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Old 01-29-2010, 01:47 PM   #11
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The thing I like about going all stainless is that you get to shop around for parts...a little here, a little there, and it keeps things interesting. I like to tinker, so in the past I've gotten bored a few months after buying all brass stuff in one fell swoop. YMMV.

Still, your craftsmanship is good! That HERMS coil is perfect, and I especially like that jig. I think your rig is going to look anything but cheap

 
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Old 01-29-2010, 05:50 PM   #12
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The thing I like about going all stainless is that you get to shop around for parts...a little here, a little there, and it keeps things interesting. I like to tinker, so in the past I've gotten bored a few months after buying all brass stuff in one fell swoop. YMMV.
Yeah, it's really that I just couldn't bite the bullet and throw that kind of coin all at once. I did just make an order with Bargain Fittings, so there'll be a few stainless pieces to come.
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Still, your craftsmanship is good! That HERMS coil is perfect,and I especially like that jig.
Thanks, for the HERMS coil, I found that wrapping it around a corny was best accomplished by laying the tubing on padded carpet and rolling the corny over top of it keeping it tight with your knees. I did it in a long carpeted hallway.

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I hope so, what I lack in funds, maybe I can make up for with quality work.
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:14 PM   #13
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Did you use that grinder to cut the hole in the lid of the keg? I have a keg and I want to do this as well can you provide some details. Such as how powerful of a grinder, the bit used, and the technique to keeping it circular, using your jig and all. Is this something somebody with no experience can do? How long did it take?
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:27 PM   #14
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Did you use that grinder to cut the hole in the lid of the keg? I have a keg and I want to do this as well can you provide some details. Such as how powerful of a grinder, the bit used, and the technique to keeping it circular, using your jig and all. Is this something somebody with no real tooling experience can do? How long did it take?
The grinder is an off the shelf dewalt, I used thin cut-off disks. The black piece is a 1.5" ABS coupler that fits into the existing hole after removing the spear from the keg. That is what keeps the grinder going in a circle. I believe someone with a minimum of mechanical ability could accomplish this. It took about 15 minutes to hunt down the pieces in the hardware store, 10 minutes to assemble, 15 minutes to cut the top off one keg and file the edge smooth.
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Old 01-29-2010, 06:48 PM   #15
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Sorry to bug you again, for one keg, do you think a single disk would be enough, and did you use something else to smooth it off? Did you screw that jig thing into your grinder? I am trying to borrow a grinder but may have to improvise a different rig.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:33 PM   #16
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You should be able to do it with one disk, I think I used 2 on 3 kegs. And i used a coarse half round file to knock the edges off, then a fine half round file to smooth it out. I attached the jig to two of the screws that hold the grinder body together. If you can get a grinder with a handle attachment point on the back, you can put the all-thread straight into that.
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:21 AM   #17
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Got what I think is all the materials but not sure if I will be able to get it together. We shall see.
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:47 AM   #18
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My efforts are postponed. The grinder I borrowed from a coworker is one of the el cheapo ones from the discount part stores, the brand is Chicago. Anyways it doesn't seem to be equipped to handle thin cut off wheels because when I tighten the bit all the way to the end of the threading it isn't tight on the wheel, it still spins freely. I think if I buy a few washers I can get it tightened, but I am not positive this is a good idea. No keggle for me yet, but soon! Thanks agian for the info on the rig, I bought a bunch of parts and will try to peice them together tonight to see if I can get it to work similar to yours.
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Old 01-30-2010, 03:11 AM   #19
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Flip the little flange piece around that's on the shaft of your angle grinder.

 
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Flip the little flange piece around that's on the shaft of your angle grinder.
Yup! That does the trick

 
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