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Old 06-03-2011, 10:21 AM   #291
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They can be ordered with adjustable legs, which will become standard as our old stock runs out, so the height can be lowered.
I would not advise casters, filled it is heavy, and we make no garentees with after market changes.

 
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:13 PM   #292
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Are there any concerns with the weight when putting the fermenter in the fridge? Those of you who put thier Brewhemoth in the fridge do you add some sort of plate to the bottom of the fridge so the legs don't bust through the bottom?

 
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:39 PM   #293
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Good to know, the castors were only a thought. I just ordered my valves and such this morning, so with any luck I can put a brew in it next weekend!

 
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Old 06-03-2011, 06:56 PM   #294
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Good to know, the castors were only a thought. I just ordered my valves and such this morning, so with any luck I can put a brew in it next weekend!
What's wrong with making a piano moving style frame with humps for the casters, keeping the ferm legs down low to the ground plus secured to the frame at each leg?
No single leg pulled or strained, able to roll around plus the same height as original after removing the levelers installing a bolt thru the castered frame upwards.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:25 PM   #295
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I will probably confine it to a fridge when I get a house. The casters were just a thought for rolling it around the apt when guests visit and I'm forced to hide my beauty. There are a number of things I could do to reinforce the legs (weld x frame supports in, etc) but I don't wanna put too much strain on the bolts and break it outta the gate, so I'll just let it be (for now)

 
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Old 06-04-2011, 12:23 AM   #296
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Are there any concerns with the weight when putting the fermenter in the fridge? Those of you who put thier Brewhemoth in the fridge do you add some sort of plate to the bottom of the fridge so the legs don't bust through the bottom?
Mine is in an upright freezer and has been for the past few months... don't have anything on the floor of the freezer and haven't had any problems thus far.

 
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Old 06-04-2011, 12:50 AM   #297
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What's wrong with making a piano moving style frame with humps for the casters, keeping the ferm legs down low to the ground plus secured to the frame at each leg?
No single leg pulled or strained, able to roll around plus the same height as original after removing the levelers installing a bolt thru the castered frame upwards.
I agree. The nuts holding the original levelers aren't much better than tack welded on, so I can see why Dale would recommend against casters with the legs as is. But a bolt on triangular dolly should work just fine and is what I'll be doing.
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Old 06-04-2011, 01:43 AM   #298
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I agree. The nuts holding the original levelers aren't much better than tack welded on, so I can see why Dale would recommend against casters with the legs as is. But a bolt on triangular dolly should work just fine and is what I'll be doing.
Which version do you have with how were the legs attached?

I call the first ferms as series one having SS angle welded in three locations up the side of the ferm body starting at the cone to body transition on up two more welds. This as six welds each angle SS leg.
Series two legs welded at one location only at the cone to body transition.
I fear this will flex and fail if not treated carefully.
Series three looks like studs welded up or spot welded to the body sides with square tube and acorn nuts.
Series three should you yank the legs a bunch I bet the welded (spot?) studs will eventually fatigue the body metal and cause a crack, tear and a failure just my thinking.
Faster with less labor for increased production how I see it.
Bottom line the strongest leg ferms look to be JMO the "Series" one having six welds at each SS angle material leg. I also have a series one Brewhemoth.
I bet your not too far away from Muroc Dry lake as well El Mirage Dry lake with the LSR runs which begin June 12th?
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Old 06-04-2011, 03:10 AM   #299
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I have a series 3 brewhemoth. The studs are tig welded on and seem pretty solid, but the legs are just mild steel C-channel with a nut welded on the bottom. I'm not confident in the strength of the nuts on the bottom, especially if you wanted to screw in a caster.

I'm in the low desert, but still a couple hours away from the dry lakes. Haven't gone to the LSR trials yet, but its on my list.
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Old 06-04-2011, 03:47 AM   #300
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Damn bro you got to go to speed week at Bonneville, motorhome the best way.
It's in the family blood dad in the 40's, myself and my son all gearheads and racers.

Now the series thing name I made up typing earlier, I may have tagged a wrong version vs Dale or Josh would call them.
I have plans for my ferm to be modified to my liking and features.
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