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Old 12-11-2012, 04:34 AM   #1
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Awesome Ebay score...99 cents plus 35 shipping....haven't checked the flow meter capabilities..but it makes an awesome sight glass....









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Old 12-11-2012, 04:57 AM   #2
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Aww...thought you'd come across a flux capacitor...

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Old 12-11-2012, 05:00 AM   #3
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How many gallons will it take to fill it? Also, looks like it weighs at least as much as your keggle.

I think this falls under the category of "cheap because no one in their right mind would want it"...

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Old 12-11-2012, 05:29 AM   #4
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yeah, nice job buying an industrial flowmeter.

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:33 AM   #5
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A hearty thank you on all accounts Ask yourself whether triclovers or camlocks are needed in our systems....? Sure..I've thought about fill volume and temp loss...but I threw out a random bid and won. I LOVE real industrial stuff...no contest vs. hobby stuff. This may serve as a sight glass/gauge all in one. If not I can sell it.

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:43 AM   #6
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99 cents? really? They'd have gotten more scrapping it at a recycle yard then selling it for that!

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Yeah, I agree. I was pretty shocked to see how big it actually is...I expected it to be half that size. I figured what the heck and bid on it. I may put a backlight inside and use it as a sightglass...but I just scored THIS so we'll see. I've had lots of triclover stuff on a system in the past. It's cool, but the clamps and valves cost a fortune. I may just use this new sight glass without the triclover stuff.

Oh yeah....I also have one of THESE so maybe I can find some cool way to use all three.

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Yeah, I agree. I was pretty shocked to see how big it actually is...I expected it to be half that size. I figured what the heck and bid on it. I may put a backlight inside and use it as a sightglass...but I just scored THIS so we'll see. I've had lots of triclover stuff on a system in the past. It's cool, but the clamps and valves cost a fortune. I may just use this new sight glass without the triclover stuff.

Oh yeah....I also have one of THESE so maybe I can find some cool way to use all three.
Just be sure to position them all to counteract the weight of each other. Otherwise, I suspect, you'll have a seriously side-heavy keggle.

I'd probably install a light into the first item and use it to illuminate the room I brew in (or where the beer is kept). Just be sure to use LOOOONG screws to secure it to the wall.
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So whats the temp rating on that? I am envisioning a rims tube if it can handle the temps.

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All 316SS and thick glass....I'm sure it'd be fine. But I've done RIMS before...not really interested in that. Probably gonna direct-fire the MT to hold temps. Cool thing about heavy ss is that it holds temp once it warms up.



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