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[*] posted on 3-6-2016 at 20:39
Broken Vigreux Column


A while ago I got a 100mm Vigreux column but very clumsily broke it soon after getting it. I kept it however, and it's been sitting in a cabinet. However, I'm wondering, is it still safely usable? It can fit into my glassware and I can't really move it from side to side so it's fairly stable, but I'm still unsure.

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[*] posted on 3-6-2016 at 21:19


I wouldn't use it for anything dangerously reactive/flammable but for more benign things it should be okay. You should watch out for how thermal stress on it though, it probably won't take nearly as much as it would have. I have been using a dimroth condenser that I received with a cracked coil as a fractionating column but it's in much better condition than that vigreux.



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[*] posted on 4-6-2016 at 14:31


Doesn't look like a very good fractioning column to begin with

You can smash it into pieces and use it for boiling stones




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[*] posted on 4-6-2016 at 15:18


It could be used in a simple distiallation set-up as a final precausionary condenser after the receiving adapter.

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[*] posted on 4-6-2016 at 17:32


I used to collect broken pieces like that, I used them in high temperature setups to connect to glassware. I would put that adapter into a reducing adapter on a pipe and set it in place with fireplace cement for attempts at phosphorus and carbon disulfide.



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[*] posted on 5-6-2016 at 13:27


Looks ok for safer things. Keep it just in case you ever have a use.
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