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Old 02-26-2009, 04:48 PM   #11
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I was just getting ready to post about people making their own bottles trees after I found out they are $50+ Nice work. So how do you sanatize it? Just wash each PVC part in sanatizer before using it? I guess I know what I am working on this weekend although mine won't be as big as yours, I don't think.


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Old 02-26-2009, 05:48 PM   #12
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Now you got me thinking about building a bottle washer tree: Stick all your bottles on, hook tree up to hose in back yard, turn it on to blast em clean, then turn it off to let em drip dry. Probably end up being more trouble than it's worth...


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Old 02-26-2009, 05:52 PM   #13
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Now you got me thinking about building a bottle washer tree: Stick all your bottles on, hook tree up to hose in back yard, turn it on to blast em clean, then turn it off to let em drip dry. Probably end up being more trouble than it's worth...
Haha, make sure you secure the bottles, otherwise I can see that going all bad...
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:05 PM   #14
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Now you got me thinking about building a bottle washer tree: Stick all your bottles on, hook tree up to hose in back yard, turn it on to blast em clean, then turn it off to let em drip dry. Probably end up being more trouble than it's worth...
I thought about that with mine. Run a small water line into each tube that holds a bottle. Seemed like a lot of work though, and I didn't feel like dealing with 64 small water lines. Mine's similar, but I used an epoxy not screws to hold the pegs on. To get the distance between bottles, I attached a peg, put a bottle on it, the held another bottle to the tree to see how much distance it needed. I got 8 bottles per layer with 8 layers on a 2 foot tall tree (my PVC is a larger diameter than the one above).
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:10 PM   #15
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Now you got me thinking about building a bottle washer tree:
An alternative would be to build a sanitizer tree - stick a ton of bottles on, pump some starsan through & sanitize 64 bottles at once...SWEET
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:20 PM   #16
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Just put one of those saucer sleds underneath it
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There are some definite questions on this project. If you can get them answered, I'm sure this will be one of the more popular DIY projects. Maybe edit the initial post to give specific steps, measurements, etc. Some things that should be addressed are below.

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Nice job, what do you use to catch the run off when the bottles drain?
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Do the screws try to bend or shear off at all?
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Nice job, what do you use to catch the run off when the bottles drain?
good question...The floor...LOL..I didn't think about that when i built it. I think I'll put a towel under in the next time.
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There are some definite questions on this project. If you can get them answered, I'm sure this will be one of the more popular DIY projects. Maybe edit the initial post to give specific steps, measurements, etc. Some things that should be addressed are below.

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Give me a couple of days...I'm working nights right now, but i will edit the original post with more specific information
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Now you got me thinking about building a bottle washer tree: Stick all your bottles on, hook tree up to hose in back yard, turn it on to blast em clean, then turn it off to let em drip dry. Probably end up being more trouble than it's worth...
Watch your water pressure...or maybe not!! Water propelled multiple beer bottle rocket launcher!!! INCOMING!!!!



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