Hey guys, it’s about time for me to stop creeping “behind the curtains” on here… I’m still a newbie to extracting and only been doing it for about 2 years doing shatter. I have been running with a 1# Skylight CLS from BVV. I run Passive and have 2 recovery tanks. Through the guidance of a Trusted member here i was advised to use N2 to assist me with pushing the solvent through and freezing everything (Column, solvent and recovery tank)
I stopped by my local gas place and picked up a nice medium sized N2 tank and a Regulator to go along with it.
I also stopped by my local supply place and bought some extra valves and connectors to assist in modifying my setup. I’m wrapping all connection joint with Teflon tape and I’m gonna do a vac test to check for any leaks before I begin. I’ll post pics as I go along and while I’m waiting for my recovery tank to start going cryo.
Enjoy the show and feel free to chime in with anything you guys might have. I’m gonna need some help on this one, lmao.
Do You have pressure reliëf valves on your rig ?
Some new Valves and attachments
My N2 Tank
No, I dont. Where would I attach it if I did?
Collection base is a wee bit small. See if you can stack two of them to be one big one next time so you can flush more cold solvent in the first wash
Well on every column or pot You have
But Ok just realize there is No time to take a piss or coffee concentrate grom beginning to end
Once all is Cryo the only thing that creates presurre is n2 so use iT to do what You want to do and then vent iT of right away
Realize that When at Cryo temps iT seems empty at normal temps You hit 10 psi easy
What grade nitrogen vapor did you get?
Ok. Once I finish pulling vac and test for leaks I’ll post a pic of the final connections and flow to each portion of the extraction
Nitrogen is forever expanding so if you trap it in your system (for example no pressure relief valve) it will either find a way to escape through your clamps or it will explode. So like roguelab said as soon as you use the nitrogen, vent it out of the system through the top of your column
Your clamps would probably blow first by looking at them. I use the double bolt clamps personally
Remember that inside your ball valves is a Tiny chamber make sure iT is relieved of pressure to once in a while
Compressed Nitrogen. It has UN1066on the label. Is that what you mean?
How is the wheather outside ?z
Lol. Warm as fuck in the Deep South. Christmas in the 80s in paradise.
If You can work outside You should
If You can atach pressure meters on your column You should
It snowed in Tampa around 1988 when I was there. It didnt stick to the ground, but was cool to see. Now I deal with it every yr here in michigan
New parts. (Until I get the stainless steel from BVV, lol.)The right valve is to release the Nitrogen with a hose into the empty parking lot
Look at the towels. .
I see snow every year too I just don’t stay longer than 5 days.
Man them clamps suck.