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Today I started with my build. I decided to build when i found the stainless steel pipe very cheap here in Honduras. I payed for 4' 304 SS pipe, outside diameter 216, 3 mm wall thickness + 2 square SS plates of 9" the sum of 100 $. I will work with flanges, which I plasma cut and drilled at work. I made also one reduction from 200 to 216 mm for the connection at the still. Next swing I will make another reduction from 216 to 76 and cut 2 more flanges. I had a friend who works in the dairy industry who brought me the 3 3" ferrules and some 1/2 and 3/4 NPT nipples. He promised me to trow in also 2 3" 90° bends next time. All the other parts will be from SD. For the dephlegmator I looked at my 4" SD one. The height is 1,5 times the width, so I'm thinking of making this one 320 mm high. I will put 50 % more pipes, 12 pipes from 1 1/4". I will only making spirits run with this column.
Here some pics :
My daughter promised to give me a hand :
I ran out of argon, this is how far i got :