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    Now, get out your silicone plumbers' grease: ...

    Now, get out your silicone plumbers' grease:

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    I prefer this for lubricating seals in a product-contact situation like this. The grease is food-grade and water/heat resistant.

    Grease the...
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    Push the fat washer back, and reset your pullers...

    Push the fat washer back, and reset your pullers on the inner spacer:

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    And continue until that last finger is off. Remove the key from the shaft and slide the fat washer off. Now you can...
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    Continued. With your 1/2" wrench, loosen, but...

    Continued.

    With your 1/2" wrench, loosen, but don't remove this bolt:

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    You want to back the bolt out until these seals are exposed:

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    Gas valve opening cam seals replacement.

    Time to replace some more seals. This time, we're replacing the seals here:

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    You'll need:

    From Prospero:

    24 of part # LRC 004125/30--seals. These consist of a plastic ring and o-ring...
  5. Thread: CO2 Meter

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    I use this one:...

    I use this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MB93CK8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It seems to work quite well. Easy to calibrate. Has a relay output if you want to hook...
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    We spray some dilute PAA into the well before...

    We spray some dilute PAA into the well before capping. Might not make a difference, but can't hurt.
  7. Thread: Noisy solenoid

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    What kind of solenoids? What power are you using?...

    What kind of solenoids? What power are you using?

    Solenoids made for use with direct current will buzz horribly when used with alternating current. Both the coil and the core are specific for AC...
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    You should have a water pressure reducing...

    You should have a water pressure reducing regulator/anti-backflow valve set up where the water enters the brewery. 40-50 psi is pretty standard.

    If you have a pumped hot water system, you'll need...
  9. Tanks for the heads-up, Warren. We have several...

    Tanks for the heads-up, Warren. We have several pieces of kit that use Festo sensors.
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    It sure sounds to me like you're looking at a...

    It sure sounds to me like you're looking at a tear-down.

    This is one of my most dreaded jobs. First, paint diagonal lines down one of the long edges of the HX plates. This will make it immediately...
  11. I always take my emotional-support banana slug...

    I always take my emotional-support banana slug with me where ever I go. I find it's much easier than my former support animal--a 12-foot Burmese python.
  12. Thread: Keg confusion

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    Are the beer out and CO2 in lines connected...

    Are the beer out and CO2 in lines connected properly on the coupler? Beer out, center, CO2 in, side.

    Otherwise, the spear may be broken off. If the keg was overfilled, the party pump might have...
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    I think he means rolling them onto a truck and...

    I think he means rolling them onto a truck and taking them across town.

    I would look at jacketed and insulated tanks. Use self-sealing quick-disconnects on the tanks and on a glycol cooling system...
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    The Zahm and Nagel units use a...

    The Zahm and Nagel units use a pressure/temperature relation to tell you the level of carbonation in your product, not the purity of the gas.
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    Rather than leave the hoses soaking--which takes...

    Rather than leave the hoses soaking--which takes up valuable space--we leave them packed with sanitizer (PAA) and with the ends clamped together by the TC flanges. That way we can hang them out of...
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    Keep that seal wet!

    Wort will rapidly destroy the external seal on a Thompson (or any brand using the external seal)! You HAVE to use a water wash on the seal!

    Fortunately, this is easy to make. There's a threaded...
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    As BrewinLou wrote, some marker dye in the glycol...

    As BrewinLou wrote, some marker dye in the glycol is a great aide to finding leaks. It's too easy to mistake condensation for a glycol leak without the dye. We had an old fermenter develop an...
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    Well, the leak is almost certainly at a fitting....

    Well, the leak is almost certainly at a fitting. That should reduce the amount of insulation you need to strip.
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    It's the o-ring (OR 3024) inside that uppermost...

    It's the o-ring (OR 3024) inside that uppermost little valve that's held on by the spring.
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    I've had problems like this with the filler...

    I've had problems like this with the filler heads, too. Switch the heads around, and the problem stays where it was, even 'though you moved all the working parts to another location.

    If the CO2 is...
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    If the foam liner is removable, take it out, put...

    If the foam liner is removable, take it out, put the liner on your foot and put a large, heavy-duty garbage bag over the liner then put the brace on. The brace will get grungy, but your foot and the...
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    One of these:...

    One of these: https://www.micromatic.com/accessories/single-flusher-cleaning-cup-ft108

    attached to the serving tank would allow you to simply use a Sanke D keg coupler to attach to either the tank...
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    We've had our Toyota 7FBEU18 w/solid tires for...

    We've had our Toyota 7FBEU18 w/solid tires for over ten years now. It's been very reliable and requires very little maintenance. We've had to have one drive motor replaced, the seals on the rear...
  24. Renting a mobile steam generator for sterlizing?

    We're looking at using steam to better sanitize our bottling line--GAI 3003. We don't have room to install a dry steam generator, nor do we need it often. Has anyone rented one? Know of somewhere in...
  25. Thread: propane

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    I'd guess that the potential for propane to pool...

    I'd guess that the potential for propane to pool would be why our code requires two MUA vents, one within 6" of the floor, the other higher up on the wall. We use motorized louvers driven by the...
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