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I was searching through the SD.com.au site and started thinking about how I could piece together a reflux still that would pump out good quality neutral in the same stead as a VM/LM still. Using the parts I have I was thinking of putting a 5" to 3" bowl reducer on the bottom of my dephleg and a few sections of 510mm 3" pipe. I know that there is a 5 plates + packed section option that works quiet well, but as always there are height restrictions to consider and I know that fitting a packed section on top of my still is never going to work!
Option two would be to have the packed section in 4" but is this getting a bit big for a reflux still? Ultimately it would need to perform on par with my VM/LM to be worth while because I am also considering some modifications to the still to make it modular instead (3" Copper ferrules etc etc). Its kind of annoying to have a 1 piece unit of this size once you have a modular system which easily break down.
These type of things tend to go in cycles and I know that there are a lot of great experimenters here, so I doubt this is a new idea! The real question is it on par with a VM/LM? Here's an outline:...