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single bubble cap plates are they any good ?

Postby Maheel » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:18 pm

this is a spin off of my 4" build

single bubble cap plates are they any good ?


just wanted some discussion around them as they can be made for about $12 a plate in about 10mins
most of which is the $$ for end caps...
which means i am more likley to actually build my 4"er :P
it also means i dont need to drill 600+ holes just yet....

i would be thinking 6 plates for now but likely build extra T's later

considering i drink mostly "oaked" neutral, vodka or gin that i really enjoy

are they any good for what i want ^^^^ ?
i would also cut my plates for drilling perf ones as well to swap in and out at will

here's my mock up (imagine the downcomer & cup is on there)
using
2" end cap
2" bit of pipe cut for the "bubble cap" inside the end cap
1" end cap downcomer
.75" downcomer
1.25" riser under cap
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Re: single bubble cap plates are they any good ?

Postby Harry » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:41 am

Check out the plates on my lamp glass column...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1qRZJi32B0&feature=player_embedded#!

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Re: single bubble cap plates are they any good ?

Postby myles » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:50 am

IIRC some German distillers use columns with large single bells on each plate - for white brandies I think.

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Re: single bubble cap plates are they any good ?

Postby harley » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:11 am

Hello

I see that you have straight grooves in capsen and also allows the bottom of capsen rest on the plate.
This can pose a strangulation, and I would suggest that when making a rough saw tooth pattern in the ground than this solitary giant caps to avoid any restriction of flow at full power, because if it becomes too much pressure on the plate, you can return suffer and the plate may be flooded ...

Another option is to lift the entire capsen from the bottom 5-10mm that harry has done on his image, then there is no risk that this problem can occur.

Hope you understand my poor English, and what I'm trying to convey.

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Re: single bubble cap plates are they any good ?

Postby Maheel » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:18 am

punkin wrote:Did you really say it'll cost you $12 per plate to build and it would take 10 mins per plate? :shock:

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well.... assuming i had the plates cut out and my labour is free (to me)
the lathe makes pretty easy (and quite compared to the grinder) work of it :grin:

maybe 20 mins is more like it and $13 now i think about it

$6 2" end cap
$3 1" end cap downcomer
bit of 2" for for the slotted bit $.50
bit of .75" for dwncomer $.75
2" for plate flattened out maybe $2

i would slot before i cut the 2" off i was thinking

thanks for the ideas harley, myles and harry
# the slots so far are niko pen lines for the mock up :lol:

i have 5 x 4" end caps in the cupboard.... who has some 6" pipe ? :grin: might hold onto those...
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