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On a couple of my test runs with water, I've had some flooding (one time it filled the window about half way) on one of my plates. While using 3 plates, it was the middle plate and now with four plates it was the 3rd plate (2nd under the dephlegmator). This seems to occur while knocking down all the vapor with the dephlegmator and as soon as I let up to let some steam through, the flooding goes away.
Any ideas as to what's going on? The problem seemed to go away after the first couple test runs, but with four plates, it occurred again. You might say I'm using too much power, but its about 9kw on an 8" column. It doesn't seem like it should be too much (only running 2 of 5 elements) but perhaps not. Thoughts?