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Old 07-02-2012, 03:40 AM   #51
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Finally got a chance to get a bit done







Before blast and paint

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Old 07-09-2012, 10:15 PM   #52
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:46 AM   #53
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thanks!... figures, as soon as im ready to get this all together back on 60 hour a week.






Hopefully I can have this done by the weekend so i can finish polishing and drilling my kegs so they can go to my buddy's for tiggin. I cant wait!
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:14 AM   #54
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Finally making progress










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Old 08-08-2012, 04:45 AM   #55
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First, How F'n hot was it outside when you welded that up, and second NICE job Those kegs look really good!

third What is this piece of equipment in this picture? is that for cutting or bending?
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:49 PM   #56
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First, How F'n hot was it outside when you welded that up, and second NICE job Those kegs look really good!

third What is this piece of equipment in this picture? is that for cutting or bending?
Ahh man... it was prettywarm. The center supports are still only tacked, i couldnt get myself to go out and finish the welding yesterday... i just may have to put the project on hold till next week. The picture u commented on is a bandsaw to cut steel. I have a chop saw that i used when i made the gate in the background but the bandsaw just make neater cuts so i figured what the hell.

Now i need to figure out where to drill all my holes in the kegs. This part has me worried because if i screw it up now i waste the kegs and all that polishing time...any pointers on where to position the holes?
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I think there is a lot of opinions about where to punch or drill the holes for you ports, and it really comes down to your set up. But my advice would be to aim for the center of the flattest portion of the keg, between the ribs. You are going to have the couplers Tig welded in so it should turnout really nice.

you might want to consider using a greenline punch to make your holes too.

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Old 08-09-2012, 01:41 AM   #58
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My main concern was putting the ripple element too low and not being able to thread it into the coupler or the diptube hitting the element

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Old 08-09-2012, 01:57 PM   #59
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I know they are a little pricy, but Rota-broaches work really well, I use them all the time at work, so I have a couple of sets. Clean holes without all the hassle of a step drill.
Me personally, I just went with about 2" up from the first rib. I wasn't too overly concerned with placement as I am going to be recirculating the water in my HLT. I was more concerned with having enough room for my herms coil to sit in there. As far as the boil kettle goes, same thing, not a huge concern for me because I don't have to recirculate through it, I am just boiling there. I did my HLT first and did a test session with it with water only to make sure all was good before I did my BK, that way if I did want to change something, I only had to fix one!! Ha ha
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