Carbon filter for brewing water?
  • scoobscoob
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    I'm moved in to the new house and am in the process of setting up a brauhaus in the basement.

    I will be piping cold water to where I will be brewing and was thinking of adding in an activated carbon filter to take care of chlorine and whatnot.

    I figure I would add a poll to get opinions, please let me know what you think and explain your thoughts!


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  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    What does your water taste like?
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    find out if it chlorinated first.
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  • scoobscoob
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    What does your water taste like?



    find out if it chlorinated first.



    It's not bad drinking water, has the well water slight odor though, I can't taste or smell any chlorine.

    The city hall is literally at the end of our street. I'm going to see if the city well water is chlorinated or they use chloramine. I'm hoping simple chlorine.
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  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    scoob said:

    What does your water taste like?



    find out if it chlorinated first.



    It's not bad drinking water, has the well water slight odor though, I can't taste or smell any chlorine.

    The city hall is literally at the end of our street. I'm going to see if the city well water is chlorinated or they use chloramine. I'm hoping simple chlorine.


    Taste some chiled boiled water. If that's good it doesn't rwaly mater what they put in it... Unless you have a really bad taste in water, but if that's true your taste in beer will match.
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  • C_BC_B
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    I like swag. That's why I said add one. Complicated!

    Also, run hot water too!!
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  • ThymThym
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    a filter is never a bad choice, even if the water tastes pretty good.

    as for hot water, it would make cleanup a lot easier.
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  • scoobscoob
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    Lakewood said:

    a filter is never a bad choice, even if the water tastes pretty good.

    as for hot water, it would make cleanup a lot easier.


    True, I might could run a hot water line too
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  • ThymThym
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    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    a filter is never a bad choice, even if the water tastes pretty good.

    as for hot water, it would make cleanup a lot easier.


    True, I might could run a hot water line too


    run PEX. it's easy.
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  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    Lakewood said:

    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    a filter is never a bad choice, even if the water tastes pretty good.

    as for hot water, it would make cleanup a lot easier.


    True, I might could run a hot water line too


    run PEX. it's easy.


    Or put an old garden hose on your washer hookup, works for hot water too.
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • C_BC_B
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    Lakewood said:

    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    a filter is never a bad choice, even if the water tastes pretty good.

    as for hot water, it would make cleanup a lot easier.


    True, I might could run a hot water line too


    run PEX. it's easy.


    This. Way easy.
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  • ThymThym
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    Lakewood said:

    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    a filter is never a bad choice, even if the water tastes pretty good.

    as for hot water, it would make cleanup a lot easier.


    True, I might could run a hot water line too


    run PEX. it's easy.


    Or put an old garden hose on your washer hookup, works for hot water too.


    A) wtf
    B) if the laundry is already down there, aren't there water lines and drains accessible?
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  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    Lakewood said:

    Lakewood said:

    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    a filter is never a bad choice, even if the water tastes pretty good.

    as for hot water, it would make cleanup a lot easier.


    True, I might could run a hot water line too


    run PEX. it's easy.


    Or put an old garden hose on your washer hookup, works for hot water too.


    A) wtf
    B) if the laundry is already down there, aren't there water lines and drains accessible?


    Answer key:
    A) think less.
    B) they ,make really long hoses, but I guess pics are banned here.
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  • scoobscoob
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    No laundry down in the basement so I'm going to have to pipe it in to the capped off stubs in the rafters.

    I will take pics tonight
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  • ThymThym
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    scoob said:



    I will take pics tonight



    Sweet
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  • scoobscoob
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    Home at last, time to take pics of an unfinished basement
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  • scoobscoob
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    Wow, shitty low light pics...
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  • scoobscoob
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    Here are a few pics..
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  • scoobscoob
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    Sorry bout the quality.

    This is the nook where the boiling will be happening, and the cold water pipe stub
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  • scoobscoob
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    And some brewing stuff.

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  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    Don't keep propane tanks inside.
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  • scoobscoob
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    Don't keep propane tanks inside.



    They are empty for shipping, but on their way into the garage for storage now that it's cleared out.
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  • scoobscoob
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    The three full ones are on the back patio with the grill
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  • ThymThym
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    Don't keep propane tanks inside.



    Unless you like kaboom.
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  • scoobscoob
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    Lakewood said:

    Don't keep propane tanks inside.



    Unless you like kaboom.


    I prefer qwisp cerial
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  • ThymThym
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    So, those pipe stubs. You have hot and cold already down there? Just hook a couple valves on them and viola.
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  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    scoob said:

    Don't keep propane tanks inside.



    They are empty for shipping, but on their way into the garage for storage now that it's cleared out.


    The valves leak even more when they are empty. Unless they've been flushed, but that has its own problems, keep them outside.
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  • scoobscoob
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    For the record, the empties are actually under vacuum for safe travel, and also to prevent rust from moisture in the empty tanks the RV shop in phoenix prepped em for the move across country,
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  • scoobscoob
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    Lakewood said:

    So, those pipe stubs. You have hot and cold already down there? Just hook a couple valves on them and viola.



