Make it into one of these. I like the polished kegsLil' Sparky said:Look what I found while raiding my parents' scrap pile (my step dad picks this stuff up as part of his job sometimes). Now what to do with it. Any ideas???
Someone spent a lot of effort on that Brutus Ten clone. It looks like it belongs on the set of Flash Gordon, or maybe Dr. Who. Very pretty. Mine will not look anything like that one. I am humbled.SuperiorBrew said:Make it into one of these. I like the polished kegs
True, but the metal was free and it'll be riding on some HD 4" casters. My 3-tier uses about the same abount of steel and I'm able to get it around easy enough.Bobby_M said:Now that I see how sturdy my cheapo bedframe angle iron stand is, I'd say that heavy square tube you've got is way overkill. Of course, it's not a problem if you don't try to mobilize to other brew locations..
I have never wished I lived in Tx until this moment.Lil' Sparky said:Oh, and anybody local need some steel? I've got ~ 100 ft of this 2"x2" steel that I won't have any use for. If you want it, let me know and come get it.
Can you fashion some sort of rudimentary lathe from it? lol....after one pale aleLil' Sparky said:Look what I found while raiding my parents' scrap pile (my step dad picks this stuff up as part of his job sometimes). Now what to do with it. Any ideas???
Yes, just unscrew the 4 bolts holding it on and you can orient it however you want. The head is all self-contained.tbulger said:Did you take the head off of the pump to reorientate the mounting bracket. Im still trying to think of how to mount my pump.
Judging by what's shown in the picture, the fittings are all off the shelf items.Do you need a pipe threader for this, or did you buy pipe in just the right lengths?
I'm finally going to get the parts this weekend, and order the burners as well. My kegs are converted and ready, and I'm just itching to use them (and as an incentive, my turkey frier has a rail around it that will keep a keggle from fitting in it, so I HAVE to finish the stand).
Both Lowes and HD will custom cut pipe and rethread but it's hit or miss. I had a situation where my entire gas line in the house was disconnected and I just needed one perfectly cut piece to get done. Their die machine was improperly adjusted and the fitting would only thread on a 1/4 turn before it stopped. They wouldn't let me adjust the cut on the machine no matter what, even though I showed them it wouldn't thread in to any fitting. The idiot tried telling me it was fine so I had to drive to another store.
I couldn't help but wish I had a 1/2" NPT tap or die handy when fitting my stand. The reason is sometimes you need a fitting to thread on to just the exact amount of turns to make something line up. Sometimes when you hit that spot, it's too loose but you know it won't make it one more turn. The only thing you can do is slop more Teflon tape on and hope for the best. If you had a tap or die, you could thread it just a tad deeper.
Well ya better tell the sprinkler fitters, PG&E gas supplier in my area and plumbers on the job sites to quit using it. They use tape first then a swipe with Rector Seals teflon dope over the tape. If you have a POS set of dies ripping threads or use the hardware store brand imported chit fittings you already have a bad thread match up. Many times especially with black iron gas line fittings the female threads are undersized and you can only get 3 to 4 threads before almost splitting the fitting. You have to go undersize on the male pipe threads on the threader to correct for this problem. Quality control from fittings made from far away land vs U.S.A.'s NPT standards. We didn't have these problems 25 to 30 years ago. I can pull black iron gas line fittings my dad has new in buckets that is 30-50 years old and screws on an easy 7-8 threads when tight without any leaks.From what I understand, this is very important. DON'T use the normal white teflon tape, apparently it makes your schtuff leak even more.
Thank got there was an employee in the isle with the pipe at Lowes when I went to buy my gas lines. I never knew that you needed the yellow tape for gas.I tested mine and I've got no leaks. I used the thick yellow teflon tape for gas lines.