- Semi rigid, movable ducting?
Wondering if anyone has some suggestions.
I am building a small brewery and distillery in an old washhouse (I should really start a thread).
I have an extractor fan in one corner (where the main kettle is) as lots of condensation is produced. The fan is installed at the roof height and is vented to the outside. It uses 100mm ducting. However, I am a bit stuck with ideas for the ducting into the room.
I would like some kind of semi rigid ducting that I can move by hand – to raise/lower it on to the kettle and hopefully just to the side of the kettle where I am setting up my grain mill – again, very dusty and would like to extract…..
I was planning on using an old garden waste burning bin lid as a funnel as it fits both the ducting and the kettle quite neatly. And it is already there and free as I am doing this on the cheap!
Anyone?Posted 2 months agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
tumble drier flexible ducting – depending on how you set things up you could either used the PVC stuff thats like a big slinky and very flexible and need some sort of support for your bin-lid/funnel or the semi-rigid aluminium ducts which hold their own shape a bit more readily.
what kind of extractor are you using – a bit of air movement to deal with condensation is one thing but extracting dust requires something with a bit more oomph
If you’re alternately extracting moisture and dust through the same system then somewhere along the line you’re going to making ‘sludge’Posted 2 months agoyourguitarheroMember
Hmm, the welding extraction arm things look good. I could maybe just use normal flexi hose and just have a hook to hang it on out the way when not being used. Probably simpler!
The sludge issue…. That makes a lot of sensePosted 2 months ago
I think maybe I won’t use it for dust extraction from the mill. Just for reference, when I say a “small” brewery, it’s a wee home brewery in a small outbuilding – nothing industrial! Producing 20 litres at a time. The mill is handcranked. I’m going to fit the body through a kitchen worktop and the grist will fall into an enclosed kitchen unit underneath with a bucket to catch it. So the dust should stay in there anyway. Maybe 5 or 6 kg at a time….wwaswasSubscriber
These might help with hanging – adjustable length so you can change the height when needed and just hang the hose from them (assumign they’ll cobe with the weight).Posted 2 months ago
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