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Old 05-18-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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Here's a pic of my new auto filler. It's not quite done as I still have to put some rubber feet on it and I was thinking of a rubber or cork base for the bottles. Flat black isn't the best color but I had a can of it on hand.

It adjusts to fill the extra tall bottle down to beer bottles & 375 size bottles.

This weekend I'll have some time to test it with the vacuum pump and water. Once I get that working well I have 3 carboys to empty.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:21 PM   #2
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That is so cool. I like the large base also as it has to be clamped down when bottling. So what do you think your total cost will be minus the pump and over flow bottle. I know those heads are very expensive to as I had to replace part of mine due to OE.

 
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:23 PM   #3
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That's really neat, Rob. Would love to see it in action. Nice job.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:00 PM   #4
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Thanks! I will do a little video of it when I get it going.
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Rob did you get your head from St Pats?

 
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Rob it turned out great. See it turned out without me giving you an exact pattern.

Dan those heads aren't that expensive from St. Pats. The stainless ones are but the plastic ones are reasonable.
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Rich your right. It was because I had to get the whole $55.00 unit instead of what I broke is why I was thinking it was. I may have been able to get the parts but I was ready to bottle and didn't want to mess around if the parts weren't right. I can't believe the stainless is like $300.00 more.

 
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Definitely interested in seeing some pics of this in action plus cost!
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Great job Rob! Wow, that model has a long filler huh!

 
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Very nice Rob. If you have access to any vinyl you might want to put a round piece where the bottle sits. That area will get scratched up real quick, at least it is with the wooden one that I made.

 
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