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thetooth wrote:JLBrew wrote:vjboxer wrote:Looks good! But with all those holes in it, isn't it gonna leak?
The polysulfone QDs I bought from B3 do not have shut offs - http://morebeer.com/view_product/6951/1 ... emale_Barb. I didn't realize they even made them with shut-offs until I searched around after the purchase - http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products ... SubCat=860. No worries though.
The small amount of water under the stand you see in the pic below, is from the length of hose between the white polysulfone female QD and the yellow handle ball valve at the water filter output (left side). Even with the ball valve shut off, that water in that length will sort of drip out. Make sense? Is this what you mean?
I think he was just kidding.
jeeper wrote:Looks great ! Are these the needle valves you installed http://www.bayouclassicdepot.com/nv108p ... r_part.htm
They look like the same ones I have on order. If not what did you use ?
gifty74 wrote:I was looking for this thread again. I saw your borrowed idea and really like the ability to change and modify that design in the future. That is one of the most attractive things. Also, make for much easier assembly without a welder, or lugging bed frames to a friends house for a case of beer. And, it is obviously lighter with all of those holes. I was at the local hardware store (haven't checked HD or Lowes yet) and they had 120" sections of that galvanized stuff for $30. Do you remember what you paid? I wish it were a bit cheaper as bed frames are free, but trying to weight the advantages. The ability to change from a gravity fed converted cooler MT to a direct fired keggle MT easily has a lot of appeal. I'll be plumbing mine with NG from my house, which also has its own set of pricey gear!
Dmac08 wrote:Is there any concern with heating galvanized steel?
gifty74 wrote:Yeah, heating and just the weight, I was wondering if that would make it fail / bow. The stuff I'm looking at looks identical to yours, and it feels very hefty to me. I talked to a few at work and they said don't even bother, go with 1.5" angle iron. That is some tough stuff, and I think overkill. Besides, it would weigh 400 lbs! How many times have you brewed on it? Have you seen any warping or anything due to heat? They won't be under direct fire so I wouldn't think it would be a problem. Is yours a HERMS setup, or do you have a direct fired MT?
JLBrew wrote:usmcruz is too far away and charges too much for shipping, jk!
JLBrew wrote:I bought/ordered most of the slotted angle lengths from a few local hardware stores....they mostly had 5' and 6' sections for around $14. Not really cheap and it would have been better if I could have found longer sections to cut down. HD and Lowes didn't have the galvanized stock at the time.
usmcruz wrote:JLBrew wrote:usmcruz is too far away and charges too much for shipping, jk!
You never asked, and if you did, I wouldnt charge you nothing for shipping! . I wouldnt charge you for labor either, just material, because I think your a stand up guy! . I would be expecting a good amount of beer from your first batch sent to me, of course .
I saw Benjys build before I came across your design. Real nice setup. What are the dimensions of your rig? How did you cut the angle iron? I have a feeling that a hack saw is going to be a real workout.
Here is a link to my build plan:
The thread includes McMaster Carr product numbers for the 1.5 x 1.5 angle iron, $8.66/6ft. Shipping is reasonable and fast. If you're lucky they will have a distribution center near you and you can pick up local.
A350514 wrote:JLBrew wrote:I bought/ordered most of the slotted angle lengths from a few local hardware stores....they mostly had 5' and 6' sections for around $14. Not really cheap and it would have been better if I could have found longer sections to cut down. HD and Lowes didn't have the galvanized stock at the time.
Check with your local overhead door company or wholesaler. I went to lowes when installing doors on my workshop and they wanted $23 for an 8 foot piece. I went to the overhead door wholesaler and they wanted $3.50 per 8 foot stick.
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