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TimApNy
post Jan 11 2008, 09:47 PM
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I found that with my move coming up I was very short on the number of boxes I needed to transport my carboys. It seems that a few years ago I gave a number of my boxes to a certain brother (I think TerryC might know him) because he was moving and I no plans to. Well, times changed I found myself with a problem. So I formed myself a plan and got to work.

Here is the final result of my plan.

Here are my new boxes for my 5, 6 and 6.5 gallon carboys
(IMG:http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/TimApNy/IMG_1081.jpg)

Here is where I plan to store my 1 gallon carboys
(IMG:http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/TimApNy/IMG_1082.jpg)

and last but not least my 1/2 growlers
(IMG:http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b117/TimApNy/IMG_1083.jpg)

For the 1 gallon and 1/2 gallon jugs I plan to make cardboard dividers to keep them seperated, but I just don't have the time now. I also plan to run my sander over them also to make them look a bit prettier.

I hope this will also allow me to stack all the carboys on there side so they will take up less room also.

Tim
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Brian72
post Jan 11 2008, 09:56 PM
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cool man. Those kinda remind me of the wooden Anheiser Busch (sp) boxes I had years ago (pre-ex wife). I wish I could get some more of those.
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post Jan 12 2008, 01:24 AM
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Pretty cool, I think I will need to make a few of those for my self!
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post Jan 12 2008, 07:24 AM
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Nice work! I use plastic milk crates to tote around my glass carboys, but they don't
go as high as those you made.

Be a pain lifting those out of the boxes if they were full though.
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post Jan 12 2008, 07:57 AM
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Cool....nice work

I wonder if you could string a bunch together with dryer hose (or something) and a fan to set up some sort of modular cooling boxes.

S
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post Jan 12 2008, 08:58 AM
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Those are SWEET!!! If you were to cutout holes into the bottom of these boxes and turned them upsode down you could use them as fermentor light shields (the airlock would stick out the top).

And now for the questions:
Are the corners glued and nailed?
What is the thickness of the ply ends - 3/4? Is that 1/8" luan for the sides?
Do they rack when pressed? Will the carboy boxes need interior corner bracing?
Any plans for lids?


Nice work. Thanks for posting.
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post Jan 12 2008, 09:57 AM
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Those look very nice. How much do they weigh? Seems like plywood, glass carboys, and 5gal of beer would be quite heavy if you were to use them when the carboys were full.
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post Jan 12 2008, 10:50 AM
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QUOTE(sfranklin @ Jan 12 2008, 06:57 AM) *
Cool....nice work

I wonder if you could string a bunch together with dryer hose (or something) and a fan to set up some sort of modular cooling boxes.

S


I think you could. if doing so, insulate the boxes with that rigid pink styrofoam insulation. I have a carboy cooling 'box' I made out of that stuff, and its cooled by the a/c vent on the floor. I just situate it so half the air vent blows inside the box.
when its 98 outside, its usually only 70F in the box/fermenter.
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