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Old 04-06-2012, 12:34 AM   #91
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Petro, that is brilliant. Soldered our riveted?
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:59 AM   #92
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I used stainless nuts and bolts I had on hand. I tried to solder it but couldn't get the silver solder to stick.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:02 AM   #93
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Thanks. Here's what it looks like. I'm gonna drill some holes in the paddle. Some 'speed holes' as Homer Simpson might say. Lol
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:35 AM   #94
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I know we kinda ganked the thread with this, but that looks spectacular. I am going to have to build one write an article on the beer lovers site.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:19 PM   #95
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@ petro that is a nice paddle. IMO I would remove the "crown" on the handle. You do not need it there and it will not only clean up the look but be easier/more sanitary to use. The only other suggestion I would have would be to get some 7/8" (I am guessing from what I remember it is.) ID thin silicon tubing (maybe a foot?) spray the handle down with starsan (That will make it temporary slippery) and slide the hose down the handle. This will help you not only hold onto it but help shield your hand from heat. (I bet that thing gets warm!)

If not then that is OK too. These were just minor improvements on a fantastic build.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:10 AM   #96
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I'm actually making my paddle section a bit long and will have some half inch drilled holes. I haven't thought about putting a no slip grip on it, but I like that Idea.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:21 AM   #97
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I'm making an FB from my keg bottom. What size holes and what spacing is good??
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:13 AM   #98
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I'm making an FB from my keg bottom. What size holes and what spacing is good??
i would keep the drill size under 1/8th inch (.125).. and the more holes the better.. you can put a ton of holes at that dia without worrying to much about the structural integrity (within reason)...
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:18 AM   #99
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here is the one i made
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:28 AM   #100
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here is the one i made
Aquenne, Can you please explain what we're looking at. What did you make the edge out of? I assume the copper tube goes to the spigot on your keggle, correct? Finally, what did you use to smooth off your cuts and holes. I made something similar and I am always snagging my BIAB bag on it.

Sorry for all the questions. Thanks for any answers
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