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[*] posted on 17-2-2014 at 10:24


Sorry sbreheny, for not answering your questions directly and thank you for the compliment. I take the lab seriously. I love the hobby and plan on using the experience I gain for a research position or something similar.
That is a fume hood which has a organic vapor filter on it which filters out most organic fumes. It definitely will for the solvents and solutions I use. I actually built a small 10' x 12' shed/garage out in the middle of my yard. I wanted to keep it off of my house just in case of fire, my house would not go with it.

Thanks for your valued input too!
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[*] posted on 28-2-2014 at 04:58


Ok, yes, a more complex and sophisticated setup is as you describe, this capillary bleed however only has one purpose, to eliminate bumping, which is generally exacerbated under vacuum. If bumping can be controlled in other ways (stirring, stones etc) then it is a complexity your distillation does not require.



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[*] posted on 28-2-2014 at 06:07
Vacuum Grease


I found that you can get a dielectric grease from Auto Zone in a spray can that is the same quality as Dow Corning.



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[*] posted on 28-2-2014 at 12:46


A tube of Dow-Corning lasts a career if used correctly. btw I use it as fly line greaser and fly floatant.

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[*] posted on 28-2-2014 at 13:01


Yeah, I bought some Dow high vacuum joint grease years ago and it still looks like I have never used any of it.

-And I have definitely got the reduced pressure distillation down now!
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