    Yup. It's a simple matter of sweating some copper to em and dropping it down the wall by the nook
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  • scoobscoob
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    And pex is not to code here in this town, no pex, and no pvc drains/vents on buildings taller than three floors.
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  • scoobscoob
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    I'm within the 3 floor limit, but the pex bit is a bit of a pain
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  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    scoob said:

    And pex is not to code here in this town, no pex, and no pvc drains/vents on buildings taller than three floors.



    And a non licensed plumber doing the work isn't to code. So use pex you tool.
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  • C_BC_B
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    Copper to pex. Then run pex. Cheaper and less heat loss. Copper is cheaper if you have more fittings that pipe though.
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  • C_BC_B
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    scoob said:

    I'm within the 3 floor limit, but the pex bit is a bit of a pain



    Well if you're comfortable with copper, by all means. I prefer copper.
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    scoob said:

    And pex is not to code here in this town, no pex, and no pvc drains/vents on buildings taller than three floors.



    And a non licensed plumber doing the work isn't to code. So use pex you tool.

    Unless it's their own residence. Then the work still has to be to code, not the worker. In Ohio anyway.
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  • scoobscoob
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    C_B said:

    scoob said:

    And pex is not to code here in this town, no pex, and no pvc drains/vents on buildings taller than three floors.



    And a non licensed plumber doing the work isn't to code. So use pex you tool.

    Unless it's their own residence. Then the work still has to be to code, not the worker. In Ohio anyway.


    Since it's a rental I need to be able to leave the piping in place so it needs to pass code, I'm certainly not ripping out a load of plumbing before I leave.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    scoob said:

    And pex is not to code here in this town, no pex, and no pvc drains/vents on buildings taller than three floors.



    jerks.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    C_B said:

    scoob said:

    And pex is not to code here in this town, no pex, and no pvc drains/vents on buildings taller than three floors.



    And a non licensed plumber doing the work isn't to code. So use pex you tool.

    Unless it's their own residence. Then the work still has to be to code, not the worker. In Ohio anyway.


    same for illinois.
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    although, each township can create their own wacky rules, so you never know.
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  • scoobscoob
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    I would rather be up to code than stress about having to pull it out should I leave. I could leave copper pipe behind with no worry.
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    Are you going to use propane burners in the basement? That just seems like a really bad idea. I've brewed in the garage in the winter with the garage door mostly closed, and I got light headed. That was probably only 15 min from passing out dead. I opened the garage doors and flushed put the CO.
  • ThymThym
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    Benvarine said:

    Are you going to use propane burners in the basement? That just seems like a really bad idea. I've brewed in the garage in the winter with the garage door mostly closed, and I got light headed. That was probably only 15 min from passing out dead. I opened the garage doors and flushed put the CO.



    He is planning on putting in a hood.... Hopefully he brewcasts his innagural brewday so one of us can call 911 as soon as he hits the floor.
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  • scoobscoob
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    Lakewood said:

    Benvarine said:

    Are you going to use propane burners in the basement? That just seems like a really bad idea. I've brewed in the garage in the winter with the garage door mostly closed, and I got light headed. That was probably only 15 min from passing out dead. I opened the garage doors and flushed put the CO.



    He is planning on putting in a hood.... Hopefully he brewcasts his innagural brewday so one of us can call 911 as soon as he hits the floor.


    The hood cfm is going to be spec'd out per commercial guidelines to be sure there isn't any issues, I also have a few CO detectors to keep check on it

    With enough fresh air coming in, and the hood pulling out in the neighborhood of 2000+ cfm everything should be ok till I convert to natty gas
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  • ThymThym
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    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    Benvarine said:

    Are you going to use propane burners in the basement? That just seems like a really bad idea. I've brewed in the garage in the winter with the garage door mostly closed, and I got light headed. That was probably only 15 min from passing out dead. I opened the garage doors and flushed put the CO.



    He is planning on putting in a hood.... Hopefully he brewcasts his innagural brewday so one of us can call 911 as soon as he hits the floor.


    The hood cfm is going to be spec'd out per commercial guidelines to be sure there isn't any issues, I also have a few CO detectors to keep check on it

    With enough fresh air coming in, and the hood pulling out in the neighborhood of 2000+ cfm everything should be ok till I convert to natty gas


    or just switch to natty light and you wont care if CO takes you.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • scoobscoob
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    Lakewood said:

    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    Benvarine said:

    Are you going to use propane burners in the basement? That just seems like a really bad idea. I've brewed in the garage in the winter with the garage door mostly closed, and I got light headed. That was probably only 15 min from passing out dead. I opened the garage doors and flushed put the CO.



    He is planning on putting in a hood.... Hopefully he brewcasts his innagural brewday so one of us can call 911 as soon as he hits the floor.


    The hood cfm is going to be spec'd out per commercial guidelines to be sure there isn't any issues, I also have a few CO detectors to keep check on it

    With enough fresh air coming in, and the hood pulling out in the neighborhood of 2000+ cfm everything should be ok till I convert to natty gas


    or just switch to natty light and you wont care if CO takes you.


    CO would be the better choice....
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    Benvarine said:

    Are you going to use propane burners in the basement? That just seems like a really bad idea. I've brewed in the garage in the winter with the garage door mostly closed, and I got light headed. That was probably only 15 min from passing out dead. I opened the garage doors and flushed put the CO.



