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Forum: DIY Projects 03-28-2013, 04:09 AM
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Views: 7,237
Posted By bstux
I did a preliminary test for one hour using a...

I did a preliminary test for one hour using a digital thermometer placed on the compressor box. Although some small gaps were not sealed yet, I was able to drop the internal temperature from 64F to...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,237
Posted By bstux
1&2) Test fitting the the compressor framing. The...

1&2) Test fitting the the compressor framing. The heat exchange coil is tied for the test fit.
3) A messy job with "great stuff" sealing the gaps. I used the window and door kind, as it says...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,237
Posted By bstux
1&2) More compressor framing. 3) Noticed the...

1&2) More compressor framing.
3) Noticed the foam for the horizontal support.
Forum: DIY Projects 03-27-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,237
Posted By bstux
A long overdue update. 1&2)Back access on the...

A long overdue update.
1&2)Back access on the tap box.
3-5) Framing in around the compressor.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-14-2012, 05:26 PM
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Views: 57,502
Posted By bstux
I'm in too

I'm in too
Forum: Electric Brewing 10-24-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By bstux
I would love to know how this worked out for you....

I would love to know how this worked out for you. I also "rent living spaces", so using two 120v elements vs. the one 240v element is interesting as it would save the cost of buying 50ft of 10 gauge...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 09-27-2012, 09:41 PM
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Views: 73,679
Posted By bstux
Oh me too, I could so use this for my "special...

Oh me too, I could so use this for my "special project" in my analytical chemistry class! :mug:
Forum: DIY Projects 06-25-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By bstux
It can be done. I am still in the process...

It can be done.

I am still in the process of finishing mine. That said being a perpetually broke college student means I can only work on it when I have extra cash, so yours would probably go...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-25-2012, 12:03 AM
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Views: 75,284
Posted By bstux
I'm in.

I'm in.
Forum: DIY Projects 05-22-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,237
Posted By bstux
I'm not entirely sure, but I'll check and update...

I'm not entirely sure, but I'll check and update this post. For now here is a picture to give an idea of scale with a 5# CO2 cylinder and two ball lock cornies.
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Forum: DIY Projects 05-22-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,237
Posted By bstux
Inside seams sealed with calk. 62122 62123 ...

Inside seams sealed with calk.
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Adding in foam board. Mostly three layers of 3/4" R 4.0 all around.
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Weather stripping foam on the back of the doors to make...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-09-2012, 04:18 AM
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Views: 204,234
Posted By bstux
Perfect for a broke college student!

Perfect for a broke college student!
Forum: DIY Projects 01-24-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,237
Posted By bstux
Thanks, it will be awhile until I get a secondary...

Thanks, it will be awhile until I get a secondary tank for nitrogen/carbon dioxide(might try to use argon/carbon dioxide mix). However I got a good deal on it, it looks cool and we know it's all...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-22-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,237
Posted By bstux
I purchased my shanks from ritebrew.com...

I purchased my shanks from ritebrew.com (http://www.ritebrew.com/product-p/843425.htm). The stainless steel flange is sold separately, but I emailed them and they created a new product so that you...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-22-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,237
Posted By bstux
Just another progress update. 1. Holes for...

Just another progress update.
1. Holes for shanks
2. Shanks inserted.
3. Shanks on the inside of the tap box
4. With faucets
5. Stepping back to enjoy the view.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-22-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,196
Posted By bstux
Projects like this are the one part of home...

Projects like this are the one part of home ownership I am looking forward to.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-17-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,171
Posted By bstux
Just curious, it looked like there was an overlap...

Just curious, it looked like there was an overlap in the picture. But by all means, measure away. I'm sure someone will find it helpful, this looks like a good design and build.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-17-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,282
Posted By bstux
Yea, I was looking into electric because I have...

Yea, I was looking into electric because I have gotten tired of dragging around propane cylinders and given I'm going to move in another 6-12 months having natural gas hoked up is not really an...
Forum: For Sale 01-17-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,241
Posted By bstux
If you still have any I would be interested....

If you still have any I would be interested. Would need shipping to Charlotte NC.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-17-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,171
Posted By bstux
Looks good. :mug: Is the straight piece...

Looks good. :mug:
Is the straight piece connecting the out valve to the rest of the manifold at an angle?
Forum: DIY Projects 01-17-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,282
Posted By bstux
You have my envy on two fronts. Are you...

You have my envy on two fronts.


Are you planing on using an electric set up to brew inside? If so I'm guessing that you will need to vent the steam anyway. Everything being on casters would be...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-17-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,237
Posted By bstux
Just another update of my progress now that the...

Just another update of my progress now that the top is stained. Sorry for the lighting and picture quality.
Forum: DIY Projects 01-16-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,171
Posted By bstux
In theory more bends means more restrictions in...

In theory more bends means more restrictions in the flow rate, but I doubt that it would matter on something this size. I used a replacement spigot for a bottling bucket as the out valve. The outer...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-16-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,592
Posted By bstux
Not saying it doesn't work, but... That...

Not saying it doesn't work, but...

That looks like a bayou classic 60,000BTU burner. If it is I have the same one with tapered legs. Is this We're Sorry an error occured that prevented this page...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-14-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,237
Posted By bstux
Luckily I started this as one set of roommates...

Luckily I started this as one set of roommates was moving out, meaning they didn't care what I did. So, the new roommates moving in was contingent upon me leaving this in the living room. That and...
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