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Topic # 85427 18-Jun-2011 19:15

Hi,


I've decided to build my own still as a bit of a hobby. Does anyone know where to buy some copper tubing and fittings? Seems everyhere i try have pack sizes for what I that would give me enough to make 5.


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  Reply # 482653 18-Jun-2011 19:35 Send private message

Try an industrial refrigeration engineer, they should have all the sizes you need or Mico metals. Plumbing wholesalers should have the copper nipples etc you may need.

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  Reply # 482660 18-Jun-2011 20:09 Send private message

Let us know how you go!
Ive been meaning to make a still for a while, i made a batch of alcoholic ginger beer a while back that brewed for a bit too long so wasnt good to drink - distilling it seems the best way to use it.

Oil pressure gauge kits on trademe come with a few nipples & metres of ~5mm copper tubing. An expensive way to get the stuff, but might be easiest



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  Reply # 482874 19-Jun-2011 19:14

nickb800: Let us know how you go!
Ive been meaning to make a still for a while, i made a batch of alcoholic ginger beer a while back that brewed for a bit too long so wasnt good to drink - distilling it seems the best way to use it.

Oil pressure gauge kits on trademe come with a few nipples & metres of ~5mm copper tubing. An expensive way to get the stuff, but might be easiest


Hehe the design I have in mind slightly larger tubing than that. The reflux column needs 50mm tube about 1metre in length. 

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