FSD Copper plates have arrived

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Re: FSD Copper plates have arrived

Postby MacStill » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:02 pm

Here you go.

parts required for a DIY DC

3/4" x 1/2" reducer
3/4" cap
piece of 1/2" pipe to your desired length

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So the reducer sits in the hole of the plate and gives a 20mm bath depth.

Works great and is a fairly easy, quick and cheap solution to a perforated plate :D
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Re: FSD Copper plates have arrived

Postby Dominator » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:06 pm

I thought people general used a 3/4 down commer. I am guessing 1/2' is enough for a 4" column?
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Re: FSD Copper plates have arrived

Postby MacStill » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:15 pm

Dominator wrote:I thought people general used a 3/4 down commer. I am guessing 1/2' is enough for a 4" column?


I was the first guy to use 3/4" DC's then everyone followed, however I have found the opening for overflow is more important than the size of the tube below it ;-)
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Re: FSD Copper plates have arrived

Postby Dominator » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:19 pm

The old curse of the sheep. Sounds good mate.
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Re: FSD Copper plates have arrived

Postby MacStill » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:30 pm

It's not really a matter of sheep mate, back in the early bubbler days there were a few issues with OD's 1/2" DC's flooding the column due to liquid not being able to leave the tray quick enough. I actually had a still fire due to column flooding and spitting 92% alcohol through the PC resulting in a 3m tall flame.... the next day my still had larger DC's installed and they worked perfectly.

After a fair few builds and running various different styles of DC's I realised this style works as good as any by allowing distillate easy access away from the tray, and with the smaller 1/2" dropper tube & 3/4" cup it worked great at preventing blow by of vapour through the DC...

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FSD Copper plates have arrived

Postby Dominator » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:17 pm

Also what is the distance between the outside of the plate and the perforations. Or the diameter of the perforated area if that is easier.
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Re: FSD Copper plates have arrived

Postby MacStill » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:50 pm

Dominator wrote:Also what is the diameter of the perforated area if that is easier.


90mm :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: FSD Copper plates have arrived

Postby kiwikeg » Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:38 am

$10 per plate awesome. :handgestures-thumbupleft: love them. you are going to sell a lot of these mac.
that's a huge saving of time and coin on a bubbler build.
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Re: FSD Copper plates have arrived

Postby blond.chap » Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:35 pm

kiwikeg wrote:$10 per plate awesome. :handgestures-thumbupleft: love them. you are going to sell a lot of these mac.
that's a huge saving of time and coin on a bubbler build.


Totally agree, I'd spend $10 per plate on drill bits alone
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