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Old 01-08-2013, 03:53 PM   #1
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Looking for vinyl and calibration numbers. I see bobbyM is closed till he catches up with orders. I need them sooner than that. Anyone know any other sources?

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:07 PM   #2
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I looked once upon a time and couldn't find any without ordering them custom and I'm sure plenty of businesses would be happy to do it for you. However, being too lazy I just settled with a Sharpie.

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:56 PM   #3
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Call up a sign shop in your area, they should be able to help.

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i just used a sharpie and a piece of tape (to get straight line).

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i just used a sharpie and a piece of tape (to get straight line).
Oh man, a piece of tape too! that is all sorts of fancy, I went freehand. However, I must admit, I would like stickers as I have to touch up the Sharpie every now and again.
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Just follow BobbyM's directions for calibration up to the point of actually applying the vinyl stickers. This way, you can brew while waiting on his shop to re-open. When you do get the decals in, all you have to do is clean the tubing surface and apply them.

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Old 01-08-2013, 06:20 PM   #7
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I used a label maker.

Printed a string of numbers like this and cut them out and wrapped around the sightglass. Black numbers on a clear tape. The underscore acts like a perfect level line.


______1_______2________3________4________5_____6.. ....

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Automotive pin stripe tape works great, you just don't get the numbers

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Here is my solution to calibrating the site glass. Its just a strip of aluminum from lowes that I calibrated to the kettle and then used a hack saw to make the marks on it.....if only I didn't have a drunk install the site glass itself .....but it still works. I put 3/8" o-rings on the site glass for quick referencing while brewing.

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