Removing saddles

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Removing saddles

Postby Boomtrike » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:56 pm

Can i run a super reflux without saddles, or thats not good idea... what would be the downside to doing this
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Re: Removing saddles

Postby Plumby » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:04 pm

I use to have a super reflux, many moons ago.
I was tempted to run it without the saddles many times but never did as I didn't trust the rubber bung in the top that holds the thermometer under such high heat.
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Re: Removing saddles

Postby Boomtrike » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:09 pm

Good to know, thanks for the reply
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Re: Removing saddles

Postby wynnum1 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:41 am

Changed the saddles to stainless scrubbers and seemed to work better may be worth looking at other option then the saddles.
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Re: Removing saddles

Postby btrappes » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:11 am

I have a non- super reflux still.....same animal without the extra height I believe.
No idea of maker, but believe it may be Essentia.
I was given it some time ago, and it doesn't have any screens, ceramic chips/saddles etc in it.
Should it ?
I was also worried about the heat in the tube as it is such a short height before it hits the thermometer & bung.
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