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Forum: Equipment

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

  1. Mending a Glass Retort

    I have two 500ml glass retorts. Unfortunately on one of them a part is broken at the end of the snout. I tried to fix it with the "flaming thread...

    Started by Florius Frammel, 1 Week Ago 08:10 PM
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  2. Metal Retort

    Good luck finding one! Even the glass ones are not as common as they used to be, so let alone the ceramic/clay or metal ones. The only metal ones...

    Started by JDP, 2 Weeks Ago 10:02 AM
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  3. Suspended Crocodiles

    Nothing much to say here, really. Just an observation. Perhaps it was meant to evoke the ambiance of Egypt. Back when European archeologists were...

    Started by Albion, 07-12-2011 11:17 AM
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    crocodiles, sobek
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  4. Just STOP it!

    What types of stoppers do you use in your work, and why? It seems different matetials have advantages and disadvantages. Has anyone tried these...

    Started by elixirmixer, 02-03-2018 06:19 AM
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  5. Stands and Clamps

    Any recommended stands and clamps? I personally need heavyer stands as well as clamps made for bigger vessels. To be honest my chemical work...

    Started by Avatar, 12-28-2017 01:29 AM
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    12-28-2017 07:27 AM Go to last post
  6. 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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    12-20-2017 09:04 PM Go to last post
  7. Ordering some new glass :D

    I busted my claisen adapter, which is weird because I rarely ever use it for anything. Decided to look up some new glass tonight. I'm getting another...

    Started by Dragon's Tail, 11-25-2017 05:54 AM
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    12-19-2017 09:48 PM Go to last post
  8. Emergency juryrig

    Here is my latest emergency juryrig because one of my pumps got broken so I ran both condensers from a leaky backup. Do you have any juryrigs?

    Started by Axismundi000, 11-20-2017 01:53 PM
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  9. Coffee Percolator for extracting Essential Oils - Will it work?

    As some of you know, i have left my elixir of Rosemary unfinished. I was just about to make some distilled water when i realised that the condenser i...

    Started by Amon, 10-29-2017 05:18 PM
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    10-30-2017 04:32 AM Go to last post
  10. 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, 10-15-2017 01:11 PM
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  11. EM's Equipment Recommendations and Reviews

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

    Started by elixirmixer, 04-17-2017 07:32 AM
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    07-16-2017 11:49 AM Go to last post
  12. 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
  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. Calcination surface

    I would like to know if the metal disk used for calcination in the post below: is of the same...

    Started by Amon, 12-14-2016 11:59 AM
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    12-16-2016 05:43 PM Go to last post

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