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Old 11-17-2011, 03:33 PM   #1
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Default Bottling - Vinator (Assembly)

Hey guys, often times bottling threads pop up here and more often than not people suggest a Vinator. Most Vinators are Italian made and don't come with the best instructions.

We made this short, graphical article we wanted to share on how to properly assemble a Vinator. Check it out and let us know if you have any questions!

Product Spotlight: The Vinator By: Mark Spezio | love2brew.com


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Old 11-17-2011, 03:58 PM   #2
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Great tool. Sits on top of the bottling tree and works like a charm. Makes sanitation so easy


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Old 11-17-2011, 05:26 PM   #3
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I wouldn't call them pegs,they're more like ribs on the sides of the pump plunger. But what's in a word,eh? It's a great tool that makes this step so much faster & simpler. I love using it on top of my 45 bottle tree.
But I've noticed that the longer I use it,the longer it takes to prime it. Wasn't plugged or anything?
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:07 PM   #4
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Any tips on keeping the spring from popping out every few pumps? I've stopped using mine because of the spring.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:21 PM   #5
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Did you keep the spring centered on the lil red pump base as you pushed the white base down to screw it on? I took me a few times to get that just right.
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Mine won't stay centered.. I don't know why it's not made with a boss that the spring fits over to keep it centered. But, I've never had it become an issue.. Like Timex.. keeps on tickin'
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Just ordered mine from you guys
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Make sure you try to bend it a lil straighter every now & then. & keep it centered over the lil check ball thing in the red base when screwing on the white plunger base. It seems to help a little.
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Any tips on keeping the spring from popping out every few pumps? I've stopped using mine because of the spring.
Although the video was made assembling from a top down position I always just hold the Vinator in two hands and just screw it together in the air. Works like a charm. The spring will bend a little but don't stress it.
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I leave the little filter screen out to get the spring to stay centered.


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