45 pm

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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby jrad » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:39 pm

Hey mac,

I take it, inlet through the bottom, outlet through the top ?
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby Sam. » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:50 pm

jrad wrote:Hey mac,

I take it, inlet through the bottom, outlet through the top ?


Thats the standard mate, then you dont get any air in there :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby jrad » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:27 pm

Yep,

Im with ya sal.
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby TBone » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:21 pm

You know Mac...I'd certainly advocate for you to offer a set up like this for sale through the store. I know you have stated elsewhere that you leave hook ups to the owners discretion ...but I'd be willing to bet there would be a market for a quick set up out of the box like what you just shared.
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby MacStill » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:49 pm

TBone wrote:You know Mac...I'd certainly advocate for you to offer a set up like this for sale through the store. I know you have stated elsewhere that you leave hook ups to the owners discretion ...but I'd be willing to bet there would be a market for a quick set up out of the box like what you just shared.


Yes mate I totally agree with you, I'm currently working on a few things, turnkey packages are on my list :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby peterhobit » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:56 pm

The Y connectors for the braided hose? are they stainless? and if so where do you get them?
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby MacStill » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:03 pm

chrome plated brass from Bunnings mate, same area as all their copper fittings :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby MacStill » Sun May 18, 2014 7:54 pm

I've been getting asked a bit about this lately and thought I should bump this thread.

EDIT:

Just found this pic on my hard drive and thought it would go good in this thread, lucky I saved it :))

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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby kickarum » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:52 pm

Hi Mac
Great thread mate, picture tells it all simple and sound. Answered a lot of my questions right there.
Thanks Mick.
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby Rush006 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:48 pm

thanks Mac, just got everything i need from the big green shead for $72. looks good too. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby stillar » Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:57 pm

I reckon you'd be better off having the valve on the output of the rc, having it on the output will give it some back pressure, no risk of a draining affect with the lines hanging down. Total control. If the lines were up nice the rc it would be a different story.
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby MacStill » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:08 pm

stillar wrote:I reckon you'd be better off having the valve on the output of the rc, having it on the output will give it some back pressure, no risk of a draining affect with the lines hanging down. Total control. If the lines were up nice the rc it would be a different story.


Really ?

You mean I've been getting it wrong all these years ?

WOW!

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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby Rush006 » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:31 pm

Ive been running a gravity feed and a bilge pump from a lower tank back up to the top tank. i don't think the gravity feed is giving me enough flow through the RC to get total control. if i was to change to a pressure pump what sort of flow rate would I be looking for? any help appreciated. and sorry in advance for the noobe question.

I've done a few runs now and even though my product flows out at a toothpick flow i can't get full reflux so worried about not getting good separation of product and a smearing of heads and tails.


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