rad14701 wrote:people keep coming up with multi-column designs which, essentially, do little more than a thump tower or a plated column design
thats exactly what I'm after
rad14701 wrote: What are you accomplishing with a multi-column design that isn't accomplished with a thump-tower...
Nothing, except, what I percieve as a more compact and easy build
rad14701 wrote:Height issues can be mitigated by simply utilizing shorter thumper sections... The only real difference is using extra height and structured packing to promote additional HETP"s which these other designs provide in a more efficient manner and without the added weight and expense...
HETPs was definately one of my big concerns and I'd love to know what I should expect from these. I realize that the faster I run vapor through them the lower the number of HETPs will be (right?). Im concerned that the amount of input to keep it running properly may severely decrease the amount of HETPs. Thats assuming I don't run into other issues with vapor paths. As far as weight and expense go, 2" isnt that heavy and its 3' of 2" is definately cheaper than 2' of 4".
So we agree on almost everything, but, I still want to build it. Perhaps we just have different resources and abilities (mine lacking)
Simply put, this is way easier for someone with my skillset to build. I dont really see it like its multi columns more than its a bunch of thumpers like you described (totally agree). I said in my second post that not everyone can make a flute. This can be built for under 100. All you need is a couple drill bits, a torch, a hacksaw, and some solder. If this will actually work like a thump tower and fit on a stovetop than I see a HUGE reason to test its ability
. With "Rad's Still", I'd expect you to be on board with me there.Is there serious design flaws?
Wouldn't you be interested in pointing me in the right direction on sizing it, so, we can see how many HETPs these really small inlines may produce
.Maybe this isn't a common design because most people are capable of bulding more complex/difficult schematics that accomplish the same thing. I could very well be completely wrong.
I already have all the parts lyin around as scrap. I'm going to build it
. If it fails than you can use my build thread to "settle the score" in the future. I'm not just wasting your time theorizing here. You guys always say there is more than one way to skin a cat. If this will make a short thump tower that actually works than whats the issue? I don't think I'm breaking new ground here
. I think I'm reshaping some land in a way thats easy for me. I'd give credit where its due once I find that my modification of previous designs actually works. I'd rather not start thanking people for inspiration prior to success.
BTW, sorry for making this it's own post rad. I did that because I've actually decided to build it since I have all the parts (except 2" test caps").
1.5" in the cups. Id be wary of raising it because it will change the pressure on my inlets. Id hope to possibly use this like a flute ( Which I'm slowly trying to build as well). I really dont know what to expect. Maybe it'll just make a glorified high speed stripper that spits out high abv. Until I can see what it'll do I really have difficulty commenting on what I'd use it for.
I knew id get some guff for this layout. I may feel like a monkey when I do my test runs. But, either way, I'm building it. I may make some minor changes, but, the overall idea and size will remain the same.