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Forum: Equipment

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

  1. 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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    04-21-2017 03:28 PM Go to last post
  2. 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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    04-01-2017 07:18 AM Go to last post
  3. 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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  4. 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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    03-20-2017 09:25 AM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. 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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  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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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  10. 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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    11-13-2016 05:50 PM Go to last post
  11. 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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    08-31-2016 07:45 AM Go to last post
  12. 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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    08-28-2016 06:01 PM Go to last post
  13. 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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  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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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  18. Salt and glass stoppers/joints

    Hi everyone, I was reading this page that is linked from this forum, the "alchemical survival guide":...

    Started by zoas23, 12-14-2015 11:58 PM
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  19. Storing the equipment

    Can you post potos of how you STORE your equipment? I had an idea, but I want to see your ideas and maybe find something better. My idea: A...

    Started by zoas23, 09-14-2015 04:39 PM
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    11-23-2015 06:05 PM Go to last post
  20. That Oil Distillation Setup...

    Hi... have been looking into this setup for oil distillation but as whiz kid as it seems have noticed a flaw which would otherwise make it unsuitable...

    Started by Goldlion973, 08-28-2012 01:23 PM
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    10-22-2015 12:28 AM Go to last post

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