Hello to everyone, its been a while since I posted here for help, but here I am again
Im ready to get into distillation but as it is usual in my life, money is very short, so im trying to do it for a little money as I can.
I can afford the kit shown in the picture, im wondering if thats all the parts I need or will I need to purchase other parts to make it work, I already have a DIY Chiller for my 2L Rotovap, it works pretty good on the rotovap so maybe I dont need the water circulator and I buy a rotary vane pump instead.
You should know that the coldest im able to gat my chiller at is to about -1C.
Or if you have another alternative for a low cost entry setup im all ears, or eyes in this case
I wanna take the opportunity to thank everyone that has helped in the past in this forum.
gonna need a recirculating heater, or at least a responsible with a sous vide heater to pump warm water through that condenser. plus a cheap submersible pump. also I don’t know about that pump, maybe at least get something like a welch 1400 . but you get what you pay for, bottom line.
Damn, thats something thats got me confused, do all types of distillation systems require warm water ?? Ive been looking at a few “Turnkey” SPD Kits and some of them do not come with water heating capability
You can run an spd on a barrel of water and a reservoir pump. When you need it to warm up unplug the pump and heat the condenser up with a heat gun. You’ll have to reheat it occasionally until the mains start to run steady, but it’s perfectly doable. I’ve run my small Spd’s for years like this.
they come with proper recirculating heaters that don’t use water. that’s why. they use the appropriate fluids (which varies). water works fine with an SPD this small and your submersible pump can handle 100°f+, not much more but I used to do like 110 otherwise the condenser would get blocked and vac fluctuates. but I’d also pump cold water through the condenser for terps. other wise, with one cold trap, you’re gonna put your pump through hell.
I wouldnt buy a kit persay but buy parts seperatly. Get a good mantle from ebay and order your distillation glass from @david
That cow distribution flask is so 5 years ago, go with a swivel and full bore.
Here is my part list from awhile ago.
Replace the lab society head with @david head (Hk)
Replace the 100mm condenser with another 3way adstper from prism and a 250ml recieving flask.