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Old 12-07-2012, 04:16 PM   #51
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I'll host...

I'll admit the IDEA of what he was doing is ok, just his presentation skills are not there. I also had to use headphones since my speakers sheet the bed the other day (getting new ones today I hope).

Looks like I might have someone to take at least some of these off my hands. Not sure about all of them yet, but I suspect he won't want all of them (different lengths depending on the keg they came out of.

Maybe I'll cut one short, drill into the ball (to pass one of my temperature sensors) and secure it to the lid I use for my mash tun (the top I cut out of my BK). I won't use a retention ring, so it will be easy to remove. I've been wanting to drill spots in the lid for the sensors for a while, but this could be better.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:00 AM   #52
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At the risk of pulling this thread back from the brink.

I used a spear for sight glass protection.
I have been saving my spears for the same use you need to do a thread on your kettles id like to see how you did yours.

 
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:14 PM   #53
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No height difference between 1/2 and 1/6 barrel kegs. Diameter of the keg is what's different. You can even get slim/tall 1/4 barrel kegs that use the same valves.
This is only true for SOME 1/6 kegs. I have a few 1/6 kegs whose spears are about 1.5"-2" shorter than all the others. The kegs are all the same height, but the bottoms of the 1/6 kegs don't go down as far in the center.

 
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:25 PM   #54
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This is only true for SOME 1/6 kegs. I have a few 1/6 kegs whose spears are about 1.5"-2" shorter than all the others. The kegs are all the same height, but the bottoms of the 1/6 kegs don't go down as far in the center.
Then it would be a matter of figuring out what length (exactly) the keg you have really needs.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:30 PM   #55
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We let the Grand Poobah of whatever party it is hold one like a scepter.

 
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:40 PM   #56
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I've posted this before, but those spears are EXACTLY 1" in diameter, and you can use one with some abrasive paste to lap your scope rings when mounting a scope on a rifle or shotgun instead of buying one of those lapping rod things. Worked perfectly for me.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:32 PM   #57
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Now thats a plan I can get behind. I do have a set of rings that need lapping..

 
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:39 AM   #58
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I had too many to try and figure out what to do with. Took them to the scrap recycler along with a few hundred other pounds of steel/copper/etc. Got enough to get a sack of 2-row.

 
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:32 AM   #59
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*cough---blowgun---cough*

 
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:44 AM   #60
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*cough---blowgun---cough*
Ok shmeglie, I'll see about making a blowergun out of a couple. Might be difficult to get them perfectly aligned for the welding though. Maybe it will be a project for when I get an electric welder (whenever that happens)..
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