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Old 07-12-2018, 05:59 PM #1
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How to keep moisture out of solvent tank

getting moisture inside the solvent tank that settles at the bottom after multiple runs. What can be done to prevent this? And yes there is a mol sieve.
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getting moisture inside the solvent tank that settles at the bottom after multiple runs. What can be done to prevent this? And yes there is a mol sieve.
It depends. Lets start with what solvent are you using?
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using stainless tanks. solvent is a 70/30 tane/pane
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I hope this helps.

Making sure the weed is very dry beforehand helps.

I think the easiest thing for you is to take out the molecular sieves which are now probably saturated
with water. Once the molecular sieves are saturated with water they stop working as intended. You
can reuse them by dehydrating them by heating them up in a vacuum oven and pulling full vacuum.

I got this idea from here:

https://hemphacker.com/dehydrate-you...-resin-yields/
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well i process cured and live resin. i dry out n vac the sieve beads. maybe a larger sieve?
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well i process cured and live resin. i dry out n vac the sieve beads. maybe a larger sieve?
When was the last time you changed the beads out completely? Have you verified they are truly regenerated?
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its been a few months since completely changing to new sieve beads to be honest. ill try that
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getting moisture inside the solvent tank that settles at the bottom after multiple runs. What can be done to prevent this? And yes there is a mol sieve.

Sound like you are over running your mol sieve. You need more, or to service what you have more often.


I switched to using molded zeolite filter dryer inserts for AC application and building my own stainless case for them. We changed then out daily, but recovered then in a vacuum oven overnight.
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