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Old 02-08-2013, 01:51 PM   #331
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ANy build should be allowed to burn off the zinc before you ise it. Zinc Flu is no fun, keep your head and face away from the whispy gray fumes and let the zinc burn completely off on super dooper blow torch high so that you dont have a contamination issue later on. Zinc can be removed succesfully, but attention must be paid to insure it is all completely burned off prior to exposing your brew to zinc fumes. Take it from an old skool welder with COPD, dont take chances. It is much nicer to be able to breathe without struggling due to being young and stupid a long time ago. Just sayin,, be carefull with zinc and you will be just fine, but ya gotta eliminate it safely and completely to avoid issues later on.... Nuff said......
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:21 PM   #332
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ANy build should be allowed to burn off the zinc before you ise it. Zinc Flu is no fun, keep your head and face away from the whispy gray fumes and let the zinc burn completely off on super dooper blow torch high so that you dont have a contamination issue later on. Zinc can be removed succesfully, but attention must be paid to insure it is all completely burned off prior to exposing your brew to zinc fumes. Take it from an old skool welder with COPD, dont take chances. It is much nicer to be able to breathe without struggling due to being young and stupid a long time ago. Just sayin,, be carefull with zinc and you will be just fine, but ya gotta eliminate it safely and completely to avoid issues later on.... Nuff said......
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And for those of us that don't have a blow torch or are going to be using gas burners, is there another way of removing it?
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:50 PM   #333
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Soak it in vinegar I believe

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:03 PM   #334
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ANy build should be allowed to burn off the zinc before you ise it. Zinc Flu is no fun, keep your head and face away from the whispy gray fumes and let the zinc burn completely off on super dooper blow torch high so that you dont have a contamination issue later on. Zinc can be removed succesfully, but attention must be paid to insure it is all completely burned off prior to exposing your brew to zinc fumes. Take it from an old skool welder with COPD, dont take chances. It is much nicer to be able to breathe without struggling due to being young and stupid a long time ago. Just sayin,, be carefull with zinc and you will be just fine, but ya gotta eliminate it safely and completely to avoid issues later on.... Nuff said......
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Thanks, this combined with the zinc flaking off during a brew session makes me think Stainless is the way to go for me.

Someone suggested soaking the metal in vinegar (or other acid I am assuming)...how do you soak 5 foot metal rods at home? To get it done commercially would make it cheaper to go with stainless.

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:19 PM   #335
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I purchased 2 10-tip burners from Bayou Classic about 1-1/2 weeks ago. Anyone ever deal with these guys? I'm a little concerned by the way they do business. Just looking for some reassurance.

I placed my order online and received an email instructing me to call a phone to submit my CC information. When I called, I got an answering machine listing about 6 other companies they own. I left a voicemail. I never heard back, so I called them several times and finally got a pickup. I reluctantly gave them my CC info, even though I was a little bit leary about it. I never heard anything after that. No CC charge, no follow-up email, and no product. I honestly believe they never processed my order.

I called several times and I kept getting their answering machine. I finally left another message last night. Today I got an email saying the items are not available and will not ship till late next week. Honestly, if I could have gotten these burners somewhere else I probably would have.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:45 PM   #336
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Hmmm, that's a bummer man. Bad business for sure.

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:36 PM   #337
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I purchased 2 10-tip burners from Bayou Classic about 1-1/2 weeks ago. Anyone ever deal with these guys?
what is the URL that you ordered from?

there are many vendors have that "Bayou Classic" in them, it's like a freakin' franchise. BC is actually the manufacturer, i don't think they sell directly. their website, www.thebayou.com, uses www.pelicansky.com as their vendor. did you use them, or www.bayouclassicdepot.com, or www.bayouclassicstore.com, or from any number of others with "BC" in the URL...

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what is the URL that you ordered from?

there are many vendors have that "Bayou Classic" in them, it's like a freakin' franchise. BC is actually the manufacturer, i don't think they sell directly. their website, www.thebayou.com, uses www.pelicansky.com as their vendor. did you use them, or www.bayouclassicdepot.com, or www.bayouclassicstore.com, or from any number of others with "BC" in the URL...

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It was www.bayouclassicdepot.com. The wesbite looked OK, but it seems like there is 1 guy running everything behind the scenes. They seem to be the only place that has the 10-jet burners for less than $100 each. If I get them I'll be happy, but I hope I don't have to wait 3 months.

I guess I'm spoiled, but I'm used to ordering something online and getting it in 2 days, along with email confirmations and shipping notifications.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:02 AM   #339
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I may end up going with stainless for the section of mine under my boils kettle. My HLT will be electric and my LMT is going to be a RIMS at this time. The boil kettle will be the only thing Natural Gas. I should only need four 18" pieces and some angle brackets. Not too much money for my rig staying bling.
Has anyone attempted to paint the Superstrut without prepping the galvanized yet? I know they say its paint ready, but just curious if anyone had tried it yet.

 
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:19 PM   #340
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It was www.bayouclassicdepot.com. The wesbite looked OK, but it seems like there is 1 guy running everything behind the scenes. They seem to be the only place that has the 10-jet burners for less than $100 each. If I get them I'll be happy, but I hope I don't have to wait 3 months.

I guess I'm spoiled, but I'm used to ordering something online and getting it in 2 days, along with email confirmations and shipping notifications.

The bayouclassicdepot 10 tip burners are some of the cheapest quality out there look through old threads where people have tips fall out and cant thread back in. Just look at their disclaimer on the page about how none of them are tested and you cant return them.

Im not sure how you plan on igniting the burners but also not that bayouclassicdepot burners the 10 tips do not have the threaded hole for a standing pilot..

Much better quality can be found here http://www.topfoodservice.com/Mercha...ry_Code=KECABJ

They have a good price and search the site for pilot also for around $5 you can get a pilot that threads into the burner they also have cool little manual pilot shutoff valves that fit 1/4 inch tubing and also cheap gas lines. $48 for a better quality burner is fair IMO... Plus there are many people on this forum who have used them and they are really happy with them.

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