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Forum: Equipment

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

  1. Question Distilling methods with a 500mL retort?

    What are some distilling methods you can use with a 500mL glass retort? If you don’t have those big metal stands say or a ‘bunsen burner’. The...

    Started by KnowledgeSeeker, 08-13-2018 03:04 AM
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    distillation, distilling, retort
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    5 Days Ago 12:55 PM Go to last post
  2. Bacstrom Device

    Someone had posted the 3 globe Bacstrom device from Andro's website not too long ago. I can't seem to find it anymore. If someone is willing to...

    Started by Aham, 07-25-2018 02:48 AM
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    09-04-2018 02:15 AM Go to last post
  3. What the heck is this?

    I bought this at a garage sale but no idea as to what to do with it or how it's used... It's about 6" tall and about 2" across interesting thing...

    Started by Aham, 07-14-2018 10:35 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-07-2018 09:23 AM Go to last post
  4. Mass Spectrometer

    Help wanted: Anyone got access to a mass spectrometer?

    Started by Dragon's Tail, 07-20-2018 04:48 AM
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    07-20-2018 04:59 AM Go to last post
  5. Glass Alembic

    Does anyone know where to purchase a real, working, alembic head (not some pseudo-alembic like what is sold on eBay) for a reasonable price? Less...

    Started by Schmuldvich, 06-11-2018 09:15 PM
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    06-15-2018 12:26 AM Go to last post
  6. Arcanium Metal

    Has anyone ever heard of combining the seven classic metals into one Alloy? Franz Bardon talks about it in relation to creating magic mirrors ect....

    Started by elixirmixer, 05-27-2018 02:46 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-27-2018 01:14 PM Go to last post
  7. Vacuum pressure tolerence of 3.3 boro glass

    I have looked everywhere... Duran catalgoe, MIT youtube demonstrations ect however i cannot find for the life of me acceptable vacuum pressure...

    Started by elixirmixer, 05-18-2018 08:17 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-18-2018 10:29 PM Go to last post
  8. DIY Glass lathe

    Here T'is: https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLr515SCGhOrpKeUUCwBVJEZG2VHNhxywl

    Started by elixirmixer, 04-28-2018 11:36 PM
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  9. Egg Incubator

    This incubator may come in handy on several occasions in your work. For example you can use it for imbibitions or other works when a constant...

    Started by Florius Frammel, 04-21-2018 10:34 AM
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    04-21-2018 10:59 AM Go to last post
  10. 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, 04-05-2018 08:10 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-06-2018 07:48 AM Go to last post
  11. 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, 03-30-2018 10:02 AM
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    03-31-2018 09:48 PM Go to last post
  12. 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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    03-01-2018 07:41 PM Go to last post
  13. 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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    02-15-2018 04:54 AM Go to last post
  14. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    12-28-2017 07:27 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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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    11-21-2017 01:55 PM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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
    • Replies: 8
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    10-17-2017 02:10 AM Go to last post
  20. 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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    • Replies: 28
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    07-16-2017 11:49 AM Go to last post

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