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Old 02-08-2011, 11:30 PM   #1
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Default AHS false bottom = too small (solved)

I just got this thing from AHS and guess what? The diameter is a good .75 inches too small to fit in my standard rubbermaid 10 gallon cooler. I ordered the 12 inch. I'm more than a bit annoyed now. What am I supposed to do with this thing?

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Old 02-08-2011, 11:34 PM   #2
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I didn't get mine from AHS but it looks the same, and it's not too small, it isn't the full diameter of the cooler but it just sits on the bottom... you're not trying to use it upside down are you? Dome side goes up.

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Old 02-08-2011, 11:38 PM   #3
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i have the same one and i actually enjoy the size of it. I have a bulkhead sticking out inside the cooler and with the size of the false bottom i can just angle it around it every brew day to clean it and such. But back to your point, i wouldn't be worried about the size, it should do its job none the less.

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Old 02-08-2011, 11:39 PM   #4
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I have their 12" domed false bottom in my 10 gallon Gatorade (like yours) and its perfect. Not sure what might be wrong

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Old 02-08-2011, 11:44 PM   #5
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I think I figured out what I was doing wrong. I thought it was supposed to be a flat screen elevated a few inches above the cooler bottom under which you could have a normal SS braid. No, the gizmo on the top is supposed to run into the ball valve, as the whole thing sits on the bottom of the cooler. Huh. Not as cool as I was hoping it was. I guess it'll still keep my from mashing the crap out of my SS braid as I plan to use copper, so i guess it's okay.

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Old 02-08-2011, 11:48 PM   #6
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I use high temp thermoplastic tubing for the connection. It's flexible, so I can just pull the false bottom out easily after mashing for cleaning it and the cooler.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...ic-tubing.html

I think it's a 3/8" ID connection on the false bottom I have, and my ball valve is 3/8".

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Old 02-09-2011, 12:44 AM   #7
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Frodo, great area your living at, Nevada city a must mototcycle stop visiting dads friend and family going back 1946 SoCal Muroc Dry lake speed runs.

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Old 02-09-2011, 12:53 AM   #8
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Definitely a nice area. Expensive though, but where in California isn't?

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Old 02-09-2011, 01:57 AM   #9
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I just got this thing from AHS and guess what? The diameter is a good .75 inches too small to fit in my standard rubbermaid 10 gallon cooler. I ordered the 12 inch. I'm more than a bit annoyed now. What am I supposed to do with this thing?
Dude...whhaaa???? Are you buying things without knowing what they are? I have this exact bottom from AHS and it is fantastic. I hit 80-85% efficency everytime. It rocks. It fits just perfect. Add a line to your ball valve, done, and you are a hero.
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:40 AM   #10
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Definitely a nice area. Expensive though, but where in California isn't?
Rather sad I remember the late 60's thru 70's a quiet riding area up your way then up to Quincy before city people spread out into your area.
Called progress, no just too many people escaping the rat races.
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