ok all, got the stand powdercoated. Chose standard black with a hammered finish. The powdercoat guy said this was the most durable thing out there. Said they were powdercoating a bunch of construction stuff for IngerSoll Rand in the same color.
cost me $125
Also got the internal pump wiring in place, installed the threaded inserts from McMaster and put on my caster city casters.
enjoy the pics...hopefully I will have the bottom shelf and pumps mounted this weekend. Also going to try and finish the control box - waiting on a hole saw for my panel receptacles though.
stand looks good to me
control box mount - those are the pump wires hanging out
some close ups of the finish
shot showing where my wires are running...only took us 5 minutes to snake the wires...we were smart and drilled nice internal holes before welding
these are some swagelok fittings I got yesterday...gonna use them to mount my herms coil inside my HLT
couple shots of the control box before components are installed and holes are cut. I am going to mount the box so that the lid will open up
Great looking build tell your buddy at JGR that they need to give Denny some of your beer when you get this done, made it will help him run better in 2012! Keep up the great work, thanks for sharing...I will be starting my own thread soon as well, amassing parts and pieces now!!!
update - more pics - herms coil and control box work
hey all -
as promised, here are some more pictures and a video
I finished installing and leak testing the herms coil.
herms coil began it's life as an immersion chiller from midwest brew. here it is after cutting off the excess.
as you can see, the coiling process puts a troublesome oval shape in the tubing
i worked the ends with a pair of channeloks to try and get it more round
after 20 minutes of messing around, I could still only get the nut on about 1 inch. After this, I decided to quit messing around and I drilled out the nut bigger with my step bit. after that it slid right on
here is the coil installed
close up of swagelok connection inside
my water-in connection...random off topic, but shows what I do
here is a video of my leak testing the newly installed coil...plan on putting some pressure on it for the next test...maybe with a valve or something