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An informative bit of video (from youtube)

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Just got this from one of the FB groups I follow. All nicely explained etc. Certainly easier to follow video narrated info than trying to picture what's being explained in the old grey matter..........

The caveat is that it's about 35 minutes long.........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBHIc6L ... e=youtu.be
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In that case, I'll take a look in the morning.

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That was well worth the time, cheers P....it was well presented, some of the videos on this hobby of ours leave a bit to be desired.

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Icefever wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:37 am That was well worth the time, cheers P....it was well presented, some of the videos on this hobby of ours leave a bit to be desired.

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Yes, my thoughts exactly. The fact that he showed mostly glassware to demonstrate what was going on and either showed metal examples or explained etc.

but also the excellent idea of cooling the water to the dephlegmator with the little chest freezer (ha! would have to make sure ones available here had the aluminium internals that could be sealed etc).
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100% with you on the visuals, I must admit I've thought in the past about the possibility of using a fridge/freezer to cool water down...but filling the freezer half full and letting it almost set was a brilliant idea.

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Icefever wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:00 am 100% with you on the visuals, I must admit I've thought in the past about the possibility of using a fridge/freezer to cool water down...but filling the freezer half full and letting it almost set was a brilliant idea.

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Do you still have your copper coil.? I found that, in a bucket of salty water with ice blocks was better that running the coil through the freezer. Think it is a contact thing.
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Does the salt affect the copper? (Not that I'm anywhere close to trying it out!)
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Jennysgin wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:38 pm
Do you still have your copper coil.? I found that, in a bucket of salty water with ice blocks was better that running the coil through the freezer. Think it is a contact thing.
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Does the salt affect the copper? (Not that I'm anywhere close to trying it out!)
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@Mash....Yes to the coil... ;)

@Jennysgin...Not sure about the action of salt on copper...but found this on a marine site..." copper turns green and then to powder after time in saltwater."

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Indeed. Copper used to be sheeted onto the hulls of wooden ships to prevent worm damage to the wood. Periodically replaced, for that very reason.

I suspect either method should work, but I suspect I'd consider the method in the vid clip as a marginally more preferred (certainly by me)......
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