10.05.2010

Brew Garage: One step closer.

The electric brew kettle isn't any closer to completion, but, the garage floor is cleaner.  It's been a while since I've mentioned it, but, I'm turning it into a brew garage.  The biggest challenge was getting it cleaned out.  We had so much stuff in there.

Now it feels like a cavern!  Next step patching the floor.

2 comments:

Splobucket said...

Hey I'm stoked to see how your electric brew kettle will come out. I've done a lot of DIY system construction myself.

How's that epoxy garage floor? Easy to install?

Adam said...

Well, I'll try to get some pictures up. So far it's been surfing homebrew forums, learning about electricity & wiring and sourcing the pieces. Home Depot and Lowes so far, but, I still need a nut, high temp o-ring and GFCI.

It seems the garage floor is all about the prep. Here's what I've done so far.

- clean garage & organize
- life gets in the way
- clean garage & organize
- life gets in the way
- clean garage & organize
- buy carport tent as staging area for garage stuff
- find places to put stuff other than back in the garage
- research prepping the 60 year old floor
- clean with heavy duty cleaner
- test phosphoric acid for etching
- use paint stripper to remove paint spots from previous owner
- clean with heavy duty cleaner including power washing

Next up...

- tear out old crappy workbench from previous owner
- clean with heavy duty cleaner one more time (power wash)
- etch with phosphoric acid
- mix up the batch and apply (takes an hour or two)