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Old 01-20-2013, 12:07 AM   #31
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I know pvc has some temperature/chemical leaching. Hot water should use cpvc to prevent it, not sure about the chemical leaching form the cleaners. I think a copper pipe set up would be safer, neat idea.
Good point! The ones I built actually are CPVC, but I didn't indicate that in the description. Changing it now...


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Old 01-20-2013, 12:19 AM   #32
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Thanks for the inspiration!



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Old 01-31-2013, 06:13 PM   #33
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Awesome creation MalFet. Thanks for sharing! I mainly keg due to the hassle of cleaning bottles, but really do want to bottle more and this could certainly make it easier.

I've actually recently been looking at keg/carboy washer designs but now I think I'm inspired to build something that integrates a bottle washer such as well as a keg washer in 1 unit.

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This is awesome! Need to build one now. Flip it upside down after sanitization and now you have a 30 bottle filler! (only 3/4 joking)

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Old 02-02-2013, 12:56 PM   #35
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I've had a few people PM me to ask about the connector assembly. I think I made it sound more complicated than it really is, since all it really does is join a bit of straight CPVC to a garden hose attachment. This whole piece then goes into and out of the hole in the side of the milk crate, making it very easy to switch between a multiple washers.

Anyway, a couple of pictures should explain better than I can:





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Old 02-02-2013, 12:58 PM   #36
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Awesome creation MalFet. Thanks for sharing! I mainly keg due to the hassle of cleaning bottles, but really do want to bottle more and this could certainly make it easier.

I've actually recently been looking at keg/carboy washer designs but now I think I'm inspired to build something that integrates a bottle washer such as well as a keg washer in 1 unit.
I ordered a CIP spray ball from brewershardware a few days ago with the intention of making a keg/carboy washer that hooks up to the same pump. I'll post pictures if I get it working.

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This is awesome! Need to build one now. Flip it upside down after sanitization and now you have a 30 bottle filler! (only 3/4 joking)
Tried it; doesn't work.

The first bottles fill up too fast and the last bottles fill up not at all.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:24 PM   #37
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If it were something I'd buy, I'd want one that can handle anything from a 12 oz bottles to 750ml wine bottles or a mix. That would be a design challenge, I think. Have to think on it.
This might help. http://homebrew.thefastrack.ca/
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Ok, I built this, used a Harbor Freight Submersible pump and get barely any flow??? the pump is good for 600GPH which should be more then enough...

not sure what is wrong, i see no way to regulate the pump itself.

anyone use of these??

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Ok, I built this, used a Harbor Freight Submersible pump and get barely any flow??? the pump is good for 600GPH which should be more then enough...

not sure what is wrong, i see no way to regulate the pump itself.

anyone use of these??
Hmm...two things:

First, 600GPH is not nearly enough. The pump I've got listed here in the build specs pushes three times that. GPH ratings assume no head pressure at all, and this build relies on generating quite a bit of head pressure to work.

Second, is your pump this one: (http://www.harborfreight.com/620-gph-submersible-fountain-pump-68393.html)? If so, most fountain pumps use magnetic impellers, which don't deal well with resistance on the line. You really want to stick with the kind of mechanical impeller found in most utility pumps.

Hope this helps! As the video shows, this thing does indeed work.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:42 AM   #40
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Yes that is the pump. Your right, not enough flow or pressure ;-(

Will return it and get the correct one ;-).

Sorry not Implying the design is bad.
Just an FYI to all who may be looking... Use the correct pump!!



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