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Bob Boufford
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Username: Bobb

Post Number: 437
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 96.52.216.245
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 12:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi,

Is there any functional reasons why spigots are mounted 90 degrees from the handles on brew pots? All the DIY articles say to mount the spigots this way and all the commercially installed spigots are the same.

If I mount the spigots that way, the handles will on the pots will interfere with each other on a single tier system. Any issues mounting the spigots inline with the handles?

Thanks, Bob
 

Belly Buster Bob
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Username: Canman

Post Number: 3095
Registered: 02-2003
Posted From: 131.137.245.199
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 01:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I personally don't see any issue. I think with the commercial made units it may just be for looks. I don't think I even paid any attention to that when installing mine
 

Joe Rovito
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Username: Joez8

Post Number: 251
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 98.247.121.86
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 03:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Normally when you hold a big heavy pot, the handles are L/R. It is the safest way to put it on a stove. So if you want the liquid to come out the front, the spigot's at 90 degrees. Also, It looks 'right' way.

On my system, spigot comes out the left side where I have more room for chillers and pumps.
 

Paul Hayslett
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Username: Paulhayslett

Post Number: 2274
Registered: 02-2002
Posted From: 128.36.199.250
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 04:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not these:

http://www.blichmannengineering.com/BoilerMaker/BoilerMaker.htm

This seems to make more sense to me. You can tilt the pot with one hand to get the last bit out.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10685
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 04:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bob, since you are designing your own system, position the spigot where it makes the most sense for you.
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 742
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 209.252.39.59
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 06:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just don't put it here:


spigot
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 3806
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 69.199.10.66
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 09:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In addition to Kevin's place to not put it

you don't want it above one of the holes in the skirt. It gets very hot above one of those holes when the burner is on.
 

David Root
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Username: David_r

Post Number: 35
Registered: 12-2007
Posted From: 66.67.152.22
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 10:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If I lined the valve up with the handle, when we carry it full, the valve would hit me in the leg.

My HLT is also my fermenter. When done brewing outside, I get some one to help me carry it inside the house.

These are converted kegs.

David
 

Bob Boufford
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Username: Bobb

Post Number: 438
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 96.52.216.245
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks again for the input. Drilling commences tomorrow. (Fri)

Cheers, Bob
 

Kevin Kowalczyk
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Username: Itsfunbrewingbeer

Post Number: 744
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 209.252.39.59
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 01:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Remember, not at the top, Bob.