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Old 01-18-2014, 08:19 PM   #191
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I cycle from Oxyclean to clean water to StarSan.
Yup, that's the route I'm going to take. Thanks.

I did some soldering today (my manifold is all copper) and used Mapp gas for the first time. So much better than propane - I'm never going back. Everything's coming out nicely and I'll share some pics when I'm finished.


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Old 01-19-2014, 12:56 AM   #192
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OK, as promised I attached some pictures of my completed bottle washer.

The manifold was made of 3/4'' copper and 1/4'' soft copper tubing. It's adapted to a regular garden hose thread. I can fit 20 bottles and I can always add 4 more if necessary.

I rigged up a holder with some scrap pipes and pink foam insulation for now, but I"ll probably switch to plywood later. The pump will be the 1/3 HP version of the pump mentioned by the OP, I'm waiting for it to be shipped.

This was a fun project to do and I can't wait to join the "I'm never scrubbing another bottle" club.













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Old 01-19-2014, 12:58 AM   #193
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....Aaaand one more post with pics

I'll do one more later with a video of the washer in action.









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Old 01-30-2014, 11:28 PM   #194
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Got my pump in the mail today, so I took 'er for a spin.

Test run went great. I get plenty of pressure from the pump. The connecting hose was built on the fly at the hardware store. It's just clear pipe and some adapters to reduce the pump output to a normal garden hose thread.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZnKmlzt7_8&feature=youtu.be

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Old 03-12-2014, 08:33 AM   #195
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Had to get a post on here, inspired by this particular post I had to have a go:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSQvC226K7Y
Using a 750W ebay dirty water pump $50AUD delivered
25mm garden irrigation fittings and piping
4mm rigid risers
I thought the risers may not handle the pressure since they simply jam into the 25mm PVC pipe but they seem to hold up OK..
I still need to organise a tub and a system to hold the bottles in place but everything is looking sweet so far and kept under $85 budget.
Ill try reply once i run a few bottles through when complete.

Cheers!

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