Reflux Column & Still Assembling Guide
About connection style.
The reflux column and still uses Tri-Clamp/Tri-Clover connection for most parts and it makes the still Super easy to assemble&disassemble. Simply putting a gasket in between two flanges, clamp them with a tri clamp then you will get a sealed connection.
1. Items to prepare
Parts list of a standard 4 inch 4 plates SS flute column
4* 4 inch sight glass tee
4* 4 inch copper bubble plates with caps and downcomers
1* 4 inch dephlegmator
1* 4 inch to 2 inch tri clamp reducer with thermometer
2* 2 inch 90deg tri clamp elbows
1* 2 inch shotgun condenser
1* 2 inch to 1.5 inch surge breaker
1* 1.5 inch parrot
1* 1.5 inch sampling valve
6* 4 inch tri clamp/ 4* 2 inch tri clamp/ 2* 1.5 inch tri clamp
Silicone gaskets for the tri clamps
2. Cut the gasket
The copper bubble plates are designed to be placed in the space in between the flanges of the sight glass tees, the ordinary tri clamp gasket covers the whole flange so we need to cut the inner leap of the gaskets off when assembling the column sections, this is the only part that needs to be modified by yourself, we would provide a couple of extra gaskets in case you damage one or two gaskets. We use a knief in the photo but a scissor may be more handy for the job.
3. Assemble the copper bubble plates
Each copper bubble plate comes with 5 caps and one downcomer
4. Put the bubble plate&cutted gasket on the sight glass tee, stack another tee on it and repeat the step.
5. Thead the thermometer to the reducer, joint the rest parts of the column
How to connect the water lines
How to wire the controller