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Old 07-09-2009, 04:37 AM   #21
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I'm sure if you would be bottling hundreds of bottles at a time, that would save time.. That's not really my case, but it does look very cool..

And please, get rid of those white and green bottles.. !!
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:16 AM   #22
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just tested my adaptation of this thing.
used a Danner 950 gpm mag drive and all 1/2 inch tubing.
Did not realize I couldn't pound the end flat like he did since
1/2 inch tubing barely fits the bottles.
I did drill three 1/8" holes in a pipe cap and just slid that one one
tube for the test and it worked well. Not the bottle rattling pressure I imagined
but it looked like it could wash bottles pretty well. Now to buy 11 more
pipe caps from Homer.
Really, I only bottle mead and a rare beer for a good buddy.
this just seemed like a fun gadget.
I also use the pump to recirculate coolant for my immersion cooler
via a res filled with ice thus less waste.
Prost!
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:45 PM   #23
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does anyone have plans for a simpler washer. Also, approximately how much did this cost to build?

 
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:05 AM   #24
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my 2 cents:

Bottle Washer - Cheap
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:42 AM   #25
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looks great,
the one i am working on is set up the same way, but ill be useing PVC and poly pipe just incase i need to use some stronger washing agents,
i dont have to worry about any reactions or fumes that metal
products might give off. keep up the good work.

Each to there own,

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Old 01-18-2014, 07:09 PM   #26
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Old 01-18-2016, 05:13 PM   #27
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What about replacing the copper with pvc tubing and using garden sprinklers for the jets in the bottles?

Should be a lot cheaper than copper and no need to beat the copper into submission. Also no soldering. I would also include a drain plug.

Big up for this idea, its gone straight onto my todo list.
I am currently building one too and had a similar thought in regards to the plastic vs copper.

I did look at pex plastic - the tubing is cheaper but the cost of the fittings add up quickly resulting in it being more expensive. (Might be cheaper if you can get bulk/contractor prices?)

I also looked at garden sprinklers - looked promising. didn't actually prices this one out. I didn't go too far down this road as I could not find the fittings I thought I would need.

Ultimately I went with copper. I will be putting on pvc end caps or sleeves to protect the bottle tops.

 
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