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Old 02-23-2012, 07:37 PM   #191
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I agree that cutting some "donut" trim pieces would hide those holes just fine. You could rivet them on or just use a smear of silicone.

The term "blind rivet" is synonymous to pop rivets or what everyone pretty much understands as a rivet. There are other types that have to be cinched together with pressure from both sides. A pop rivet can be installed when one side is inaccessible or "blind".

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Old 02-23-2012, 10:25 PM   #192
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Alright I got this all fixed up. I did not do donuts but squares. Held them together with silicon. I will post pics in a few.

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Old 03-25-2012, 10:36 PM   #193
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Picture of my setup, went off Bobby's directions, used steel instead of aluminum and painted it with high temp paint.
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:11 PM   #194
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Look great.

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Old 03-03-2013, 06:56 PM   #195
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Even though I am not direct firing my RIMS, I am watching for ideas on insulating my RIMS controlled MLT.
Have you seen the Keg Kozy? I saw it on here the other day, checked it out $39.95. Neoprene 7mm, keeps a keg cold for 6 hours and there are some homebrewer reviews on their website about using it on your MLT.
Getting ready to build my AG setup and I think I will try this on my MLT for temp stability.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:27 PM   #196
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You just can't direct fire on a keg kozy so it's not necessarily relevant to this thread (not that it doesn't have merit in its own right).

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You just can't direct fire on a keg kozy so it's not necessarily relevant to this thread (not that it doesn't have merit in its own right).
Oops somehow missed the direct fired part.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:50 PM   #198
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This still holding up, Bobby?

Wonder how it would work out if I wrapped a keg with no holes, and then drilled them. Probably just have to open up the holes in the flashing to accommodate the fittings.

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Old 04-30-2013, 01:42 PM   #199
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This still holding up, Bobby?

Wonder how it would work out if I wrapped a keg with no holes, and then drilled them. Probably just have to open up the holes in the flashing to accommodate the fittings.
It looks brand new still.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:14 PM   #200
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What kind of mineral wool are you guys using. As a insulator by trade I know some of that stuff can be very nasty till its all sealed up. Looks great though.

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