I watched that just the other day... Excellent demonstration!!! Very Strong Work!
When I realized the TE-175 was under $1500, I about shit myself for not having ordered one last fall. I gleaned so much good information from your video; I will be watching it again before I receive my unit and do the first run.
I have a couple questions... was that video edited for length or was that the approximate time to complete a run? Basically, how much time does a run take from start to finished product? Excluding the inevitable vacuum purge; which may not be required if you recover 100% of your solvent, I would think.
Do you feel the secondary vacuum purge is useful after removing the oil from the Tamisian and achieving a 100%recovery?
I don't remember if you scraped the extraction vessel or used a carrier like ethanol or hexane; either way, what is your preferred method for removing the extract after Butane recovery?
Does the carrier/method change with intended use? I am most concerned with creating consistently amazing product for use on the Ti nail and/or Omnicron style vape. I will focus on edibles, tinctures, and more alchemy down the road...
I have to say, I am basically sold. From the safety aspect alone it is worth the $1500 or whatever it costs delivered; at least for me. This process also adds in a lot more control and the repeatability that comes from precision equipment.
I really love the way it utilizes heating and cooling opposing containers to achieve varying results; such as pressurized butane injection, or even a controlled butane soak. The option to use 99.9% pure Butane is also a very strong selling point for me. It seems really easy to gauge the amount of residual butane in a finished product based on the amount of recovered solvent; at least in a perfect world.
One last question, do you know if you can purchase 99.9% N-Butane from Airgas in less than the nearly 5gallon tanks the Tamisian website provides part#'s for? It seems like a lot of tane if it recovers so well; and only holds 700ml of n-Butane. I would love to find another Tamisian owner to go in on with in the purchase of the nearly 5gallons of 99.9% n-Butane if that is the smallest tank they sell. Needing less than one quart of the 5 gallons; I feel almost suicidal sitting on more than 4gallons of liquid tane. Call me a pussy; but I take this shit seriously, no amount of BHO is worth the consequences of an explosion.
Hopefully a soon to be tamisian owner