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Old 03-12-2011, 01:56 AM   #1
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I met a guy who will put a sight glass, thermometer, ball valve and false bottom on my keg (which already has top cut) for $165. He buys all the parts. Is this a fair price?

 
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:24 AM   #2
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Is he going to do welds? If they are sanitary it's worth it. Maybe so if not. I know weldless bulkheads cost at least $20-30, a stainless valve may be like $15, a thermometer cost maybe $30 and i haven't priced a sight glass.

Assuming all stainless:

3 bulkheads - $60-$90
Thermometer- $30
Valve - $15
Nipple, hose fitting - $7
sight glass ~ $30?
false bottom ~ $30

Just an approximation off the top of my head, it's probably in the ball park.
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:29 PM   #3
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therm-sight combo from brew hardware (weldless though) is 43 bucks. ball valve is 7 bucks. the SS false bottoms run 50 bucks and up depending on dip-tube options and such. so roughly 100+ for the parts which means 65- for the labor.

i'm not sure how much welding generally costs, but that seems like it is a fair price to me. i wold make sure you know for certain what parts he's buying (so you don't get crap), and that he knows how to do good welds.

 
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:51 PM   #4
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Throw in a sixer and ask him to come down on the price a bit. It may work or it may not but it's worth a try!

and like others said make sure he know how to make the proper welds.
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:06 PM   #5
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This is his post:

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/for/2256415999.html

 
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