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Pure distilling reflux still

Postby Flow » Mon Jun 24, 2024 7:50 pm

Hey guys
Weird issue and not sure why it's doing it.
With the ball valve closed I have liquid flowing up to high and coming out where the coil comes out to connect water.
Just wondering if this would be a temperature issue? The probe is reading 80dg.
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Re: Pure distilling reflux still

Postby The Stig » Mon Jun 24, 2024 9:23 pm

Welcome to the forum , nice of you to drop in.
I can’t help with your issue but it’s customary to drop into the welcome centre to say gday and tell us a little about yourself .
Cheers
Actually I know exactly it’s happening , I’ll tell ya later
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Re: Pure distilling reflux still

Postby Flow » Mon Jun 24, 2024 9:35 pm

The Stig wrote:Welcome to the forum , nice of you to drop in.
I can’t help with your issue but it’s customary to drop into the welcome centre to say gday and tell us a little about yourself .
Cheers
Actually I know exactly it’s happening , I’ll tell ya later

Hey mate
Sorry actually didn't realise I hadn't. I joined last year and swore I had already done the intro.
Obviously I must have just read everything I could and forgot to.

As for my problem it is so bed for now. Just can't fully close the ball valve.
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Re: Pure distilling reflux still

Postby WoodyD40 » Tue Jun 25, 2024 7:56 am

The Stig wrote:Welcome to the forum , nice of you to drop in.

Actually I know exactly it’s happening , I’ll tell ya later


It is later enough now ... :teasing-neener:
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Re: Pure distilling reflux still

Postby The Stig » Tue Jun 25, 2024 8:07 am

OK, so there are 3 reasons you will get vapour coming out the top.
1 - not enough cooling
2 - keeping valve closed too long
3 - any combination of the 2 above
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Re: Pure distilling reflux still

Postby The Stig » Tue Jun 25, 2024 8:17 am

Oh, i forgot.
2.5 - too hot at the boiler if your running a digiboil or something similar
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Re: Pure distilling reflux still

Postby WoodyD40 » Tue Jun 25, 2024 1:45 pm

The Stig wrote:Oh, i forgot.
2.5 - too hot at the boiler if your running a digiboil or something similar


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yup - i ran a 65 litre digiboil boiler at 2500 watts, not realizing the 2" RC is only rated to 1900 watts once boiler gets upto temperature.
I did manage to run it at 2000 watts, but I turned up the water flow to the cooling.
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Re: Pure distilling reflux still

Postby Flow » Tue Jun 25, 2024 3:14 pm

The Stig wrote:OK, so there are 3 reasons you will get vapour coming out the top.
1 - not enough cooling
2 - keeping valve closed too long
3 - any combination of the 2 above

I'm pretty sure it was a combination of both. Still to hot (hopefully my power controller is here this week) I and had the valve closed to long. Cracked it a little annnd annnd away it went
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Re: Pure distilling reflux still

Postby The Stig » Tue Jun 25, 2024 3:19 pm

Flow wrote: (hopefully my power controller is here this week)

Please tell me you didnt pay KL $65 for a controller
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Re: Pure distilling reflux still

Postby Flow » Tue Jun 25, 2024 3:37 pm

The Stig wrote:
Flow wrote: (hopefully my power controller is here this week)

Please tell me you didnt pay KL $65 for a controller

Nope paid you lol
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Re: Pure distilling reflux still

Postby The Stig » Tue Jun 25, 2024 5:24 pm

Thanks :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Should be with you tomorrow :music-deathmetal:
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