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Forum: Equipment

The tools of the trade such as Alembics, Crucibles, Flasks, Furnaces, Pelicans and Retorts.

  1. Question: What do you all use to clean your lab glass?

    I have some glass that has the remnants of some high vacuum silicone from an overzealous greasing of the joint and cant seem to get it out from...

    Started by Franklin Fehrman, 1 Week Ago 01:11 PM
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  2. Vinegar distillation

    Distilling Vinegar below 90 centigrade. This is in accordance with Dubuis theory of vegetable life which Bartlett also recommends in his book the...

    Started by Axismundi000, 02-12-2017 09:16 AM
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  3. EM's Equipment Recommendations and Reviews

    The first piece of equipment to be reviewed is the "RapidFirePro - LP" by tabletopfurnace.com This portable and therefore versatile furnace...

    Started by elixirmixer, 04-17-2017 07:32 AM
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  4. Copper Tubing Question

    I just got a copper tube and am trying to coil it. So i added table salt in it so that it wouldn't bend inwards. After i made it, i poured water in...

    Started by Amon, 07-06-2017 02:56 PM
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    07-07-2017 11:48 AM Go to last post
  5. Quick Water-Boiling Stove

    Do you have a name/brand/link for such a stove?

    Started by Andro, 06-09-2017 10:34 AM
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    06-10-2017 03:50 PM Go to last post
  6. Material used for lute?

    Hi! Please allow me this question here: What kind of material do you use to lute your destillation vessels if you don't have ground glass joints?...

    Started by Florius Frammel, 03-26-2017 08:21 PM
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  7. Post your lab pics

    I thought it would be interesting for us to share what our labs look like. I believe we've all seen Axismundi's inverted lab pics :) (which he...

    Started by Aham, 03-25-2017 11:37 PM
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  8. Reverberatory Furnace

    I have been researching the reverberatory furnace lately, and looking at various designs. My understanding of this type of furnace is that it...

    Started by Kiorionis, 02-26-2017 07:20 PM
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    02-26-2017 11:09 PM Go to last post
  9. Blown away; no pun intended ;)

    I stumbled onto this YouTube video and this person's lab is quite something. I think I'm just a bit concerned if I have to do all that :o ...

    Started by Aham, 01-18-2017 03:25 AM
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  10. Heating Mantle

    I've started collecting the equipment for my work and I was wondering if I should build or buy a heating mantle. I finally decided to buy individual...

    Started by Aham, 01-13-2017 07:47 PM
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    01-15-2017 06:01 PM Go to last post
  11. Gold Leaf - Supplier in Europe ?

    Hi, Would anyone have a supplier in Europe for gold leaf. I know your average art shop would have it but I have heard some of it has copper...

    Started by thoth, 12-03-2016 05:22 PM
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    01-13-2017 11:41 PM Go to last post
  12. Calcination surface

    I would like to know if the metal disk used for calcination in the post below: http://www.levity.com/alchemy/steve_kalec.html is of the same...

    Started by Amon, 12-14-2016 11:59 AM
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  13. How to set up a vacuum distillation set up.

    This thread is to help people who want to set up a vacuum distillation apparatus... But since i have no idea how to set up a vacuum distillation,...

    Started by elixirmixer, 10-12-2016 11:50 PM
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  14. Distillation Vessels

    Hello, Does anyone know any distillation vessel that can be used to distill spirits of salts, plants, minerals or whatever without the use a cooler...

    Started by Pleroma, 05-13-2013 02:49 AM
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  15. Electronic PH meters

    I was looking in a website similar to eBay, but local of my country a few PH meters. I am used to the little papers and have used them since I was...

    Started by zoas23, 03-02-2016 10:56 PM
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  16. Essential oil yields

    I'm really struggling guys, I invested a fair bit of money $700 into a boiler and alembic hood with condenser, to try and do large batches of...

    Started by elixirmixer, 06-27-2016 12:29 PM
    equipment, essential, extraction, oil, yield
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  17. Melting Obsidian

    I don't post this one in "practical alchemy" because it's not really alchemy. I wanted to melt obsidian and make a black mirror... my question is:...

    Started by zoas23, 09-30-2015 09:11 PM
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    05-31-2016 08:45 PM Go to last post
  18. easy glass cutting

    i recall reading ways alchemists would cut glass by dipping string in combustible salts and tying it around the glass where they wanted the break and...

    Started by solomon levi, 04-19-2016 10:43 PM
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    04-19-2016 11:21 PM Go to last post
  19. The "old" equipment of R. Petrinus vs. the new equipment.

    I was reading Petrinus after a friend with zero experience in alchemy told me that he had a 7 pages document by Petrinus (that someone had translated...

    Started by zoas23, 02-03-2016 02:45 PM
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    02-04-2016 06:26 PM Go to last post
  20. How to seal glass flasks

    Which ones are all the methods to seal a glass flask? i.e, those who followed the "Nav's path"... how did you seal your flasks? (the idea there...

    Started by zoas23, 02-02-2016 10:16 PM
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    02-03-2016 03:00 PM Go to last post

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