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Old 12-03-2011, 05:17 PM   #21
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looking good man, and your apprentice is well on his way to red seal

 
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:35 PM   #22
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I test fit each coupling, then welded them up. I used Solaflux on the inside for the welding. I did not want to purge the entire keg with Argon, too expensive.
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Subscribed.. Very nice build.

Be careful with that converted kettle shown in the picture at left. I noticed your fittings are directly above the "vent hole". That heat that comes out of the hole is extreme when your burner is running. It can melt the rubber handle on a ball valve.

I also used Solarflux for my stainless fittings. What tricks did you have to clean the excess solar flux off the keg after the weld? Is there a trick to that?
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:39 PM   #23
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Subscribed.. Very nice build.

Be careful with that converted kettle shown in the picture at left. I noticed your fittings are directly above the "vent hole". That heat that comes out of the hole is extreme when your burner is running. It can melt the rubber handle on a ball valve.

I also used Solarflux for my stainless fittings. What tricks did you have to clean the excess solar flux off the keg after the weld? Is there a trick to that?
I just use a SS fine bristle wire wheel on a straight grinder.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:55 PM   #24
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I ordered 2 SS Chugger pumps. When I received them I made 2 mounting plates, and welded them to the stand, and installed the pumps.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:00 PM   #25
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Started working on the plumbing of the vessels. My goal is to be able to pump liquid from any vessel to any vessel, with either pump. This will eliminate any issues on brew day if a pump should fail.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:56 PM   #26
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Looks great. Nice use of child labor. What size stainless tubing are you using? Also, are you planning to CIP?

 
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:11 PM   #27
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It'll be interesting to read how those pumps perform oriented like that...

Cheers!

 
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:56 PM   #28
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It'll be interesting to read how those pumps perform oriented like that...

Cheers!
I'm hoping they will be fine. I did rotate the heads 180 so that they will not trap air. Is there a concern that that you wish to share?
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:59 PM   #29
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Looks great. Nice use of child labor. What size stainless tubing are you using? Also, are you planning to CIP?
All of the liquid side tubing is 1/2". I am thinking about designing a tippy-dump setup for the MT. If I do it I will use a cam lock setup for easy disconnect.
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:08 PM   #30
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looking good man, and your apprentice is well on his way to red seal
Ollie is always there to lend a hand.
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