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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby CH3CH2OH » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:27 am

Here is my flow control. I have since switched out the 7lpm on the left to a 2lpm like to other one. It gives great control and you can instantly see of you get a fluctuation.

Water in the bottom right which feeds both flow controls. Top left to RC top right to PC.

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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby Rush006 » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:20 am

yes the bilge pumps up every 40 to 50 L so the change in pressure would be minimal. My rum is tasting great now after a few mods so must be ok. :D
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby thedarkmesh » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:11 pm

Anyone got a link to a that suites "garden hose attachment is 1/2" x 3/4" BSP" at bunnings or masters?

I did find a https://www.masters.com.au/product/900043651/champion-brass-fittings-3-4-x-1-2-bsp-reducing-nipple and then just find something that connects onto that? I am very much a n0ob when it comes to pumping stuff up!
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby thedarkmesh » Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:31 pm

thedarkmesh wrote:Anyone got a link to a that suites "garden hose attachment is 1/2" x 3/4" BSP" at bunnings or masters?

I did find a https://www.masters.com.au/product/900043651/champion-brass-fittings-3-4-x-1-2-bsp-reducing-nipple and then just find something that connects onto that? I am very much a n0ob when it comes to pumping stuff up!


Turns out it was the correct one.
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby Atreu » Mon May 11, 2015 10:08 pm

Hi all,

Just starting to set up my cooling system, I got an IBC, and, after reading the earlier comments, ended up going for a 750W submersible pump for it.
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I also got the piping to rum between the still & IBC; going for 19mm black poly pipe (just the cheap, irrigation stuff), after I had the guy at bunnings try to sell me 2 other types of piping - both of which were WAY more expensive. (Many thanks to you Macstill - that hurried phone call on the Saturday arvo to you actually saved me a shitload of cash!) ^:)^

As well as that, I got all the attachments that will run off the still
Cooling system - still hook up.jpg


All in all, it wasn't a cheap exercise, coming in at just over $220 (and the IBC was free), however, the way I see it, if you're going to get a still that will literally last generations, and produce booze at a quality that you'dbe hard pressed to afford at a bottle-o, you may as well do it right the whole way.

At least now, if the dishwasher gets put on, it won't ruin a run - and I'll be saving a shitload of water, too! :D :handgestures-thumbupleft:

I am wondering though, do I need some sort of pressure reducer to stop fluctuations? I saw 100kpa, 200kpa, and 300kpa while shopping for the other stuff, or Is it overkill, as the pump stops that issue?

Thanks
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby sconly » Tue May 12, 2015 5:41 pm

thanks for the plumbing pics Mac finally getting ours set up
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby Fishws » Thu May 28, 2015 10:31 am

Hello All,

My first post. How does this cooling system look? never run one before, so hoping I am on the right track following Mac's advice above and in person.
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby MacStill » Thu May 28, 2015 11:11 am

Looks spot on to me mate, nicely done :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby Rush006 » Thu May 28, 2015 11:25 am

Atreu wrote:Hi all,


All in all, it wasn't a cheap exercise, coming in at just over $220 (and the IBC was free), however, the way I see it, if you're going to get a still that will literally last generations, and produce booze at a quality that you'dbe hard pressed to afford at a bottle-o, you may as well do it right the whole way.


Thanks


5 months down the track and would agree 100% with the quality of Booze these things produce. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby Crusty » Thu May 28, 2015 4:59 pm

Fishws wrote:Hello All,

My first post. How does this cooling system look? never run one before, so hoping I am on the right track following Mac's advice above and in person.
Fish cooling.jpg


Looks good Fish.
Would you care to share what length hoses you ended up getting.
I'm off to Bunnings next week & will be getting some hoses & Gate valves but they do come in a few different sizes.
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby Fishws » Thu May 28, 2015 11:07 pm

Crusty, I'll measure tomorrow. Like most things I do at Bunnings, I leave with a box full of stuff I think I might use and then take the leftovers back a few weeks later. Fish
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby Crusty » Fri May 29, 2015 12:01 pm

Fishws wrote:Crusty, I'll measure tomorrow. Like most things I do at Bunnings, I leave with a box full of stuff I think I might use and then take the leftovers back a few weeks later. Fish


Thanks Fish.
Im forever buying the wrong size, length etc, hence the question.
Much appreciated.
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby Crusty » Fri May 29, 2015 4:34 pm

MacStill wrote: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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:D


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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby Fishws » Sat May 30, 2015 7:08 am

Crusty wrote:
Fishws wrote:Crusty, I'll measure tomorrow. Like most things I do at Bunnings, I leave with a box full of stuff I think I might use and then take the leftovers back a few weeks later. Fish


Thanks Fish.
Im forever buying the wrong size, length etc, hence the question.
Much appreciated.



Crusty,

Fittings all half inch. Hose length 55,45 and 28cm. These are approximate - the labels are long gone!

Cheers,

Fish
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby Crusty » Sat May 30, 2015 8:10 am

Fishws wrote:
Crusty wrote:
Fishws wrote:Crusty, I'll measure tomorrow. Like most things I do at Bunnings, I leave with a box full of stuff I think I might use and then take the leftovers back a few weeks later. Fish


Thanks Fish.
Im forever buying the wrong size, length etc, hence the question.
Much appreciated.



Crusty,

Fittings all half inch. Hose length 55,45 and 28cm. These are approximate - the labels are long gone!

Cheers,

Fish


Thanks Fish, much appreciated... :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby Clickeral » Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:06 pm

Hey Mac sorry for the thread dig but are you using needle or gate valves?

Also where is the best place to pickthis stuff up from?
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby Zak Griffin » Sun Jul 19, 2015 2:42 pm

Gate valves are the go for cooling... I think Mac gets most of his gear from Bunnings :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby invisigoth » Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:07 am

i've been out of it for a while, and noticed this thread. maybe i've missed something, but i'm a bit confused. i used to have this set up, and mac recommended a single valve setup. the pc is so efficient that even a trickle is enough to condense the product, so the rc was the only thing that needed to be controlled. nice and simple. why the change to a 2 valve setup?
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby Clickeral » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:37 pm

Hey Mac

Is there any benefit from controlling the water flow into the PC? I normally run it flat out and just control the RC

I am upgrading to stainless lines atm and am working out if I need a valve for the PC
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Re: bubbler cooling system

Postby Sam. » Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:19 pm

Only benefit would be using less water if you are not using a recirculated system :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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