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Old 12-22-2012, 05:17 AM   #11
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It looks functional. Nice job.

This is a small thing, but if the exhaust duct work slopes to the inside any moisture that condenses will run back in. I thing you would want to make sure it runs to the outside

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Old 12-22-2012, 05:21 AM   #12
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Yeah, I plan to adjust it so that it's as level as possible before the first run. Even though the keggle will be positioned in the middle (15" diameter in a 24" diameter hood).

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Old 12-22-2012, 05:32 AM   #13
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Sounds like you have the humidity problem handled. Now what about carbon monoxide?

Running a big burning inside sounds iffy to me.

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Old 12-22-2012, 05:41 AM   #14
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That's a good chunk of what I discussed with others. With the 500cfm rating of the fan, it should pull more than enough waste air out, and with the basement being as poorly air-tight as it is, plenty for good air to come in. Still, I have another window, plus large bulkhead I can open up to bring in even more clean air if needed. I'm already looking at higher CFM fans. They're almost what I've already spent on the setup (to get 8" diameter connections) but if that's what needs to be installed (changing the setup) I'll do it.

It will beat the snot out of trying to brew in 20mph+ wind and temperatures in the 30's [F], or below.

BTW, people run high BTU ovens and stoves inside all the time. I've seen people using more BTU's to cook over a few hours than I'll be using with NO fans running. IMO, people are being scared spitless with scare tactics. Granted, I wouldn't do this without good ventilation, but that's just being smart (and logical). Also, I looked over the BYO article. With the CFM needed, at a 100' run, I'm over the equivalent at the <15' run length (you add 10' of run for each 90 elbow). I would have needed 2400cfm with a 100' run. With 500cfm and 15' run (rounding UP), I'm well above the needed level.

Also (last edit, I swear). I discussed it with another HBT member that did something similar. He used a 400cfm fan with a 30' run equivalent (if I recall correctly) without issue.

As they say, man up or...

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Old 12-23-2012, 12:50 AM   #15
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I know there are some guys that build some expensive stuff on here but I love it when someone comes up with a perfectly good alternative. You aren't going to win any beauty contest but you are going to get a big high five from me for working with in a budget and working with what you have.

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I know there are some guys that build some expensive stuff on here but I love it when someone comes up with a perfectly good alternative. You aren't going to win any beauty contest but you are going to get a big high five from me for work with in your budget and working this what you got
Thanks... Sure, I'd love to have a nice hood made from all stainless with a 2500cfm rated fan that's also muffled/silenced so that you can hear a cricket fart over it. But that wasn't even on the same planet as my budget.
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Got a link to the fan?

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The one I have installed right now was on the shelf at Lowe's... Box had it rated at 500cfm, 8" diameter.
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I was wondering if I was going to see this in the DIY section. When is it's maiden voyage?

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Looking at sometime this week... Just need to fit the burner legs with wheels and I should be good to go. Also exploring another hood option, so I might be doing a little modification. Looking to make it wider so that it can also go over the HLT. Otherwise, I might just heat up the sparge water on the stove and add it via the old school dump in method.

You have any of the mead I gave you yet? The maple gets really nice as it warms up. I also had some of the 8.9% old ale last night... Might be pulling a sample of the 12.5% wee heavy soon. If you have some free time Before the end of next weekend, let me know.

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