Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Kegerators and Keezers > Easy Homemade Secondary Regulator
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-21-2013, 03:54 PM   #21
mendozer
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 592
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

still going fine. I'm too lazy to do it now, but if you're planning on making it and keeping it for a long time, I would put silicone sealant on the threads as well as teflon tape. just to be sure for leaks, although I tightened my seals good. Other than that it's holding on and serving me beer

__________________
mendozer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-21-2013, 05:24 PM   #22
Zymologist
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 21
Likes Given: 3

Default

I also would love to know where the gauges came from. Did some googling but the only ones that measure in the 0-30PSI range i found are automotive fuel pressure gauges.

__________________
Zymologist is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-21-2013, 05:50 PM   #23
Dolomieu
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Dolomieu's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 776
Liked 62 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 117

Default

future project

__________________

Draft beer, Not me!!! - Belching Penguin

Dolomieu is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-21-2013, 09:15 PM   #24
Redbeard5289
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kasson, Minnesota
Posts: 178
Liked 14 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

definately worth a future investment...

Please keep us posted...
Rebeard5289

__________________
Redbeard5289 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-22-2013, 07:09 AM   #25
mendozer
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 592
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

the gauges are from the surplus store linked above. search for "low pressure gauge"

__________________
mendozer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2013, 10:44 PM   #26
KurtB
I may be drunk, but I'm not sure.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: South Elgin, IL
Posts: 739
Liked 40 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 70

Default

The guage port on these regulators is only 1/8" correct? Hard to find bottom mount 30 PSI gauges that are not 1/4" on that site. I may end up with 60 PSI guages as I found some that are a bit cheaper.

__________________

Beer is like porn. You can buy it, but it's more fun to make your own.

KurtB is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-24-2013, 03:56 AM   #27
mendozer
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 592
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

yes the gauges are 1/8" NPT. only the opening for the pipe nipple is 1/4". So the bodies are from right to left: 1/4", 1/8", 1/4" and the bottom has nothing

__________________
mendozer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-01-2013, 05:12 PM   #28
KurtB
I may be drunk, but I'm not sure.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: South Elgin, IL
Posts: 739
Liked 40 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 70

Default

How did you mount the completed regulator? I don't see any mounting hardware on the regulators. I figure I could just bend some sort of strapping to hang it from the pipe that connects the regulator bodies, but I am wondering if anybody has a more secure way of mounting these regulators.

__________________

Beer is like porn. You can buy it, but it's more fun to make your own.

KurtB is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-02-2013, 05:39 AM   #29
mendozer
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 592
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

I used that steel pipe tape (the bendable type with holes for screws in the plumbing section) and made a "V" bending around the pipe nipples and screwing into wood. I then screwed that wood plank to my collar. It's totally solid. The other brands of regulators have metal hangers made for this exact use, but these don't (that I know of).

If you're handy, you could made sheetmetal contraptions to do this.

__________________
mendozer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-02-2013, 05:41 AM   #30
mendozer
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 592
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/mend...keezer-331192/

actually I got this link for you and realized the bodies are strapped into the collar, not another piece of wood
__________________
mendozer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Secondary regulator issues inhifistereo Kegerators and Keezers 9 03-01-2012 04:19 PM
Homemade secondary regulator smurfwar Kegerators and Keezers 13 02-17-2012 03:16 AM
Build secondary regulator? marms Kegerators and Keezers 7 11-05-2011 12:10 AM
Secondary Regulator Orientation XPLSV Kegerators and Keezers 2 08-14-2011 09:26 PM
Issues after adding secondary regulator.. sirhcman Kegerators and Keezers 8 01-13-2011 03:28 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS