The glass duck

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Re: The glass duck

Postby hillzabilly » Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:50 pm

Thought about extending your packed section instead ? .cheers hillzabily ;-)
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Re: The glass duck

Postby woodduck » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:08 pm

How much do you recon i would have to go and would it be as good as a plate? I do already have the plate.
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Re: The glass duck

Postby hillzabilly » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:50 pm

My opinion adding 150ml would be as good as 1plate+ .cheers hillzabilly
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Re: The glass duck

Postby Meatheadinc » Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:54 pm

:text-+1:
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Re: The glass duck

Postby MacStill » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:07 pm

+1 here too, I'd go extra packing height on top of what you have :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The glass duck

Postby woodduck » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:16 pm

Thanks guys, that's a simple fix then. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: The glass duck

Postby hillzabilly » Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:12 am

maybe you could do the extra packed section as two primus glasses,to match the bottom and get to see inside it as well.cheers hillzabilly
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Re: The glass duck

Postby TheMechwarrior » Thu Jun 18, 2015 8:47 pm

That sir is a damn gorgeous build ^:)^

Be very proud of that.

Cheers,

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Re: The glass duck

Postby woodduck » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:59 pm

Right so I tryed the extra 300mm of packed section and to be honest it didn't seem to help much so the other night while having a drink or two I dicided to whip up another plate and stick that one and my spare from before into the 300mm section for an extra couple of plates. It's not pretty and I didn't worry about sight glasses but it did seem to do the trick.

I ran an all faints run at about 30% (for neutral, obviously) and was pulling 95% at 2.5 ltrs per hour, a great result I recon. I wouldn't say it was a great odorless vodka but I don't think i have ever truly made an odorless drink yet, there always seems to be a small alcoholy smell there but it will be just fine for the girly drinks.
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Re: The glass duck

Postby scythe » Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:39 pm

Increase the bath depth and make it an inline thumper.
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Re: The glass duck

Postby maddogpearse » Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:58 pm

scythe wrote:Increase the bath depth and make it an inline thumper.

He already has the ducks nuts
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Re: The glass duck

Postby woodduck » Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:07 pm

maddogpearse wrote:
scythe wrote:Increase the bath depth and make it an inline thumper.

He already has the ducks nuts


Yep and my baths at 20mm now. I don't think a thumper would help that much on a neutral setup plus it would be way too high. I'm happy with this outcome and i don't drink much neutral anyway and after yesterdays run I won't need to do another for a while.
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Re: The glass duck

Postby WTDist » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:21 am

great effort. :handgestures-thumbupleft:

i saw you mentioned somewhere that you drilled a hole in your plates to help them slowly drain away after a run. what size dril bit would you recommend? i figure it would need to be really small?? Im making some sections that are going to be stuck in place so they will need to drain and im wondering what size bit i should use :think:
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Re: The glass duck

Postby woodduck » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:46 am

The smallest i could find was 1.8mm and I get away with it but smaller would be better probably 1mm. You'll need a few drill bits cause they brake really easy till you get the hang of it.
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Re: The glass duck

Postby jacobraven » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:48 am

Just 1 1mm hole per plate? Doesnt seem like a bad idea really
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Re: The glass duck

Postby maddogpearse » Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:10 pm

It would just act like a perforation in a perf plate during operation wouldn't it?
woodduck wrote:The smallest i could find was 1.8mm and I get away with it but smaller would be better probably 1mm.

so why would 1mm be better than 1.8? mac's perfs are 1.5
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Re: The glass duck

Postby jacobraven » Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:30 pm

Cause essentially you still want a bubble plate but this will allow it to drain slowly aswell
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Re: The glass duck

Postby WTDist » Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:46 pm

yea it seems good, not to big to affect the caps and just the right size to drain slowly. i would imagine a slow drip?
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Re: The glass duck

Postby woodduck » Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:19 pm

You'll be surprised how quick it runs out that little hole. 1.5 would be ok if that's what they are in a perf plate, I was going from memory and just remember mine was just that bit bigger.

I find that 99% of the plate drains just after I turn the still off, something to do with vacuum or something not sure but they unload one after another so the holes are just there to get that last bit. I also have a hole in the side of my downcomer cap at the bottom to drain them also and you can see a stream out of those when the still is running.
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Re: The glass duck

Postby Psykamaholik » Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:16 pm

must........ build........ :o :drool: :shock:

Thinking I should just abandon the pot still idea and go with one of these :dance: It's a bloody work of art
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