this is my setup
- Chinese mantle and glass 2L
- Bullseye Vac guage
- Kangaroo thermo
alcatel 2021 pump
i pulled down to 400 microns my gauge says its stable but i think theres a leak not sure where checked couple times and i can’t seem to find anything. all joints greased.
So my mantle is between 200-220c
my head temp gets to 190c
some distillate pours through, then my head temp gets ways down to like 50c then goes back up to 190c when more distillate comes (my condenser is at 85c)
the first couple passes looked very gold but it eventually turned red for some reason.
the main cow gets a little foggy. i saw some specs of red splashes in my head and I’m not sure if my distillate passed through it and got tainted and mixed and turn red ? idk.
i tried my best to get my microns to below 100.
my hose from my vac to my cold trap is kind of long i would say maybe 7ft. cause the fumes in the room are unbearable so the vacuum is in the bathroom. Do you guys think this is a reason why i won’t pull pass 400? i uploaded some pics below how the disty looked when it first started to fraction to where its at now. i have a substantial amount of crude in my boiling flask so it can’t be tails already. let me know whats up