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Old 08-16-2011, 03:49 AM   #11
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How did you work the exhaust portion? Does it vent right to the outside? I would assume it does. If so did you cut a hole right through and run it out like a dryer vent? Also I assume your using natural gas?
The 4 inch is fresh air in and I used dryer vent with a 4 inch inline fan, moves 80 CFM and pull airs from the exterior (north side of house). The exhaust fan, once installed, will be a 6 inch vent but for that I will PVC as that is what the fan manufacturer recommends. That fan will move 140 CFM. Going to use a commercial grade fan so I can run it as much as I need/want to. But they are a bit pricey and my budget is tight, so far I worked on this for 8 months. Edit: The 4 inch goes out just above the sill plate but this is 22 feet long that is why the inline fan

No natural gas where I live so it has to be propane. Building my own burners, will post pics of those soon.

Edit: The Exhaust fan will vent to the exterior (west side of house) just like a dryer or a bathroom vent. In fact the fan I am looking at is a bathroom fan just commercial grade. It is about 10 feet to the exterior wall, will go up and out just above the sill plate because I do not want to cut a 6 inch hole in the 8 inch poured concrete walls in my basement.
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:59 AM   #12
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Good work so far. Keep us updated.

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Old 08-16-2011, 04:02 AM   #13
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Painted the door trim and built a set of shelves for storage, and moved in the metal shelves for bottles (227 of them de-labeled, washed, rinsed and ready for sanitizer). That is as far as I have gotten, still need to buy the exhaust fan and install it. So far its been 8 months of work, used up a lot of old building materials from renovations and upgrades to the house. Last few pics for now.

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Nice bottle shelf you have there. Thinking I need one of those.

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Nice bottle shelf you have there. Thinking I need one of those.
Thanks ... yard sale $2.50... sand paper and some spray paint. It cleaned up really nice.
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Great build so far! I plan on building a brewing room in my basement this winter. Can't wait to see your progress, so I can steal all of your ideas.

Keep on posting pics and keep up the good work.

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How many square feet is your room? Looking good, keep it up!

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I love following threads like this. subscribed

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How many square feet is your room? Looking good, keep it up!
The room is 11' by 7' so 77 Square feet, ceiling height is 7'6" total of 577 cubic feet. Small but it is just a room for brewing in, no fridges or nothing going in there. Brewing and storing brewing equipment.

I built a fermentation chamber in my shop. Have some dead space behind a wall that has all the plumbing behind it. Nothing special, I use ice in a bucket to keep the temp at about 65-67 since this summer is so warm.
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