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Old 01-05-2013, 04:14 PM   #111
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Stopped and got some white lithium grease at AutoZone on my way home. Worked like a charm with the Greenlee punch. I punched a few holes last night for my main drainage bulkhead ports in each of the 3 vessels. Now I'm just trying to figure out the exact placements for the recirculating ports in the HLT/MLT, the site glass ports in the HLT/BK, the HERMs coil input/outlet ports in the HLT, and heating element positioning in the HLT/BK. Anyone that has done a Kal clone with keggles, please help! Here is a link to my keggle conversion thread.

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Old 01-05-2013, 11:55 PM   #112
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I'm glad that it went smoothly for you. Keep up the great work.

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Old 01-07-2013, 04:22 AM   #113
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First off: spectacular work! Truly impressive.

I don't know if you're still considering paint as an option but I think that covering the walls in the T&G pine will be too similar to the furniture pieces and they will blend in with the walls. I liked your idea of using the T&G to cover the screws and painting the framed areas. Maybe use a color similar to the tumbled travertine tile on the furniture?

Good luck with the rest of the build!

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Old 01-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #114
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Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, I am still considering paint with knotty pine trim for the exact same reason that you mentioned. The components would likely blend in too much. I still have several gallons of primer from doing the rest of the basement. Painting could be done at a fraction of the cost as well, so I am starting to lean back in that direction.....just need to settle on a color. Thanks!

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:42 PM   #115
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Love the setup!

I live close (farmington hills) and would love to get together and pick your brain/learn about e brewing and share a few pints!

Lemme know if you're up for it.

Looks awesome!

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Thanks man. I'm certainly not an expert by any means with eBrewing. I have always brewed the old fashion way with a cooler MLT and a stainless kettle over a propane turkey fryer. This is a complete and total learning process for me, so I'm not sure how effective I would be in fielding your questions. I tell you what, once I learn a bit more and finish this system, I'll invite you over for a brew day to test it out.

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Old 01-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #117
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OK, so I'm stalled out with my keggle conversions until my final and most important shipment arrives from Bobby. I just checked my cell and it is supposed to be delivered sometime this afternoon. To pass some time this afternoon, I went down to my local plumbing supply company and picked up drain/ejector pump system for my brewery sink. After discussing options with my plumber friend and doing some research, I decided to go with the Zoeller 105-0001 with the M53 pump. I checked out the "Drainosaur" by Little Giant and one by Stevens. Since the Zoeller is a little more compact, gets excellent reviews, and I could get a contractor discount, I went with it. I also decided to go with an air admittance valve for venting purposes, as I really don't need any more vents coming out of the back of my house.

I keep a box of plumbing pieces and parts laying around, but I am missing a couple of 2" fittings for the vent, so I really need to take a trip to the hardware. The problem is that the tracking on the package that I am receiving from Bobby today requires confirmation of delivery, so I have to sign for it. I'm stuck waiting for the USPS to arrive before I can proceed with either project. Here are a few pics of my new pump system and the valve that I'm using.

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Got the Zoeller ejector pump installed last night and managed to get most of my keggle conversions completed this evening. I received my final shipment of parts, I spent a few hours punching and drilling holes and installing the weldless bulkheads, ball valves, etc. I still have a lot of sanding and polishing on the keggles, but threw everything together to see how it looks. I'm pretty pleased so far. My wife was out shopping the other day and got an 18 ft. LED rope light on clearings for dirt cheap, so I installed it in my ventilation hood for some additional lighting. Here are a few pics.

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......oops, the first pic was supposed to be this one. I plan on building a hinged panel door on the base of the sink to hide the lower plumbing components, but still allow me to open it up to utilize the drain stopper handle.

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This is going to be one of the best looking builds ever.

Does that pump kick on automatically?

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