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Offline liquidbrewing

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Looking for large Cleanup sink
« on: July 20, 2013, 03:46:09 PM »
So, my next upgrade,  is an exterior cleaning station.  Ideally, the sink will need to be big enough to accommodate cleaning my carboys, soda kegs, and keggles and it'd be nice if it was big enough to take my Coleman Extreme 70whatever qt cooler.  Anybody know of a sink this big? 

My keggles are 24" high so the faucet height and sink bottom would need to be that minimum.  I'm currently cleaning my carboys and soda kegs inside, it's kind of a pain and cleaning the keggles and mash tun in the yard, not fun when it rains.  I have a small exterior sink with water and drain line ran already, was planning on removing it, if I can find the right setup.
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Re: Looking for large Cleanup sink
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2013, 05:27:13 PM »
Look in the home improvement store for Utility sink.
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Re: Looking for large Cleanup sink
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2013, 07:20:13 PM »
I bought mine from Lowes. Works great for cleanup and yesterday I spliced into the line after the filter to hook in an RV hose for our brewing water. I think I dropped $100 on the sink. Well worth it!
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Re: Looking for large Cleanup sink
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2013, 09:16:20 PM »
Get a plastic utility sink and put a bottle washer on the faucet end. You can get most of the gunk out with a few sprays of warm water then a soak in your cleaner of choice. It works for kegs, carboys and bottles.

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Re: Looking for large Cleanup sink
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2013, 05:45:42 AM »
I used a 24" by 36" Mop Basin as my cleanup station.  I placed it on a pedestal so that it was at about the right height.  I use a typical shower fixture to control the water.  There is a 5' long washing machine water supply line with a hose-end sprayer attached to the shower pipe.  The walls are covered with the plastic panels used in bathrooms.  It has proven to be quite effective.

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Re: Looking for large Cleanup sink
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2013, 12:07:10 PM »
Thanks Martin!   That's exactly what I was thinking of!  Now to start saving...
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Re: Looking for large Cleanup sink
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2013, 07:26:24 AM »
I picked up a stainless, large three basin sink with returns from a restaurant that was going out of business.  Each sink is 24x24x18.  Easily fitting two buckets in each sink. 

Best part was the banker that handled the sale was an avid homebrewer. 

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Re: Looking for large Cleanup sink
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2013, 06:28:05 PM »
My stainless steel mansink along with the commercial faucet with diverter and hose spray thingy were bought new online.  Had them delivered to my plumber, who installed it in the laundry room.  They also installed the pump which is on the floor, because the house does not have a floor-level drain in the basement.  Holds my B3 12 gal. conical fermenter, buckets, kegs, etc., and I love it.

Total cost was fairly unreasonable ??? but what the heck, I really wanted it, and the Spousal Unit loves the fact that my entire cleaning, rinsing, soaking operations are now out of the kitchen.

Since installing, I also put a table in the corner to the right of the sink that holds my bottle tree and some other stuff, and also a wire rack which hangs down from above.  The rack holds pretty much anything (buckets, hoses, etc.), which I put up wet and they drip right into the sink to dry.  I also put a slash-guard on the left side to keep spray from hitting the water heater.

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