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Old 01-09-2013, 11:15 PM   #61
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Somewhat, MCL,
Are you using 1/2 NPT bulkheads with a 90 male NPT using teflon tape?
No ill effects? I was trying to not have any threads or tape exposed.


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Old 01-10-2013, 01:12 PM   #62
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Are you using 1/2 NPT bulkheads with a 90 male NPT using teflon tape?
No ill effects? I was trying to not have any threads or tape exposed.
That's what I am using. I haven't had any issues and really never thought of it being a problem.
I am curious, what are you thinking of using?


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Old 01-10-2013, 01:34 PM   #63
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Thanks for the pics mcl....very, very helpful! Got one shipment from Bobby yesterday, but it was the site glasses only. Still patiently waiting for my remaining weldless fittings....hopefully tomorrow. Then I'm sure I will have a lot more questions. Thanks for all of the advice and replies.
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That's what I am using. I haven't had any issues and really never thought of it being a problem.
I am curious, what are you thinking of using?
Don't know. Haven't found anything besides what you're using.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:20 PM   #65
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My final shipment with my remaining keggle conversion parts never showed up yesterday. When I checked the mail late in the evening, they stuck a slip in the mailbox stating that nobody was home and we would have to pick it up. Usually they stick it to the door, so I wasted the entire afternoon waiting for it to arrive, so I could sign for it. My wife went to the post office today to pick it up and said that the box was beat all to sh*t and had a hole in the side of it. She brought it to the attention of the postal worker and she instructed her to go home and inventory the contents and make sure nothing was damaged or missing. We can then file a complaint if something is wrong. Since she doesn't know what the hell any of this stuff is, she's waiting for me to get home to go though the box. Gotta love the USPS for taking pride in their work and caring for how they handle other people's property.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:34 PM   #66
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Sux... Man if you file a complaint and they have to shell out cash, that will be another excuse for them to raise postage rates! lol...
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:13 PM   #67
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That sucks about the damaged box. Another shining example of quality service from the USPS!!
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It's been a busy weekend thus far. When I got home from work last night I inspected the contents of the damaged box from USPS and I'm happy to say that everything was accounted for and the parts were in good shape. I really want to thank Bobby at www.brewhardware.com for continuing to grow his business and add additional hardware and reasonable prices.
After unboxing all of the parts and taking inventory, I decided to finish my plumbing project before progressing with the keg conversions. I installed a Zoeller ejection pump system for my brewery sink last night, which was a pain in the a$$ like most plumbing projects are. Here's a few pics.
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I had to go out of town this morning for a site visit to one of my businesses and explore another business venture in a neighboring town. Once I go home, I was chomping at the bit to get started with the keggle conversions. I started with the site glass installation and then punched all of the remaining holes for the recirculation ports in the HLT and MLT, as well as the holes for the HERMs coil ports. I decided to start putting the fittings together (ball valves, camlock comoponents, etc.) to see how it looks, but have a lot of work to do on finishing sanding and polishing my kegs to a mirror finish. I also pieced together the dip tubes for each of the vessels and measured and marked for the 1 1/4" holes for the heating elements in the HLT and BK. I have the oversized step bit to drill it, but had to call it quits for the night , so I didn't piss my wife off.
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I have all of the parts for the 5500w heating element components, just need to build them per Kal's specifications. I have a lot of tools, but one thing that I do not have is a drill press. Thankfully, I have 2 neighbors that have drill presses, so I will start to tackle the heating element project next.


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