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Old 07-15-2013, 05:10 PM   #1
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I got tired of constantly switching out connections on my garage sink faucet, so I decided to improve the faucet.

I added dedicated faucets for specific jobs.

From Left to Right:

1. Tubing washer faucet
2. General use faucet
3. Keg washer and quick disconnect faucet
4. Hose sprayer

The tubing washer is awesome, it blasts out the inside of all the tubes that I use.

The last picture shows how it is hooked up to the faucet. This way I can get hot and cold through each hose bib. That also saves a lot time. Rather than turn on the faucet and get the temperature just where you want it every time you use it, I set the temperature where I want it and it leave that way, then I just turn on the hose bibs when I need them.

(Brewing can be death by a thousand paper cuts, I'm just getting rid of a few of those cuts, one gizmo at a time.)

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Old 07-15-2013, 08:02 PM   #2
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Love it! Rube is my hero!! To honor his legacy, you need to devise a way for the steam from your BK to begin turning the faucets on, in a timed sequence, in order of use.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:08 PM   #3
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This is an excellent idea, well done!

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Old 07-16-2013, 02:09 AM   #4
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Well done, it is nice to not have to change your hook ups.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:17 AM   #5
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looks great brother!
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:05 AM   #6
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Love it, i like the keg washer idea, I am guessing that it would work for carboys also?

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Old 07-16-2013, 04:11 AM   #7
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Very cool!
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink because when they get up in the morning, that's as good as they're gonna feel all day" - Francis Albert Sinatra

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Old 07-16-2013, 04:12 AM   #8
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:35 AM   #9
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If you ever sell your house, you could probably spot homebrewers among prospective buyers based on their response to that beautiful timesaver.

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Old 07-16-2013, 07:59 PM   #10
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It is so simple and make so much sense that so many people are feeling silly right now because they did not think of it....



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