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Old 09-22-2012, 05:17 PM   #351
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Might as well as show off mine:


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Old 10-02-2012, 02:47 PM   #352
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Might as well as show off mine:
The diamond plate looks like overkill.

I LIKE overkill!

What kind of insulation are you using on your MLT? Are you losing any heat leaving the top part exposed like that?

Though, with a RIMS, I guess that doesn't matter as much...


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Old 10-02-2012, 04:05 PM   #353
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Here's my electric Herms sculpture
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:33 AM   #354
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The diamond plate looks like overkill.

I LIKE overkill!

What kind of insulation are you using on your MLT? Are you losing any heat leaving the top part exposed like that?

Though, with a RIMS, I guess that doesn't matter as much...
The diamond plate is aluminum. I grounded it, thus my kettles are grounded. The top of the MT has a lid and I'm sure it loses heat but the dual RIMS takes care of that. I got the insulation from McMaster Carr. I think it's closed cell type.
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Feel like this is a dumb question, but in all of these 3 tier systems I see that rely on gravity and no pump, how do you get the water into the HLT on top? Garden hose seems obvious but the water out of my garden hose tastes funny (tap water itself is fine). Or do you use buckets and climb the ladder?
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:07 PM   #356
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Feel like this is a dumb question, but in all of these 3 tier systems I see that rely on gravity and no pump, how do you get the water into the HLT on top? Garden hose seems obvious but the water out of my garden hose tastes funny (tap water itself is fine). Or do you use buckets and climb the ladder?
Potable water hose and then allot use carbon filters too!
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:55 PM   #357
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I use a water hose for an RV (white hose) plus it runs through a filter.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:57 PM   #358
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I use a blue hose, approved for drinking water.

Do not drink (or get brew water) from regular garden hoses. Some of them are made with lead, so better safe than sorry. Plus, the water tastes bad.
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Here's my 3 tier setup. $40 for casters, shelving and sealer. The rest was scrap wood.
how's this rig working? i like the idea of a tower but the metal ones are so $$$ and i don't have welding capability so was thinking of building a tower solution with wood
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:23 PM   #360
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After thinking on this for a little while, I finally put together an L-shaped design using scrap wood



and about $30 worth of plywood & casters. Getting the frame square was the hardest part



But after about 6 hours last weekend I finally got this together:



Still needs paint, gas line plumbing and a pump, but it's functional.


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