- Oct 17, 2015
- Reaction score
- Near Walsall west midlands
Amazing - I searched all over Google about a month ago to find a solution to this problem and definitely didn't find this. Only thing i found was a temperature strip type thing which had been discontinued because it didn't work!
just a quick revisit to this thread,did you eventually get your floats sutty and did they work as intended because try as I did I couldn't get a diy kinder egg one to work properlyI have 3 of these on order - I'll post a report once I have tried them. Worked out at about Ã¯Â¿Â½ÃÂ£15 each with postage.
Had same trouble with the diy model and upping the magnet strength just clamped the bugger thru the keg wall so didn't fall,I think on this occasion its a room 101 ideaI got them, but found that if a float lost contact with the magnet outside when a keg was moved (which happened every time), I was unable to "recapture" the float to make the system work. Maybe it would work with a bigger/stronger magnet.
hmm,so how much are they delivered and can they be copied efficiently?Well I tried the replacement floats the manufacturer sent, and its been a great success! The magnet seems much stronger - strong enough to hold the float in place with the other (supplied) magnet on the outside, with the float suspended at the top of the keg whilst you fill it, the external magnet is then replaced with a ball bearing, and it works well! I did forget to replace the bearing with the magnet to move the keg and the bearing fell off, but I easily "recaptured" the float using the magnet and replaced the bearing.
The second float is in the next batch in my fridge, and I suspect it will work just as well.
The only downside is seeing how fast you are getting through a keg! :-)
All in all I can recommend the system!