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Forum: DIY Projects 11-12-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 104
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I honestly can't recall which stain I used. I...

I honestly can't recall which stain I used. I have about a million Varathane, Minwax, etc cans laying around from previous projects and used one of them at the time... not sure which though.
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Forum: DIY Projects 10-07-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 63,835
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Nothing special... I've always taken the quickest...

Nothing special... I've always taken the quickest route... 2 oz bottle of Old Fashion Homebrew Root Beer base, 8 cups sugar, 4 gallons water, and about 25 psi of Co2... done.

Ultimately, I think...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-19-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 63,835
Posted By HOP-HEAD
For all the nay-Sayers that questioned my heat...

For all the nay-Sayers that questioned my heat transfer logic.... we'll be hitting the 3 year mark in October. Over that time she hasn't been shut-off for more than an hour for an occasional...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-28-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 63,835
Posted By HOP-HEAD
I believe the material I used may have actually...

I believe the material I used may have actually been considered "1/4"... but as with most all lumber, it was not true size. It measured much closer to 1/8" thick.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-27-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 63,835
Posted By HOP-HEAD
Going on two years now without an issue.... ;)

Going on two years now without an issue.... ;)
Forum: DIY Projects 03-24-2011, 11:31 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 249,310
Posted By HOP-HEAD
Easier fix.... lose the cat... :D All in fun.

Easier fix.... lose the cat... :D

All in fun.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-20-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By HOP-HEAD
Very nice.... it almost seems like I've seen one...

Very nice.... it almost seems like I've seen one similar around here somewhere.... ;)

Great work. :mug:
Forum: DIY Projects 03-20-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 63,835
Posted By HOP-HEAD
Yes, construction adhesive as noted in this...

Yes, construction adhesive as noted in this partial quote of an earlier response...



Except not Liquid Nails... because, in my opinion, there are a lot of other, better (or at least equal)...
Forum: Cider 03-15-2011, 12:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 37,123
Posted By HOP-HEAD
Are you kegging it currently, and then moving...

Are you kegging it currently, and then moving some to bottles? Otherwise, something here just doesn't sound right....
Forum: DIY Projects 03-08-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 249,310
Posted By HOP-HEAD
You don't need their crappy lid anyway.... make...

You don't need their crappy lid anyway.... make your own... :ban:
Forum: DIY Projects 03-08-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 249,310
Posted By HOP-HEAD
Can't wait to see the pictures.... so get to it...

Can't wait to see the pictures.... so get to it already.... :D
Forum: DIY Projects 03-06-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 63,835
Posted By HOP-HEAD
Still running flawlessly... sure it still hasn't...

Still running flawlessly... sure it still hasn't been a true long duration test, but at about a year and a half, she's still purring.




So far so good... you can tell that it's being squashed...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-20-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 249,310
Posted By HOP-HEAD
Just use the 1/4-inchers.... that's what I and...

Just use the 1/4-inchers.... that's what I and most others use. If it's too tight to push the line on, just hold it under hot water for awhile... she'll slide right on...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-11-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By HOP-HEAD
You mean Keezer? I haven't tested the freezer...

You mean Keezer? I haven't tested the freezer yet....




The bad part is... this was plugged in last night before I went to bed, and unplugged this morning... the refrigerator might have been...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-11-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By HOP-HEAD
I use a Ranco set at 35F with a 4 deg variation....

I use a Ranco set at 35F with a 4 deg variation.

The Keezer is currently in my family room in the basement which sits at around 68F.

For comparison purposes, I put the monitor on my huge,...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-11-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By HOP-HEAD
11hrs, 46min... used .14 khr... or about $0.02. ...

11hrs, 46min... used .14 khr... or about $0.02.

Project that out for a month, and my 7.2 Frigidaire currently costs me about $1.21 a month at my current rate of $0.142/kwh....
Forum: DIY Projects 12-10-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By HOP-HEAD
No offense, but... no $hit "sherlock"... ...

No offense, but... no $hit "sherlock"... :D
Forum: DIY Projects 12-10-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By HOP-HEAD
Obviously there are thousands of variables... but...

Obviously there are thousands of variables... but aren't you curious as to how an energy star freezer that draws very little operates after you remove the top, build a collar, and lower the temp...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-10-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By HOP-HEAD
I used paneling (construction) adhesive myself.

I used paneling (construction) adhesive myself.
Forum: DIY Projects 12-10-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By HOP-HEAD
Keezer Efficiency Experiment

I'm not sure about any of you, but I've been curious as to the cost of operating my Keezer since it's inception. I've heard so many theoretical claims on here that they're more efficient than a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-10-2010, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By HOP-HEAD
"get away with" no insulation, and "operate...

"get away with" no insulation, and "operate efficiently without insulation" are two completely different animals.

I'd be willing to bet that my home could still be warm without insulation in the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-10-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By HOP-HEAD
I'd stay clear of the white foam that resembles a...

I'd stay clear of the white foam that resembles a million little white foam balls glued together... it's not as friendly to cut, and has a terrible R-value.

My suggestion would be something like...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-09-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,477
Posted By HOP-HEAD
It really depends what you want... for me, I'm in...

It really depends what you want... for me, I'm in this hobby to keep me pre-occupied from work and other everyday annoyances... and so, building a chiller, while not a cost savings measure, was fun...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-04-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,428
Posted By HOP-HEAD
What kind of fans are they? Computer case fans? ...

What kind of fans are they? Computer case fans? If so, save yourself the trouble and cost of a power supply and instead just get a cheap cell phone charger.... cut the end off, wire it to your fan,...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-02-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5,409
Views: 3,405,586
Posted By HOP-HEAD
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/attachments/f35/18173d...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/attachments/f35/18173d1291250738-show-us-your-kegerator-img_1642.jpg

That thing is bad @ss..... I want it... :rockin:
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