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Re: MacBoka users

Postby hillzabilly » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:25 pm

If I was trying ta get flavour from it,I would try removeing 90% of the packing leave the output valve fully open ,and drop ya power to 1000-1400wt after heat up.cheers hillzabilly ;-)
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Re: MacBoka users

Postby Bundaboy » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:49 pm

Ha! I was wondering why I only get 93% whereas others get 95% and have just discovered it's because I have a 600mm column instead of the 1 metre column at least one other user has mentioned.

Ok, I now have a 600mm ss column tightly packed with copper mesh (6 rolls), if I add another 600mm section could anyone suggest how much additional packing I would need? Surely another tightly packed column would be over the top? Cheers.
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Re: MacBoka users

Postby scythe » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:52 am

Nope, bokas are made for neutrals and are generally fully packed.
Its the packing that does the purification.

Altho one would think that if 6 mesh bits gets you to 93% then at most you would need another 3.
Maybe...
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Re: MacBoka users

Postby Professor Green » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:16 am

I added an extra 500ml section fully packed and it worked a treat. I just used stainless scrubbers for that section rather than copper mesh.

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Re: MacBoka users

Postby Bundaboy » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:28 am

scythe wrote:Nope, bokas are made for neutrals and are generally fully packed.
Its the packing that does the purification.

Altho one would think that if 6 mesh bits gets you to 93% then at most you would need another 3.
Maybe...


Ok, yes I was thinking that later although I was also thinking I may have my 600mm section packed too tightly (I actually have seven copper rolls packed in there so it is very tight but it seems to work well as is and have had no flooding), but yes no point in the column extension without it being packed (although it seems I only need the *equivalent* of 1 metre for 95% according to theory). Cheers.
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Re: MacBoka users

Postby Bundaboy » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:29 am

Professor Green wrote:I added an extra 500ml section fully packed and it worked a treat. I just used stainless scrubbers for that section rather than copper mesh.

Cheers,
Prof. Green


Yes, that would be an option too, I probably have enough copper in there for sulphide removal as is - I will compare costs. Cheers.
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