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What do I do if my cold tap water is aboveC 20C?

When this happens you will need to run more than 400 mls of water per minute through your Reflux condenser.

In your Reflux still instructions it tells you to run water at 400 mls per minute. This relies on the tap water being below 20°C. If you are in a warmer climate like Australia you may need to increase your water flow but this creates a problem with the efficiency of the condenser and excessive use of water.

To overcome this problem, cut the hose that feeds water to your condenser from the tap and fit a 2 metre coil of copper tube in between the cut sections. Submerse this copper coil in chilled water. Keep the chilled water cool by adding 2 litres of ice from an ice cream container or similar which has been filled with water and prefrozen.