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Old 02-06-2013, 12:29 PM   #31
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We pay a flat fee each quarter for water, so it doesn't matter how much we use. On the other hand, it cost electricity to make ice.
And the time to make the ice, etc..
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:43 PM   #32
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By the time you futz with buying the pieces, a pipe bender (since most people don't have one) and factor in time and gas @ $3.49/gallon, paying $50 to have one made and brought to the house isn't a bad deal at all.
Right.

Even having a tubing cutter, torch, etc. it isn't necessarily that much cheaper to build depending on what you do.

I think the industral grade hose connections I used increased total cost by about 1/4, maybe more.

Took my last batch from flame out to 60F in 15, give or take. Didn't time all that carefully.

Oh, yeah, I built an anti-gravity machine too.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:56 AM   #33
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Now it's your turn to post a pic halfwit!
Ha! Dam n, ya caught me. I was avoiding that one after seeing some of those pictures. I really like the elbow idea. Your builds look great, guys!

Like I said, $$$ was the goal here. 20 bucks of copper, wrapped around a tall thin pot from my ice cream maker, bent by hand. It started to crimp a little in one spot, but I ran water through it and it seems to flow really nicely. After adding the rubber hose, clamps, and an awesome adapter that screws directly to my kitchen sink (our water gets super cold....and also super hot. I measured 140 when I was washing my thermometer the other day), I came in at about 26 bucks. And Lowe's is right down the street! It ain't purdy... but I'm making a Mock-bock on Friday, so I'll let ya know how well it actually works
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:09 AM   #34
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Need to bend the ends down so the connections will not be over the kettle and if the do leak a few drops the drops would have to climb uphill to get into the kettle...

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:29 AM   #35
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Build one... Cooper tubing is fairly easy to bend. I see the point of buying one when this is a simple DIY project.

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:32 AM   #36
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Do not see the point! Little to much homebrew haha

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Old 02-07-2013, 04:56 AM   #37
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I built one also, but can't hook the garden hose end to my water faucet inside at the kitchen sink. Is their an adapter to go from garden hose to kitchen sink?

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Old 02-07-2013, 05:04 AM   #38
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Yes 55/64"!to 3/4 for garden hose. Remove your aerator and see if you need female or a male to connect. Hope this helps. You can also remove your aerator and take to to the hardware store to insure you get the right fitting.

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Old 02-07-2013, 05:06 AM   #39
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Yes 55/64"!to 3/4 for garden hose. Remove your aerator and see if you need female or a male to connect. Hope this helps. You can also remove your aerator and take to to the hardware store to insure you get the right fitting.
Thanks man. I will get that this weekend before brew day.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:33 PM   #40
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Need to bend the ends down so the connections will not be over the kettle and if the do leak a few drops the drops would have to climb uphill to get into the kettle...
Oh man I didn't think of that. Thanks dude
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