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Old 05-26-2010, 10:48 PM   #21
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I've since added some switched outlets for the pumps and used "waterproof" boxes/switch covers that I picked up at the home depot for a few bucks. I wired in an extension cord and plug that into a portable GFCI outlet.
I may end up going that direction myself, although I'd like to add a Brutus control panel. Now if I could just figure out where my wife put the ASCO valves when she "cleaned up".

One question Sam, I was able to find every part on my own except the 90 part you use between the burner and the valve. How did you couple from the male compression thread on the Hurricane valve to the FPT thread on the needle valve?

Now if I could only find time to brew.
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:03 PM   #22
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I enlarged the holes on the pump with a drill bit.
Duh...I shoulda thought of that. I guess I know what I'm doing tonight then.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:08 AM   #23
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You can paint it with a high temp paint. If the galvanized steel hasn't been sitting out for a couple years, you should get some distilled white vinegar and spray it all over the stand. I used to use bug sprayers. The galvanized steel has a coating on it that does prevent paints from bonding to its surface. The vinegar counteracts it. Just hose it off after that, and you should be golden.

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Old 05-27-2010, 01:36 AM   #24
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I love this website. So many ways I can spend my money that I never would have thought of. I may have to do this.

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Now that you made it from an erector set... a real man would do it again 2 more times, once with Tinker Toys and again with Lincoln Logs...

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I may end up going that direction myself, although I'd like to add a Brutus control panel. Now if I could just figure out where my wife put the ASCO valves when she "cleaned up".

One question Sam, I was able to find every part on my own except the 90 part you use between the burner and the valve. How did you couple from the male compression thread on the Hurricane valve to the FPT thread on the needle valve?

Now if I could only find time to brew.
I don't know... I'd have to take a look again. From what I can remember, I bought a burner jet from morebeer that threaded into the burner. Actually, I think the jet was too small to thread into the burner so I had to use a reducing bushing. The 90 degree elbow was a brass street elbow I found at my local ACE hardware. This street elbow connected to the "bayou classic" needle valve. When I get a chance I'll post a picture.
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Now that you made it from an erector set... a real man would do it again 2 more times, once with Tinker Toys and again with Lincoln Logs...
I wish the LEGO's would hold up to the heat! j/k! But seriously it looks good!! Any ideas on the cost of project to date?
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For the painting, I just used a de-greaser/cleaner from HD that said it removed grease from metal. Worked fine, paint sticks to the metal, so all is good.

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I may end up going that direction myself, although I'd like to add a Brutus control panel. Now if I could just figure out where my wife put the ASCO valves when she "cleaned up".

One question Sam, I was able to find every part on my own except the 90 part you use between the burner and the valve. How did you couple from the male compression thread on the Hurricane valve to the FPT thread on the needle valve?

Now if I could only find time to brew.
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I don't know... I'd have to take a look again. From what I can remember, I bought a burner jet from morebeer that threaded into the burner. Actually, I think the jet was too small to thread into the burner so I had to use a reducing bushing. The 90 degree elbow was a brass street elbow I found at my local ACE hardware. This street elbow connected to the "bayou classic" needle valve. When I get a chance I'll post a picture.

Sorry, forgot to post a picture. Here you go...

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I'm calling mine the Popeye. You can't see it, but all three burners are lit. I plan to add a Brutus style control panel eventually, but time is tight and I didn't want to wait until the fall to get it going.

This is an excellent build. Looking at the materials list, I noticed that the much of the cost of materials is in the casters:

Qty Part# Description Price
2 each 8968K26 1-1/2" X 1-1/2", 6’ length $17.32
6 each 4664T65 2-1/4" X 1-1/2", 6’ length $66.54
16 each 4664T22 Steel Corner Plate, 6"x 6" $35.52
1 pack 4664T61 Bolts W/nuts & Washers $12.89
4 each 8789T42 400 lb. capacity caster $91.84
Total: $224.11

The cost is really low without the casters. I think you could shop around and find a better deal on those or maybe even scrounge them up somewhere for free.

One thing I find very appealing is that this rig will weigh a lot less than most of the typical over-designed rigs. I would not be concerned about rust at all. Sure, it will develop some rust. That's unavoidable, but so what? Makes it that much more manly IMO. Just paint it and touch it up now and then if you feel it needs it. Personally, I would not paint it at all.
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