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Old 02-18-2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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Default Easy (lazy) siphon sanitation

Maybe I'm just ultra lazy, but I got really tired of flipping, spraying, or slowly running starsan on or through all those tall things that stick up above the waterline in a 5 gallon bucket....autosiphon, thief, etc. So I picked up a large piece of PVC pipe and a cap, glued them together, and for $7 I can now completely submerge everything.

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Old 02-18-2013, 07:50 PM   #2
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Great idea. Many people use a wallpapering tray for this but that don't have them at the local hardware store, so I might build one of these. I think I just need a cap...

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Old 02-19-2013, 02:31 AM   #3
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That's cool

the other thing i saw somewhere (brewgeeks i think) was to lie them down in a big flat rectangular tub thingie. The kind that are made for "under bed storage"

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Old 02-19-2013, 09:27 PM   #4
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I did that but I used a different fitting at the bottom and then attached a small piece of 3/4" plywood to it to serve as a base so it will stand on its own.

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Old 02-19-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
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Good idea!

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Old 02-26-2013, 01:21 AM   #6
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any recommendations for getting just 3' of pvc without having to buy a whole 10' section?

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Sheldon I just bought those two pieces you see there on a whim while grabbing some unrelated stuff at Lowe's. I did a quick search of their website and the smallest segment I saw was 5', but the Lowe's here in town had stuff shorter than that. I did have to cut off a bit of the racking cane as it didn't fit all the way down, but it functions fine.

I didn't think of the paint pans until after I read the posts here though, and I think I might move to that. I just bought a Fastrack and had this crazy vision of some piping that would allow me to pump sanitizer into all the bottles at once. A fun excuse to learn how to buy a torch and sweat copper, right?

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Old 02-27-2013, 02:30 PM   #8
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I was at either HD and they only had 2' or 10' section. I have a plumber friend bringing me a 3' 4" diameter piece. That should be long and wide enough for my racking can and beer/wine thief. Not sure what else I would need to put in there.

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Works great until it falls over while full of solution.

I just use cheap rectangular tubs and just put a couple inches in the bottom and soak the siphons/thief/paddle

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Drill a hole at the top, hang it on a nail. Bada bing.

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