Actually i just made a very small batch yesterday. I put it outside and used a bunsen burner,didn't really smell a thing,my biggest problem was shielding the bunsen burner from blowing out with all the wind we had yesterday. We put a few ml in a cup and were dissolving old rusty barn nails,and speaker wire in it. Its astonishing that in a minute flat the nail was so shiny it looked brand new. I have to say it was incredibly easy,keeping the condenser water iced down,and then insulating the vigreux column to stop some of the heat loss was the hardest part. I plan on distilling essential oils for the most point but if i ever found a actual use for it,im sure i would try to make it again before i paid a fortune to get it shipped from somewhere..
Yeah doing this outside may not be a problem but for someone trying to conduct this indoors (like a garage) vapors are bound to escape unless you build a no2 trap to stop this ...outside or in a fume hood and I'd say most people would be okay
Edited by 24pyro97, 09 April 2021 - 03:24 PM.