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Old 04-11-2012, 05:57 AM   #81
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Tap Plastics has many sizes of clear acrylic tubing. 6 Ft of 1/2" OD is $2.45. Closest one to Davis is in Sacramento (there are actually 2).

My question is, how do you pre-drill at a 45 degree angle consistently? A jig and a drill press? Or just wing it with a cordless?



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Old 04-11-2012, 11:48 AM   #82
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Tap Plastics has many sizes of clear acrylic tubing. 6 Ft of 1/2" OD is $2.45. Closest one to Davis is in Sacramento (there are actually 2).

My question is, how do you pre-drill at a 45 degree angle consistently? A jig and a drill press? Or just wing it with a cordless?
Make a jig out of a block of wood. Drill a 45 degree hole in that, and then use it as a drill guide on the pipe.


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Old 12-05-2012, 06:43 PM   #83
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This is a cool idea and saving $30 means a FREE batch of beer!!!
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:47 AM   #84
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I know it is double the price, but when we're talking $16 (+time and a big & clunky design) vs. $33 for a commercially available one from my LHBS that can hold 90 bottles, rotate and is at least half the size...It's kind of hard to go the DIY route on this one.


http://labelpeelers.com/rotating-bot...ty-p-2573.html
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:22 PM   #85
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I did mine for around $12 because I had screws and wood laying around. I'd much rather build something when it's cheap and simple than going and dropping $30 for something that isn't a "necessity". I'm with the user above.... I'd rather use that money to make a beer.
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:46 AM   #86
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I couldn't find 1/2 inch outer diameter PVC at my hardware store, so I used 1/2 inch OD polyethylene tube (Sharkbite brand). It's more flexible than PVC, but when dealing with only 6 inch lengths, the flexibility doesn't seem to matter.
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:44 PM   #87
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How are the drywall screws holding up? In my experience drywall screws rust fairly easily.
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:30 AM   #88
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Thanks for this. I made one today in about 2 hours. I used a thicker "trunk" which takes 8 bottles around.
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Old 10-16-2014, 04:48 PM   #89
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This is awesome!
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:29 PM   #90
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I know this thread hasnt been commented on in a while, but isnt anyone concerned about the ragged ends of the pvc tubes that hold the bottles having shavings come off in the bottles? I just completed this project and i am trying to file the ends to prevent this but am still a bit concerned. caps are much more expensive than is worth it at this point. I also think that for this project, buying was a bit cheaper than DIY. DIY is always more fun obviously...


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