How much copper mesh for a column?

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How much copper mesh for a column?

Postby TheMechwarrior » Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:40 pm

All,

I'm putting together a taller 3" version of my 2" VM still and I'd like some guidance on the amount of FSD copper mesh I'll need for my 1500mm column?
My 2" has a 1200mm column for those interested in the comparison and pot scrubbers were a perfect fit for the 2".

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Re: How much packing for a 3" x 1500mm column?

Postby MacStill » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:14 pm

I just checked with a few off cuts I have lying around & rolled up a few different sizes, I've roughly calculated the amounts required for 100mm column length.

2" = .1kg
3" = .21kg
4" = .33kg

It's only meant as a guide, it will vary a little depending how tight each person rolls it :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: How much packing for a 3" x 1500mm column?

Postby TheMechwarrior » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:39 pm

That's bloody awesome Mac, thanks :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: How much packing for a 3" x 1500mm column?

Postby Yummyrum » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:27 pm

I'm a bit confused ....in the pic there is a rolled up "wad" for want of a better word .

Do you just keep pushing these rolled wads in against each other ? ....how long are they each ? Mac when you say 2" = 0.1kG ,is that per wad or for a fully packed column and if so what length

EDit : OK I think I got it ...the wad is 100mm long and weighs 0.1KG so for a 1 meter 2" column I would need 1KG worth
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Re: How much packing for a 3" x 1500mm column?

Postby MacStill » Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:32 pm

Yummyrum wrote:
EDit : OK I think I got it ...the wad is 100mm long and weighs 0.1KG so for a 1 meter 2" column I would need 1KG worth


Yep that's it :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: How much packing for a 3" x 1500mm column?

Postby benmick6 » Sat May 17, 2014 6:31 pm

great help thanks. will order a 1kg roll when I get the elements.
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Re: How much copper mesh for a column?

Postby MacStill » Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:24 pm

We have received our new shipment of copper mesh, it's the exact same stuff we have always stocked that has a small amount of oil coating it that needs cleaning prior to use.

The deal with the oil free mesh fell through, but this gear is rated highly by those using it and is now available in our webstore :handgestures-thumbupleft:

I just need to update the product description ;-)
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