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Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-06-2013, 01:41 PM
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Posted By 2puttbird
Nice touch trimming the collar with the oak...

Nice touch trimming the collar with the oak one-bys, and extending them up to cover the lid seal. Good work!
Forum: DIY Projects 05-16-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 243,016
Posted By 2puttbird
Yes, it's definitely needed. The freezer is...

Yes, it's definitely needed. The freezer is designed to operate at temperatures that will freeze the beer, so when you use a freezer for a kegerator you need to make accommodations for that. Some...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-15-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By 2puttbird
Hi all. Bought the 742-2, which allowed me...

Hi all.

Bought the 742-2, which allowed me to rip out the header and primary gas line. Ran an overnight pressure test and it was solid as a rock. I'm back up and running!

Thanks, everyone,...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-29-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,971
Posted By 2puttbird
Outstanding ... a real piece of furniture ......

Outstanding ... a real piece of furniture ... congrats!
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-18-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By 2puttbird
Regulator recommendations requested

Hi All,

I'm considering replacing my regulator, and I'd appreciate any recommendations that you'd care to offer.

I'm using a 5 lb CO2 bottle, with the regulator mounted directly on the bottle...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-18-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By 2puttbird
A window AC unit will only get down to about 55F...

A window AC unit will only get down to about 55F at the lowest and will be very noisy (because it's designed to cool a room, not a box).

Instead, I would pick up a used fridge and use the guts...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-18-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,028
Posted By 2puttbird
I used a piece of PVC pipe with several holes...

I used a piece of PVC pipe with several holes drill at the bottom and a 45 fitting at the top, then glued a PC cooling fan to that fitting so that it pulls air up through the pipe and directs it at...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-18-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By 2puttbird
Thanks for the reply. It's currently sitting...

Thanks for the reply. It's currently sitting pressurized with all of the valves off, so the secondary gage is reading the pressure of gas in the regulator, the main hose, and the distribution...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-17-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By 2puttbird
Thanks for all of the helpful replies, guys. ...

Thanks for all of the helpful replies, guys. Bought some high-end bubble stuff (sorry if I'm getting too technical) and cranked it up to 40psi, but couldn't find anything. Even used it on the...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-17-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,688
Posted By 2puttbird
My keezer is a 7 cu ft Frigidaire with a collar...

My keezer is a 7 cu ft Frigidaire with a collar ... two taps ... I bought a brand new freezer and used some other expensive materials (plus, I bought 3-tap kit even though I only used 2 in the end,...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-11-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By 2puttbird
Duh! Increase the pressure! Sometimes I'm too...

Duh! Increase the pressure! Sometimes I'm too close to the problem to see other potential solutions.

NivekD ... the second bottle leaked out with the original washer, and then I changed it...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-11-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By 2puttbird
I have no idea ... my understanding is that it's...

I have no idea ... my understanding is that it's standard hose used for this purpose. My next step is to get a new clamp, cut new ends on the main line, and reinstall them to see if that helps, even...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-11-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By 2puttbird
Thanks for replying ... I am familiar with that...

Thanks for replying ... I am familiar with that process, but unfortunately it requires enough of a leak to actually blow a bubble ... my leak requires 5.5 hrs to relieve 2 psi of pressure in a 4'...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-11-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By 2puttbird
You're description is perfect ... they're not...

You're description is perfect ... they're not cheap, but they have everything, and you'll usually get it the next day (especially if you're in the central part of the country).
Forum: DIY Projects 03-11-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By 2puttbird
Tracking down a very small CO2 leak ...

Hi All,

I'm having trouble locating tips on finding an ellusive CO2 leak, so I thought I would start a thread.

I built my keezer in the summer of 2011, and my first 5 lb bottle of CO2 lasted...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-11-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,971
Posted By 2puttbird
Looking wicked good ... I like the subway tile...

Looking wicked good ... I like the subway tile look on the "back splash", which creates a very nice contrast with the very formal-looking woodwork. Really good stuff!
Forum: DIY Projects 11-20-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 243,016
Posted By 2puttbird
I got mine from Lowes, summer of 2011 ... had to...

I got mine from Lowes, summer of 2011 ... had to order the black.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By 2puttbird
I believe I have mine set to come on at 3.5 and...

I believe I have mine set to come on at 3.5 and off at 2.5. I like my beer cold, but I didn't want to risk it getting below freezing in the bottom of the keezer (my probe is in a bottle of water on...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-27-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,735
Posted By 2puttbird
I used the PC faucets and have been very pleased...

I used the PC faucets and have been very pleased ...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 243,016
Posted By 2puttbird
Wood is a lousy insulator, so more foam is better...

Wood is a lousy insulator, so more foam is better ... but the real key (IMHO) is eliminating all air leaks, which will not only allow warm air to enter and cause the compressor to run, but will also...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-23-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,298
Posted By 2puttbird
Hi All ... I thought I would upload a photo...

Hi All ... I thought I would upload a photo showing the new tap handles that my sister got us for Christmas ... they really jazz up the keezer!

Cheers, all! :mug:
Forum: DIY Projects 10-02-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,431
Posted By 2puttbird
Really nice cabinet work ... looking forward to...

Really nice cabinet work ... looking forward to seeing the final result!
Forum: DIY Projects 10-02-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,003
Posted By 2puttbird
I just finished my keezer several weeks ago, and...

I just finished my keezer several weeks ago, and it also got VERY hot the first time I ran it ... no problems since. So as long as yours has settled down by this morning, I wouldn't be concerned.
Forum: DIY Projects 10-02-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4,091
Views: 859,222
Posted By 2puttbird
1 & 5 were the keys for me, so I tried leaving my...

1 & 5 were the keys for me, so I tried leaving my fan running all the time ... a lot of guys here seem to do that, and I agreed with their point that the 2W used by the fan would be a small price to...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 09-20-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,209
Posted By 2puttbird
I think it was a combination of things. First...

I think it was a combination of things. First was the look ... SWMBO and I both liked the look of the homemade units better for something that would be sitting in the middle of our house (at least...
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