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Old 12-21-2008, 01:38 AM   #1
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A few weeks ago I built my bottle drying rack. It holds 112 bottles (if I remember correctly) of any size well. It's just a 5 plastic shelving unit from walmart that I drilled 2" holes in. Today I built my counterflow chiller. I think they came out very satisfactory. Can't wait to use to CFC (our water is damn near freezing here so I think it'll work well).





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Old 12-21-2008, 02:17 AM   #2
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what did u use to push the copper thru the pipe? did u lube it up with something or have the pipe straight first then coiled it afterwards?


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Through the hose? Yeah straightened it. Tried crisco'in the eff out of the copper and that worked for the first 10', but had a really tough time for the last half so made it straight.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:46 AM   #4
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Hot water and dish soap is very effective to get the copper through the hose... I'm sure its better than crisco...
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:02 AM   #5
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arnt those all deteriorating agents to the rubber?
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Yes....but you should run the water for a good while to check for leaks. That oughta dilute the agents and minimize the damage.


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