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Old 10-02-2012, 11:10 AM   #151
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Vary cool build! Love the open design. Congrats!!!!!

 
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:18 PM   #152
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How about collecting the rain water in a big drum? You could some cool things with free water.
Absolutely, it's in the plans. Good thought. I've got a 650 gallon cistern spec'd out for the space between the garage and the fence. There is room to add a second one as well in the future if we decide to. The thing is it's been so dry here in Seattle this summer (don't laugh, we've hardly had a drop of measurable rain since the middle of July), the gutters and cistern project haven't been on the front of my mind.

I'm looking forward to having a tank full of water to use in the garden next summer.

Here is the drawing showing the tank placement I had planned.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:22 PM   #153
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Vary cool build! Love the open design. Congrats!!!!!
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What an awesome Brew-space!
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Agreed. Awesome build.
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there should be a "like this thread" button, liking each of the OP's individual posts just won't cut it
Thanks, all! Comments like this make it fun to share my progress with you.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:10 PM   #154
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The thing is it's been so dry here in Seattle this summer (don't laugh, we've hardly had a drop of measurable rain since the middle of July)
We've had .03" of rain recorded at Sea-Tac airport since July 23rd. Usually my grass is pretty brown about now but even the weeds are dead.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:38 PM   #155
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The rainy city isn't getting any rain? That's weird. I'm in Houston and we have had plenty this year, its so nice chance of pace from last year for us.

I about to get into it as well, thinking about using it for a hop garden.

Keep up with the updates.

 
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:52 PM   #156
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Well you may be surprised. We definitely get our share of rain in Seattle, but there are a lot of places in the country (including Houston) that get more rain than us every year.
http://average-rainfall-cities.findt...vs-Seattle-C-o

Between July and September, Seattle is one of the driest major cities in the country.

Our reputation comes from endless days of gray overcast that seems to settle in around the end of October, and stay through May.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:29 PM   #157
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where did you get that black hosing you use to sparge with
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where did you get that black hosing you use to sparge with
Here you go:
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:26 PM   #159
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:57 PM   #160
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Oh yes, closing the loop on the floor conversation. For better or for worse, I've decided to leave the floor untreated for the time being. If I decide in the future to finish it, I'll grind and polish it.

A clear coat in the brew area might be a good short term fix, but I'm not too worried about it right now.

I appreciate all of your input on this conversation. Many of you have garage floors that are nicer than mine, and I'm ok with that.. at least for now.
Just a heads-up, acids will etch into concrete pretty quickly, and they're everywhere in the brewery. Even your end-product is acidic, not to mention star-san, cleaners, etc.

The only thing worse than having to patch some worn epoxy is having to move everything out so you can repour your floor.

 
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