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Old 09-25-2012, 07:42 PM   #101
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How did you figure out the height to use for the frame?
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:18 PM   #102
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Ha! what I mean to say is do you measure from the cylinder head when it's fully engaged or just somewhere in the middle of the maximum stroke?

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Old 09-26-2012, 11:46 AM   #103
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Ha! what I mean to say is do you measure from the cylinder head when it's fully engaged or just somewhere in the middle of the maximum stroke?
Sorry - I couldn't resist! Anyway yes I just went with somewhere in the middle of stroke or actually near the end of it. I wanted the cylinder as high up as possible to provide room to load and unload the bottle and cap, but making sure that the cylinder did not hit the end of its stroke when capping. I didn't want to risk the cylinder stopping before the cap was sealed properly.

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Old 09-26-2012, 12:13 PM   #104
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Very cool!

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Old 09-27-2012, 04:11 PM   #105
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Ha! what I mean to say is do you measure from the cylinder head when it's fully engaged or just somewhere in the middle of the maximum stroke?
I set mine up so short bottles are near the end of the stroke but longnecks still have clearance to cap, my cylinder has a 3" stroke instead of a 2" which makes this possible. I also kind of guessed on the placement since i didn't have the capping bell at the time of my build.

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I am all kinds of excited to build this. Looks like the thread has been idle for a few months though. Anyone, find a location with the bell heads? That is still available. Williams Only has the larger Belgian style. And what are you guys using for the control valve? Did that foot petal have all of that combined?

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Mine is just a foot pedal air valve - the pressure is dialed in at the compressor.

here is Amazon's

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I am all kinds of excited to build this. Looks like the thread has been idle for a few months though. Anyone, find a location with the bell heads? That is still available. Williams Only has the larger Belgian style. And what are you guys using for the control valve? Did that foot petal have all of that combined?
Austin Homebrew is where i got my capping bell, http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=13200
I just brazed the bell to a nut that fit the end of my cylinder because the shaft was way to big to fit the bell.
As far as the valve, im using an old 2 position valve i found. Since the cylinder is dual action the foot pedal cost was a bit prohibitive.
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Mine is just a foot pedal air valve - the pressure is dialed in at the compressor.

here is Amazon's

Huh, I guess I could use this pedal. Cost a bit more than free though. Nice find.

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