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It's Finally Done!!!!!!

Postby dartedplus » Wed Mar 26, 2003 3:07 pm

I have finally completed putting together my stand alone RIMS. (well for the most part its complete, still needs one or two small things) I had it running today, no leaks!!!! It does heat up quite slowly. For anyone that has one, at what rate does yours heat up. I still need to have the time to get my temp settings figured out.

How should I go about cleaning out all the copper pipe (flux and other nasties). I have some PBW and was gonna make a 5 gallon batch and just circulate it through the system for a while.

Any comments would be appreciated.

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Photos?

Postby Push Eject » Thu Mar 27, 2003 6:06 am

Hi, Ed

Do you have photos you can post online? I'm designing my own system right now and would love to see what you've done.

Cheers,
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Soon

Postby dartedplus » Thu Mar 27, 2003 7:46 am

As soon as I drag it into the light of day, I'll take some pics and put them on my website. I thought using a dimmer switch with the heating element would control the temp, but it doesnt. So I will have to add a thermostat to the system. Just 1 more thing to do. In the meantime I can get those pics taken.
Will keep you posted

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PHOTOS

Postby dartedplus » Thu Mar 27, 2003 1:14 pm

www.geocities.com/edthedart65/RIMS

it takes me forever to put pics online due to my slooooowwwwwwwww connection.
Enjoy
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Nice mill!

Postby jayhawk » Thu Mar 27, 2003 3:41 pm

That is sure a fine mill you got there. Love the idea of using wood, never ever considered that.
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Got the idea from Jeff

Postby dartedplus » Fri Mar 28, 2003 5:27 am

Here is where I got the idea from
http://www.beertools.com/html/articles/mill.shtml

I've had one problem with it in that the wood at one end where the adjusting screws go through has cracked from the pressure exerted on it. So right now I am having a piece of metal fabricated to fit over the end to strengthen it. Aside from that, I am very happy with it. Plus, my dad helped in making it so it brings me fond memories of him.
Thanks for the comments.
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Thanks for sharing

Postby Push Eject » Fri Mar 28, 2003 12:18 pm

Very good, Ed.

The pump I got is the March MDX-MT3. Which pump did you get? Is it self priming? Does it really matter?
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March is good

Postby dartedplus » Fri Mar 28, 2003 5:44 pm

I was going to buy the MDXT but I got a Teel pump on eBay, I forget which model it is. It is pretty quiet and seems to wrk well. I had the temp up to 193 and it didnt bother the pump, which is only rated for something like 155*. I dont know about the self priming thing. I just open up the valve and let it flood the pump and then turn it on. I also restrict the amount of flow to about 1/3 gallon/minute. I hope you are doing well setting up your system.
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