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Simple CCVM build

Solutions and methods for overcoming various build issues will reside here. Good idea Maheel

Re: Simple CCVM build

Postby S-Cackalacky » Tue May 09, 2017 10:01 pm

Thanks JayD. It has a simple fill port. It's a 1" threaded weld spud with a threaded ss plug to seal it. I use a big funnel to fill it. I think there's probably a pic of it somewhere up in the thread.

Thanks SP. Seems that every step of the way has been fraught with mishap. I suppose it will give me a greater appreciation of the finished product.
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Re: Simple CCVM build

Postby S-Cackalacky » Wed May 10, 2017 11:03 pm

A suggestion for those planning a bottom drain on a keg boiler - install the drain first. When tightening down the vertical connection into the keg, it's hard to know where the horizontal part of the piping will end up related to the circumference of the keg.

I had planned for mine to be positioned at a right angle to the position of the heating element. Instead, it's 180 degrees to the heating element. It probably would have been best to at least install the vertical connection and elbow so as to know where the final valve position would be and them drill the hole for the heating element. This situation could also be remedied by using a triclamp connection into the bottom of the keg.

Probably a trivial thing, but just wanted to point it out for anyone planning a similar build.
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Re: Simple CCVM build

Postby S-Cackalacky » Sun May 28, 2017 10:29 pm

Well, today is the one year anniversary of this thread (and build). Sorry to say, it will be spilling over into the second year. My plans have been pretty much turned upside-down. There's a major illness in the family that will be taking me away from the hobby for the most part.

The biggest task left for the build is the controller. I've done nothing with it over the past month or so, even though I have all the new parts to finish it. I'll work on it as I have time. I found that I'll need to disassemble most of what's in the box because I'll be drilling a lot of new holes and don't want to contaminate the components with metal shavings from the drilling. It also appears that I won't be including an amp/volt meter - there just isn't enough room in the box for it.

Anyway, that's about it. Just wanted to give a status report and hopefully spur some discussion. Nobody seems to be posting to the forum lately. Come on guys, tell us what you're making, what you're drinking, what you're eating for dinner,... something.
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Re: Simple CCVM build

Postby Swedish Pride » Mon May 29, 2017 3:45 am

sorry to hear about the illness in the familly, hope it works out for yous
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Re: Simple CCVM build

Postby The Baker » Mon May 29, 2017 10:43 am

Swedish Pride wrote:sorry to hear about the illness in the familly, hope it works out for yous




Me too.

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Re: Simple CCVM build

Postby S-Cackalacky » Mon May 29, 2017 10:56 am

Thanks SP and Geoff.
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Re: Simple CCVM build

Postby JayD » Mon May 29, 2017 11:16 am

Sorry to hear of the illness in your family, hope all works out well, :handgestures-thumbupright:
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Re: Simple CCVM build

Postby S-Cackalacky » Mon May 29, 2017 11:48 pm

Thank you JayD.
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