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Old 09-27-2012, 12:41 PM   #31
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Thanks for the info. I'll check around with a few of my past HVAC patients to see if they have anything laying around. Unfortunately my HVAC contractor that did my house committed suicide a couple of years back and they dissolved the company after that. Did the older style furnaces have large pulleys....like 12 inchers? I would hate to blow $38 on one pulley if someone has one in a scrap pile.
I have one in my garage with the entire squirrel cage blower that has a 14" pulley on the fan and a 1.5" pulley on the motor. Came from an old Reliance AutoGas furnace. Lots of these should end up at the junk yard after salvage of copper from motor windings.

Great job on the design and construction of your equipment. I'm afraid to let my wife see your pictures, she'll make fun of my amateur construction. At least mine is all kept in the garage/workshop area.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:46 PM   #32
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Thanks for the advice ChuckO! I just contacted an HVAC business here in town and they come across these older systems all of the time, but currently don't have any laying around. They took down my name and number and stated that they likely will come across something in the next week or two. I am in need of a quote for a hydronics system to heat my basement floors, so I killed two birds with one stone and they are coming out to quote a system as soon as I get back from vacation. I'm going to take your advice and call a few more places and maybe a couple of salvage yards. Thanks again!

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:59 PM   #33
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Snuck out of work a little earlier than expected. I finished up the last of the trim on the lid of the grain storage bin a few minutes ago and knifed/cut to size the last log trim piece. My goal was to have all of the trim complete before leaving on vacation. When I get back, I just need to sand for a few hours and get 3-4 coats of poly on the two pieces, then finish off the tiling/grouting. Hopefully one of the HVAC places that I called can hunt down a 12" to 14" pulley....if not, I have to bite the bullet and purchase through Grainger. Thanks to those who are following along.

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Old 09-27-2012, 08:13 PM   #34
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Seriously Hoppo, do you even have time to brew? Working 60 hrs and 3 brews a week doesn't leave much time for knotty pine here. Please tell me this vacation of your's is in the Smoky Mountains and you'll have time to stop by and build me something nice!

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Old 09-27-2012, 09:28 PM   #35
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Sorry, not heading to the Smokey Mts. this go around, but I was just there in late July though. My family loves the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area, so we rent a place in Chalet Village every year in Gatlinburg for a week in the summer. Next time I'm down there I'll drop you a PM and we can get together for a beer or two.

I also work around 60 hours per week, but I work three 14 hour days and two shorter days. I do not work weekend, so my weekends and Tue/Thur afternoons are when I build this stuff. I don't brew as often as I would like and have resorted to doing 2 to 3 batches over one very long brew day every couple of months. Once I get the new system built and running, I will have plenty of time to brew more often.....I hope.

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Old 09-27-2012, 10:01 PM   #36
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By the way you made the facebook page of HBT

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????????Didn't know there was a FB page. Since I "de-activated" my FB acct., I guess I can't check it out.

Edit: I was able to re-activate my old account.....thanks rockinmarty for letting me know. I'll likely re-de-activate the FB acct in a couple of days though, because I can't stand people that I haven't seen since 1st grade coming out of the woodwork and trying to contact me. The reason I closed it quite a while ago was because people that I barely knew from my past were trying to contact me to join sh*t like AmWay, QuickStar, etc.

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Just create an account with a bogus name just to follow stuff you like, like bands, breweries, suppliers. I had taken this to show you. but oh well, enjoy your vacation

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I found out about this thread because of FB. Glad I did too. Awesome stuff!

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Man, what an under achiever............Just kidding. That build looks awesome. Gets a fire under my butt to get something done with my setup. Keep up the great work!

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