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Andrew Taylor

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Refloored the bathroom last week though took a few days having to remove sanitary ware, replace radiator and put it back together.
Something a bit more simple this time as the table is 15 years old and has been given the works by all 4 of our children so stripping it back to give it a bit of rejuvenation.
I have a similar job to do, what type of sander did you use as I was thinking of doing it by hand to be with grain rather than orbital across the grain
 

Gerryjo

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I have a similar job to do, what type of sander did you use as I was thinking of doing it by hand to be with grain rather than orbital across the grain
Just used a palm sander starting with 60 grit then 80,120 and finishing with240. Hand sanded with 240 in between coats of which I applied 4.A bit time consuming but well worth it in the end as it's like a new table.
 

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Just used a palm sander starting with 60 grit then 80,120 and finishing with240. Hand sanded with 240 in between coats of which I applied 4.A bit time consuming but well worth it in the end as it's like a new table.
Thanks, I'm just going to have to bit the bullet and go for it.
 

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So .... I am into small batch brewing and decided to experiment.. well mess about.. oh OK... play!

Mainly because my brewchamber is sat at 3C whilst my 'lagering experiment' conditions.

The first issue is how to mash when you are only using about 1Kg of malt and 2 - 3L of water.
I saw the "How to build a brewery for under £100" article (or some such title) and thought... lets scale that down.

So I have a 5L pot with a tap and internal pipe into which goes another 5L pot with a lot... a serious number of 2mm holes drilled in the bottom.

Results in the pictures ... Tap Closed
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Tap Open
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and finally Insulated
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After a 'soak test'.. no leaks which I was really proud of.. not being a practical person.
After 1hr, 5L water lost about 5C so another layer of insulation needed.

The 10L pot has just arrived for the HLT and the next step is to make a chiller to fit into a 12L Wilko Stock Pot using the screwfix 10mm pipe and bits I have seen in another article.
Stockpot to be fitted with tap, thermometer and bazooka with a gas burner underneath then all good to go

#suchfun
 

Gerryjo

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Just finished the chairs to match the bench seats I made last weekend.
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Amazing what CLS timber and an old bed can do for you.
 

dad_of_jon

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it's not over yet so I may post up achievement if I can remember them should I be successful and do a bee-gees.... ah ha ha ha staying alive, staying alive
ah ha ha ha staying aliiiiiieiiive...

(apologies for the ear worm)

well you can tell by the way I brew my wort, i'm a brewers man no time to talk....
Og high and FG low - there's no way i'd rather go.
And now it's alright, it's okay
And you may look the other way
We can try to understand , big Og's get out of hand

Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Feel the FV breakin' and the house a' shakin'
11.5 ive - i a fiive.....
 

foxy

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it's not over yet so I may post up achievement if I can remember them should I be successful and do a bee-gees.... ah ha ha ha staying alive, staying alive
ah ha ha ha staying aliiiiiieiiive...

(apologies for the ear worm)

well you can tell by the way I brew my wort, i'm a brewers man no time to talk....
Og high and FG low - there's no way i'd rather go.
And now it's alright, it's okay
And you may look the other way
We can try to understand , big Og's get out of hand

Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Feel the FV breakin' and the house a' shakin'
11.5 ive - i a fiive.....
I think you can eliminate the apostrophe 's' now, political correctness Bee Gee.wink...
A bit like 'The Carpenter'
 

Cwrw666

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Achievements so far - made and drunk an inordinate amount of beer.

And been learning to play the Ukulele. Coming on nicely.
 

Libigage

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Garden Bar, all made using pallets and stuff I had lying around and rummaging thru local industrial sites and skips. this only cost £15 for a sheet of osb for the roof. Obviously had to pay for the bar fittings
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Banbeer

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A really nice job athumb..
 

Banbeer

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Just need a keezer or kegerator to finish it off. Currently bottling but I want to keg as well.
I set up a kegerator during lockdown and it's the best thing I've done as I hate bottling.
 
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