    He is planning on putting in a hood.... Hopefully he brewcasts his innagural brewday so one of us can call 911 as soon as he hits the floor.


    The hood cfm is going to be spec'd out per commercial guidelines to be sure there isn't any issues, I also have a few CO detectors to keep check on it

    With enough fresh air coming in, and the hood pulling out in the neighborhood of 2000+ cfm everything should be ok till I convert to natty gas


    or just switch to natty light and you wont care if CO takes you.


    CO would be the better choice....


    and less calories!
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  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    Benvarine said:

    Are you going to use propane burners in the basement? That just seems like a really bad idea. I've brewed in the garage in the winter with the garage door mostly closed, and I got light headed. That was probably only 15 min from passing out dead. I opened the garage doors and flushed put the CO.



    He is planning on putting in a hood.... Hopefully he brewcasts his innagural brewday so one of us can call 911 as soon as he hits the floor.


    The hood cfm is going to be spec'd out per commercial guidelines to be sure there isn't any issues, I also have a few CO detectors to keep check on it

    With enough fresh air coming in, and the hood pulling out in the neighborhood of 2000+ cfm everything should be ok till I convert to natty gas


    or just switch to natty light and you wont care if CO takes you.


    CO would be the better choice....


    and less calories!


    Fewer.
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • scoobscoob
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    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    Benvarine said:

    Are you going to use propane burners in the basement? That just seems like a really bad idea. I've brewed in the garage in the winter with the garage door mostly closed, and I got light headed. That was probably only 15 min from passing out dead. I opened the garage doors and flushed put the CO.



    He is planning on putting in a hood.... Hopefully he brewcasts his innagural brewday so one of us can call 911 as soon as he hits the floor.


    The hood cfm is going to be spec'd out per commercial guidelines to be sure there isn't any issues, I also have a few CO detectors to keep check on it

    With enough fresh air coming in, and the hood pulling out in the neighborhood of 2000+ cfm everything should be ok till I convert to natty gas


    or just switch to natty light and you wont care if CO takes you.


    CO would be the better choice....


    and less calories!


    Fewer.


    Ha!

    Grammar police....
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    Benvarine said:

    Are you going to use propane burners in the basement? That just seems like a really bad idea. I've brewed in the garage in the winter with the garage door mostly closed, and I got light headed. That was probably only 15 min from passing out dead. I opened the garage doors and flushed put the CO.



    He is planning on putting in a hood.... Hopefully he brewcasts his innagural brewday so one of us can call 911 as soon as he hits the floor.


    The hood cfm is going to be spec'd out per commercial guidelines to be sure there isn't any issues, I also have a few CO detectors to keep check on it

    With enough fresh air coming in, and the hood pulling out in the neighborhood of 2000+ cfm everything should be ok till I convert to natty gas


    or just switch to natty light and you wont care if CO takes you.


    CO would be the better choice....


    and less calories!


    Fewer.


    banned.
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  • JayrizzleJayrizzle
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    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    Benvarine said:

    Are you going to use propane burners in the basement? That just seems like a really bad idea. I've brewed in the garage in the winter with the garage door mostly closed, and I got light headed. That was probably only 15 min from passing out dead. I opened the garage doors and flushed put the CO.



    He is planning on putting in a hood.... Hopefully he brewcasts his innagural brewday so one of us can call 911 as soon as he hits the floor.


    The hood cfm is going to be spec'd out per commercial guidelines to be sure there isn't any issues, I also have a few CO detectors to keep check on it

    With enough fresh air coming in, and the hood pulling out in the neighborhood of 2000+ cfm everything should be ok till I convert to natty gas


    or just switch to natty light and you wont care if CO takes you.


    CO would be the better choice....


    and less calories!


    Fewer.


    banned.


    That's not a sentence.
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    scoob said:

    Lakewood said:

    Benvarine said:

    Are you going to use propane burners in the basement? That just seems like a really bad idea. I've brewed in the garage in the winter with the garage door mostly closed, and I got light headed. That was probably only 15 min from passing out dead. I opened the garage doors and flushed put the CO.



    He is planning on putting in a hood.... Hopefully he brewcasts his innagural brewday so one of us can call 911 as soon as he hits the floor.


    The hood cfm is going to be spec'd out per commercial guidelines to be sure there isn't any issues, I also have a few CO detectors to keep check on it

    With enough fresh air coming in, and the hood pulling out in the neighborhood of 2000+ cfm everything should be ok till I convert to natty gas


    or just switch to natty light and you wont care if CO takes you.


    CO would be the better choice....


    and less calories!


    Fewer.


    banned.


    That's not a sentence.


    sure it is.
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  • BenvarineBenvarine
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    Send some details on the hood. I want to eventually move to the basement too and do electric but want a hood for all the vapor. Looks like a fun project.
  • scoobscoob
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    Benvarine said:

    Send some details on the hood. I want to eventually move to the basement too and do electric but want a hood for all the vapor. Looks like a fun project.



    I will be posting up a thread once I'm set to move forward on the build
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