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Old 11-25-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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So I saw the lamps from the American Brewery Lamp link on the side of the page and thought that looks cool. So I took the kids to the Local HD and started picking out joints and other stuff I was going to need. I then sat down with the kids and had them help out. They wanted to get their hands on it all. To even include the soldering iron unfortunately their motor skills and are as good as they should be to use one. So they sat in my lap and I tried to keep them from getting burned. It worked really good they did not to get burned cant say the same for my fingers though. It was a lot of fun and we have one light. It cost about 30 bucks but the hour and half that the kids played was worth it. I do believe I will refine the process a bit and the grandparents will be receiving these from the kids for Christmas. Yes I said it Christmas. I don't believe in the Happy Holidays crap.

Here is the link to the American Brewery Lamps if you have not seen them.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/passthro...reation.com%2F
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:33 PM   #2
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I like it! Any reason why you chose two tees instead of elbows at the top?

 
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:16 PM   #3
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Because I was going to rig it to have a switch in the opening of the T at the front like they have in the pic here, but decided after I got home for this one I did not want to spend a lot of time tearing a rotary switch apart and making it work with a water faucet nob, so I just put a switch on the cord.
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:37 PM   #4
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You could also mirror the bulb arrangement and make it a double since you used a T at the top.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:08 PM   #5
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That's pretty sharp. Did you do anything to "finish" the pipe surfaces?
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:58 PM   #6
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No I did not but that is a good idea. On the next one I will strip the coating off of it and spray it with a lacquer once the lamp is assembled. That way it will prevent the joints from turning also. Two birds one stone..
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:08 AM   #7
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That is pretty sweet! Is that the same black pipe and fittings found say at lowes or HD ? And what is the coating you are talking about and what would it do if it was just left on ? How would I strip it ? Last Q do they make fittings like the other lamp to use a bottle ?

 
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:28 AM   #8
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Yes it is the same pipe/fittings. There is some kind of an oil based coating. I am guessing that it will remove with any type of solvent. It is just a preservative so the metal does not rust as fast. The only reason I am going to strip it off is so I Can lacquer the pipe and the lacquer will stay. I did not see any. I am guessing it is a specific to their business, If you locate the fitting let me know.
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:32 AM   #9
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Ok cool thanks for the info , I wonder if the store will mind if I brought a bottle to see if any fittings would work ( lol) , maybe ill email the American lamp people .

 
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:34 AM   #10
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Glad to. If you find out anything good let me know.
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