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Old 04-28-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default Brunken Dastard's Big Bad Brewery! 10gal eHERMS

'ello!

I've been working on this for a few months now, it's been a huge learning experience! I've so far learned the basics in:

Welding
Angle grinding
Using power saws
Wiring
Basic electrics
Basic electronics
plumbing
control systems

and advanced skills in:
Making cups of tea
Swearing
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spending far too much money
Justifying the money spending to the girlfriend
forumwhoring


Ok, so on to the pics!

My first weld attempt - I bought a welder and equipment for welding, had never tried it before!


Backer elements arrived. These are a ripoff as they dont come with the cables, and when you ask for them they try to charge you over twice the amount that the element cost, just for one cable! I eventually got some on ebay for cheap.


Bought some PIDs from italy second hand


Initial design was quite complicated welding/cutting wise


Steel arrived in 3m lengths - cost £99GBP. A friend of mine helped me cut it up at his dad's workshop (hes a farmer)


First welds on the actual stand, it's 3mm thick box section and is hard to weld with a 90 amp gasless welder!




Girlfriend helped me:

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Shiney?


PIDs mounted in toolbox


More to come soon!
- Henry P.S. Check out my website brewing-tips.com

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Thanks for posting. Looking good!

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Good ol' eBay, huh?
Got a pretty lady helpin' out - you're a lucky man.
Good welds for flux core.
Thanks for posting some good beer porn.

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Flux core wire welder?

You can put multiple layers of aluminum foil around your weld site to catch that ugly splatter. The hot bits pick up some aluminum on the way through the foil and won't stick to the base metal.

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Thanks for posting. Looking good!
Cheers Layne! Your brewhouse thread has been a big inspiration!

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Good ol' eBay, huh?
Got a pretty lady helpin' out - you're a lucky man.
Good welds for flux core.
Thanks for posting some good beer porn.
Heheh yeah she's great : ) I've got a load better at welding, annoyingly I only got the hang of it by the last few welds where I learned enough control to do the 'half moon' method - ended up with way better penetration and less lumpyness.

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Flux core wire welder?

You can put multiple layers of aluminum foil around your weld site to catch that ugly splatter. The hot bits pick up some aluminum on the way through the foil and won't stick to the base metal.
Yeah it is a flux core welder, I couldn't justify spending more cash to get a better one without trying with a basic one first. I used an angle grinder to flatten the welds down and painted the frame black, so the splatter wasn't too much of a problem, will use the foil method next time I weld though thanks for the tip!

More pics will come tomorrow, I promise!

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Nice work! Where did you get the elements that had a plug end attached?

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Nice work! Where did you get the elements that had a plug end attached?
From the land that gave us positive earth it looks like to me.
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From the land that gave us positive earth it looks like to me.
Thanks, but I am looking to narrow it down a bit.
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Thanks, but I am looking to narrow it down a bit.
I would bet "Limey".
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