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Old 04-25-2010, 06:34 PM   #51
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Sweet! I'd suggest some kettle lids for storage. When I had my rig in my garage for a while I discovered a small spider in the sight-glass . Thought I should brew up a batch of Black Widow Kolsch.

You prior Navy by chance? I don't run in to many civilians using the term 'stowed.'
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:55 PM   #52
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You prior Navy by chance? I don't run in to many civilians using the term 'stowed.'
Nope, not Navy. I guess I fly a lot, maybe that's why. ;-)

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Old 04-26-2010, 03:21 AM   #53
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Make sure to drill a small hole in the frame in contact with the burners. Without anywhere to vent the air inside the frame could expand to extreme pressures resulting in a catastrophic ending.

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Old 04-26-2010, 12:02 PM   #54
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Awesome looking rig.
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:31 PM   #55
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Make sure to drill a small hole in the frame in contact with the burners. Without anywhere to vent the air inside the frame could expand to extreme pressures resulting in a catastrophic ending.
Thanks, good idea!

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Old 04-26-2010, 02:26 PM   #56
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Make sure to drill a small hole in the frame in contact with the burners. Without anywhere to vent the air inside the frame could expand to extreme pressures resulting in a catastrophic ending.
That is an important safety topic. My #1 concern is safety of course; however, from where did you hear this or how did you come up with it? If you could please provide us with any references or evidence illustrating this scenario. It's not that I don't believe you, it's just that I usually trust but verify. Thanks!
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:13 PM   #57
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Although I cannot directly verify a case of an exploding rig, there have been cases of exploding keggles due to enclosed air pockets in the frame (see link below)

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/exploding-kegs-29044/

 
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:11 AM   #58
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Physics 101. Steam occupies 1000x the the volume as water. Additionally all gases expand with temperature. Therefore increased internal frame pressure along with slight weakening of the welds at high temperature could theoretically result in a failure/rupture.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:11 AM   #59
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Fantastic build, thank you for sharing it with lots of pictures.

 
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:59 PM   #60
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Look great. I love to tuck away design for the kegs. I'll have to keep that in mind if I end up going a similar route.
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