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Old 01-15-2012, 08:23 PM   #11
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There is thin line between perfection and obsession..

But yeah, I got patience if nothing else..
Today I bought rotary tool (some copy of dremel), I think it will become monster in my hands.. or I"ll be come monster with it in my hands

Seems that epoxy on reducer/sensor combination is fine solution, one side is filled and it is already stable, I"ll do the other side too just to be sure.
pics soon..


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Old 01-17-2012, 09:39 PM   #12
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I am pleased to say that I fixed broken thread with reducer and epoxy.

It is great solution for anyone who have probe without threads and want to add threads on it. On 2nd picture you can see M8 nut inside of reducer, I kept it for centering the probe.


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Old 01-17-2012, 09:49 PM   #13
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nice work!... Kick ass false bottom!!!
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:22 AM   #14
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Thanks, I still have to drill holes and weld couplers on kegs to see how it works.

Walls in basement are painted, I laid pipes for water supply and drainage and also finished with installing kitchen elements (it is our old kitchen, luckily we kept it).

I already had hole for ventilation in one corner, so I am going to use it for ventilation. I have 65w inline fan and kitchen hood.





One thing I added is valve on wall with quick disconnect, for water supply.



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Old 02-01-2012, 04:51 PM   #15
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Small progress update..
HLT and CFC are finished, I tested them on my last batch and I am satisfied with results. 4kw heaters heats up water pretty quickly and CFC scored decent time in chilling the wort (I am still mashing in cooler until I finish MLT and BK so there is no need for HEX jet).

Also, I started to build brew stand.. here is it drying after paint job..

CFC will be mounted under the table, so only the quick connectors will be visible.

Project enclosure for panel build just arrived today, I already have switches so I hope to start with that part of project soon..
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:05 PM   #16
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this looks great. nice work.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:14 PM   #17
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Thanks.
Table looks a little bit messy now, and there is still lot of work on it.. add top panels, mount corner batten (for frame) on them, mount CFC and pumps..
Just to add that I construct it from old wall shelf so it came out pretty cheap, and there is material left for two more.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:01 AM   #18
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Brewstand is finished.
I have to turn pumps in opposite direction because of low priming this way. I tested it yesterday (w/pumps flipped) and it works like a charm.







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Control panel box arrived.. I am still in doubt whether to put it vertically or horizontally.. there will also be main power switch on top of it.
I"ll think twice before drilling...
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:43 PM   #20
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my vote... horizontal unless you are planning on putting something above the temp displays


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