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Old 01-16-2011, 09:37 PM   #21
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AWESOME!!!

I am in the early stages of building a system. Really just ordering pieces right now. My next order is the Steel. Was going to get 2x2 but thinking 1x1 may be fine. Curious what did you use?
1x1 stainless. Marcus (Pinup) made my stand and it is some quality work.
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:30 AM   #22
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i see you used elbows for your herms coil. With welded coulpers, how did you get the elbows to be at the correct angle. I have welded fittings, waiting for them to come back from the welder and was looking at ordering my couplers. I was just going to order straight ones and use a tube bender to make nice angles on my copper. but if I can get the elbows to seat correctly, rather have them. Do you just teflon tape until it seats tight with the correct angle?

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Old 01-17-2011, 03:32 AM   #23
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i see you used elbows for your herms coil. With welded coulpers, how did you get the elbows to be at the correct angle. I have welded fittings, waiting for them to come back from the welder and was looking at ordering my couplers. I was just going to order straight ones and use a tube bender to make nice angles on my copper. but if I can get the elbows to seat correctly, rather have them. Do you just teflon tape until it seats tight with the correct angle?
Yup, took a couple times before I had the right amount of tape. I may try to put some TC's for a quick disconnect in the future.
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:15 PM   #24
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what did you coil you herms around? Was thinking a corny, but that seems to small of a diameter.

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what did you coil you herms around? Was thinking a corny, but that seems to small of a diameter.
I tried with a coil of 1/2" stainless and kept crimping it. I ended up buying the 50' 1/2" stainless wort chiller from Midwest and cannibalizing it. Worked great
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not a bad deal for 99, do you recall what shipping was?

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Where did you get the plans for the control panel??? Did you come up with it on your own???

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not a bad deal for 99, do you recall what shipping was?
maybe $10-15, plus, after the cannabilization, i have another 25' coil to possibly upgrade to a DITCHES design, and the long piece that runs to the top may be used to make a whirlpool return port
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Where did you get the plans for the control panel??? Did you come up with it on your own???
Before the build, I had basically no experience in electronics, aside from hooking up a car stereo or two.

Kal's Website changed everything. My entire wiring diagram is based on his control panel. I left out a couple things and redesigned a couple of aesthetic aspects, but it is essentially a clone of his system.
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Alright guys, finally got a leak test going today on my HLT and MLT. Doing some more work on the control panel and installing heating elements this weekend.

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