Bit of a noob question but I’m currently in the process of fabricating a BHO/Iso closed loop extractor & I’m currently running 6mm (1/4") stainless tube. I’m wondering if the diameter is too small for the crude to pass through? I’m running a filter seal on the top of each sight glass from material column - de wax column. What size tube do you use? Will the 6mm clog up with solvent/crude? Do I stop where I am & run larger tube before I go further? All help appreciated I’m based in New Zealand so it’s all pretty new over here!
Thanks mate, costly fuck up but rather it now before it’s completed. Will the vacuum lines be fine?
Don’t waste ur money you’ll be fine
The vacuum lines will be fine but I meant don’t waste ur money on new hoses if it’s gonna cost more than u feel like spending . It’s a nice up grade but definitely not a necessity
I mean feed lines shouldn’t really matter but recovery lines you want as big as you can go lol
I have 1/4" feed lines and I just upgraded to 3/8 jic and 3/8 lines for recovery.
The issues is even if u do get bigger line u still have the tiny pipes they hook In to also that need to be changed…3/8 for recovery
Change those single hinge clamps to high pressure clamps before u have issues
And does ur collection have spray spout bc that collection is gonna be a bitxh emptying it
whys the collection going to be a pain? It looks like a shatter platter of some sort. I always end up online with aussies and new zealanders because i stay up all night drinking beer.
I have HP clamps for everything I’m just using the single latch as it’s time consuming pulling them on & off while fabricating, no spray ball on the collection vessel but on the mat/dewaxing column I do.
Ill ask that too= why a spray on the collection. I use a filter on the stub but why a spray ball? I looked back, I think he means a spout on the bottom? I turn everyting in my collection into a dry foam that turns to powder= cotton candy tek Im low volume but if you are gonna be busy maybe the spout on the bottom is easier than unclamping the whole thing and scraping it out. until the end of the day and you scrape it.
I’m using swagelok weld in fittings so I would be cutting & drilling them out, yeah I went for a platter as I was unsure on how much I would pull, I have plenty of spare dome caps & tri-clover ferrals I could chuck a 1/4 nipple on the bottom of one with a valve to drain it that way in future.
Love the feed back guys very helpful!
im no pro and everyone here will say im dumb. but i think the time from 1/4 to 3/8 will be marginal. are you using pumps or just passive?
PRVs?? Sorry I’m a noob here
pressure relief valve so you dont blow a gasket. mistakes happen and sometimes people fuck up and leave cold hydrocarbons in a tube and when it warms the pressure go way up.
Oh duhhh!! yeah I was going to do the weld in type or plug ones on the top of the vessel? I also won’t be using a pump it will be passive.
with passive youd be good to upgrade the sizes of the thing. my chiller coils are 3/8 but the fittings on my lid are 1/4 so kinda pointless to upgrade. also i just make a gummy bear off the extra weed, im not a hiogh volume oil guy.
from left to right? wht is it? is it a material column and dewaxer and collection and what im curious is that a little crc? im a cop but i dont patrol south of texas.