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Old 12-14-2012, 01:28 AM   #11
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I looked at your fancy bottling station. It looks great, but yes,mine is much less complicated. I have 2 fender washers, one on each side of the spring. I just compress the top fender washer down and slide under the slot in the top plate.


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Old 12-14-2012, 02:17 AM   #12
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I looked at your fancy bottling station. It looks great, but yes,mine is much less complicated. I have 2 fender washers, one on each side of the spring. I just compress the top fender washer down and slide under the slot in the top plate.
Do you think if you beveled the bottom edges of the "fork" that you could just slide the bottle/filler into the fork and let the bevel compress the spring? Might make operation just a little bit easier. Or maybe that would be too much force on the filler tube and might risk bending it?


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Old 12-17-2012, 01:19 PM   #13
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That could be a great idea, but it really is easy to press down on the fender washer to compress the spring. It does not take much pressure to hold the stopper in the bottle. But I have been thinking about a much more complicated fun idea. I am thinking about using a 10" air cylinder that is powered by Co2 using a small valve. The cylinder would be attached to a plate. The plate would move up and down using ball bearing drawer slides. You would simply flip the valve lever and the unit would go up. Then you set the bottle in place and flip the lever the other way. The cylinder would lower the unit and the Co2 would hold it in place while you filled the bottle. I will have to do some experimenting with Co2 powered air cylinders. I just happen to have all this stuff at my shop which we don’t use anymore. This could be a very fun project.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:41 PM   #14
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That does sound like a fun project. For someone wanting to stay with a completely manual unit, it might be good to combine your spring mechanism with my trapdoor. Mount the filler fixed to the stand, but with the same spring arrangement you have, and use a door at the bottom to insert and remove bottles as on my filler.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:24 PM   #15
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I got all the hardware to assemble one of these CPBF's the other day. Could you please measure exposed lengths of tubing on yours? If I know the exposed lengths, I can come up with the rest. I think I will build a stand like yours but out of 1-by wood instead. Also, what size fender washers did you use?
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:49 AM   #16
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With the CPBF I have you can slide the tubing up and down depending on the height of the bottle you are filling.
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Thanks. That tells me what I need to do.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:52 PM   #18
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I just did an upgrade by making a stand with a Pneumatic Cylinder to raise and lower the filler. I did a test and I think it will work great.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:25 AM   #19
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Looks nice. I have had a similar project I found on the net awhile back bookmarked for in the future: http://www.franklinbrew.org/members/sj/cpfiller.html think I might use ideas from both projects if I ever get a round to doing this.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:03 PM   #20
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I had seen this a long time ago but forgot where it was. This is pretty much what inspired me to come up with my project. On the other hand, The cool factor of using Co2 to power an air cylinder is way cooler than a spring.


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