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Old 11-18-2012, 09:29 PM   #111
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n2fooz: first off, beautiful build! You have inspired me to build my stand finally and I want to thank you for being so thorough and detailed. My question is, what kind of casters did you use? I want to make sure I get something that is heavy duty enough to support all the weight this will hold once in use. Thanks again!

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Old 11-20-2012, 04:57 AM   #112
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n2fooz: first off, beautiful build! You have inspired me to build my stand finally and I want to thank you for being so thorough and detailed. My question is, what kind of casters did you use? I want to make sure I get something that is heavy duty enough to support all the weight this will hold once in use. Thanks again!
Thank you. I got 3in stem castors from Harbor freight. The nuts were tricky to find. Lowes had them but neither Harbor Freight or Home Depot had them.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:19 PM   #113
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This is an awesome build! thanks for posting everything here. I'm working on the plans for a system of my own and trying to source out parts. I see on the pic of your control panel you have an LED display (for temps) i'm assuming. What temp probes are using? Trying to find temp probes that will wire into an LED display on my control box. Also, what are you using to automate the gas flow on your MLT/HLT.

Looking forward to see how this looks when it it complete.

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:06 PM   #114
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This is an awesome build! thanks for posting everything here. I'm working on the plans for a system of my own and trying to source out parts. I see on the pic of your control panel you have an LED display (for temps) i'm assuming. What temp probes are using? Trying to find temp probes that will wire into an LED display on my control box. Also, what are you using to automate the gas flow on your MLT/HLT.

Looking forward to see how this looks when it it complete.
Thanks. I'm using PID controllers (Auber Instruments SYL-2362)

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_ id=106

The RTD sensors are also on the site:
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=286

For the gas valves I'm using Honeywell
http://www.pexsupply.com/Honeywell-VR8200A2132-1-2-24-Vac-Standing-Pilot-Gas-Valve-11588000-p


Check out jlandin's thread it helped me a lot.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-new-brew-system-brutus-10-some-nice-modifications-172927/
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:05 PM   #115
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I am about 90% done with a clone of your stand. Thank you so much for your detailed diagrams and feedback on this thread.

I printed the diagrams and cut list, ordered steel, and 6 hours later...this:

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Old 12-24-2012, 01:18 PM   #116
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Looking good, glad I could help.

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Old 12-24-2012, 06:38 PM   #117
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This thread has me thinking about building another system

I, like you, had never welded in my life, a MIG system sure does make it easy to get a good result. I built my stand for 5 gallon kettles but have since migrated to 10 gallon batches and this thread is a good reason to consider building another stand!

I must also commend you on your patience! You've been putting a lot of time in to this build and your efforts look great! What are you going to do for a control panel to mount your automation controls to?

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Old 12-24-2012, 11:47 PM   #118
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this is a great looking setup. one thing worth mentioning, you may want to rotate the pump head so the output is pointing UP instead of sideways. helps with removing air and priming the pumps.

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this is a great looking setup. one thing worth mentioning, you may want to rotate the pump head so the output is pointing UP instead of sideways. helps with removing air and priming the pumps.
Yep! Index those heads with the output up as mentioned above! Advice I took straight from Walter at March Pumps! VERY easy to prime!!!
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