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Old 12-06-2012, 05:23 PM   #221
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I did see all of those modifications, my question was more in regards to the stand itself, the frame. Are you completely happy with the configuration of the stands frame, other than Stainless of course.
Yes, for what I wanted, I'm very happy with the stand dimensions and build design. I have thought about doing it again in SS only because I've had several people interested in buying mine. I may do it, don't know yet.

I did help a friend build a clone of mine and I changed up the design for his. We were using the BG14 burners for his and decided to create a design that would open the rear of the frame for better venting of the burners. Instead of a 2x2 bar across the back, I used a 1/8" thick by 2" wide steel plate so that the footprint from the top was identical, but the back ended up being wide open. We also added vertical uprights in the rear since we didn't have a solid rail across the back. This added a lot of extra miter cuts and welding, but the result came out really nice. We also put in a piece of box tubing behind the lower front rail for a better pump mounting area.

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Old 12-10-2012, 07:15 PM   #222
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I'm not using any gas module. I have solenoid valves that control the gas flow and the igniters wired directly to an SSR. The BCS controls firing the igniters and the burner. There's a setting in the BCS where you tell it how long to fire the igniter before opening your valve and how long to continue firing it after opening the valve. For attended brewing, this works just fine. If you want to do unattended operations, then you should stay with the honeywell valves that have the flame dectectors and safety shutoffs.

Can you provide part numbers for the glowflies and the solinoids pleeeeese?


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Old 12-10-2012, 07:31 PM   #223
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Can you provide part numbers for the glowflies and the solinoids pleeeeese?
Info for both is already in this thread.
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I received my igniters and I noticed there is no reference to where the ideal place is to place them by burner. What was the distance you placed yours from the burner and is it supposed to be sticking into the flame or next to the flame of the burner.

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Nice brew stand, and thanks for the break down of all the steel. Is that 16 gauge tubing?

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I received my igniters and I noticed there is no reference to where the ideal place is to place them by burner. What was the distance you placed yours from the burner and is it supposed to be sticking into the flame or next to the flame of the burner.
This all depends on the style of burners you have. You just need to place them next to some jets/tips.

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Nice brew stand, and thanks for the break down of all the steel. Is that 16 gauge tubing?
Thank you. The steel was 3/32". Not sure what that comes out to as a gauge equivalent.
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It's pretty standard stuff. 1/2" SS pipe with Swagelok compression fittings. I picked the pieces up on Ebay.
Looks like SS tubing vs pipe, is that accurate? Planning in my head how my set up is going together. Piecing together materials now. Dunno when I will have all on hand...but the journey is the fun part anyway. Merry Christmas.
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Looks like SS tubing vs pipe, is that accurate?
Yes, it is 1/2" SS tubing w/ Swagelok compression fittings.
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Yes, it is 1/2" SS tubing w/ Swagelok compression fittings.
A lot of the pictures aren't loading right now, so not sure if this was in the drawing, but what length SS tubes did you end up using? I ask because brewhardware.com has 8" SS nipples, not sure if that could work to simplify things the plumbing. I figure if it doesn't add enough length, I could compensate with longer nipples between the valves and the pumps.
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A lot of the pictures aren't loading right now, so not sure if this was in the drawing, but what length SS tubes did you end up using? I ask because brewhardware.com has 8" SS nipples, not sure if that could work to simplify things the plumbing. I figure if it doesn't add enough length, I could compensate with longer nipples between the valves and the pumps.
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The SS tubes are about 12" long each. I had originally thought about using SS nipples, but decided on the tubing for a couple of reasons. The first being that it is much easier to get the tubing to the exact length I needed for the pump spacing instead of messing with nipples/couplers. The second reason is that it makes it easier to remove a pump for any servicing needs since they won't all be hard piped together.


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