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Old 03-29-2012, 11:49 PM   #21
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Big few days of progress. Here's some random in-process shots!

Anyone have tips on getting NPT threaded connections to not leak? I'm having a hell of a time getting the sink to cooperate.


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Old 04-02-2012, 11:39 AM   #22
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Here's the latest:

Testing sink placement.


Finished the "don't electrocute yourself with water" wall, painted the window and installed slide latches.


This is the mounting bracket for the sink. It's extremely unstable free standing, and I didn't want to drill holes in it to mount it. So I devised this little bracket. The strip on the left gets tapconned to the wall, then the strip on the right gets attached with kreg screws. The sink slides into the groove from the right once it's all assembled on the wall.


1st Part installed


Look ma, no visible fasteners! It's extremely stable as well.


Starting to assemble the stand.


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I decided to mount my pumps directly to the stand, since with my room configuration they will not be in the way of movement. I would have to faceplant into the control panel to bump into them.

I used threaded studs for mounting.


The finished install.






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Old 04-02-2012, 01:59 PM   #23
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Bad *ss dungeon basement brewery! Looking great!

With your pumps mounted there, is the top leak-proof above them? I'd hat to see sticky wort get all into the pumps' sensitive bits.

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No, not yet. I'm going to rig up some sort of deflection shield hidden up above the top pump inside the stand frame. That way if anything makes it through the top, it'll drip on the bottom shelf beside the pumps rather than into them.

Thanks! This is a super fun build. Now I need more parts to arrive!
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Very nice set up can't wait to see the end result
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Back on the wagon! Parts arrived yesterday, so it's time to continue the build.

Truly awesome and complete kit from Mike at Spike Innovations. That guy has to be some sort of Tetris grand champion the way the box was packed.

All I have had opportunity to do so far is unpack everything and JB weld the access plate. Let the build commence!







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Why in the hell do you live so far away from Atlanta?

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Great job so far! Are you an engineer? How much do you anticipate this build costing?
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Damn, You've turned a creepy "Want some Candy" basement into a work of art! Great Job!!!
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Thanks! I'm an ex Structural Engineer (here is some of my work - you may have to "click to proceed to link destination") turned Software Engineer.

My budget for this build including the concrete and other construction that had to be done in the basement is $10k. It's looking like I'll come in much closer to $8k when it's all said and done however. I could have bought a prebuilt panel from Kal, as the workmanship is phenomenal, but the savings from purchasing the kit provided the funds to purchase the build tools, which I get to keep forever. So I decided to build it myself.

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