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dblee50 05-04-2007 03:50 PM

Plumbing Sanitation Question
I'm about to put together a plastic conical fermentator I'm getting from US Plastics. My idea is to bring the drain valve out horizontally. To do so I'll use a 2" nipple, 2" elbow, 2 to 1" reducer, 1" nipple, 1" ss ball valve, and a 1 to 1/2" barbed fitting. The parts in between the tank and the valve are polypropylene.

My concern is this: Will the wort find its way into the threads and create contamination problems? I don't want to have to take this apart each time to clean and sanitize. Is there a better way? I need to make the 90 degree turn due to height restriction in ferminator.

stout55 05-04-2007 05:04 PM

Cant U build leg extensions? Or just build your own base the hieght U want it?
I know not everybody has a welder, but if U do this would be the way I would go.
If fact I am thinking of buying the 15 gal but without the stand so I can build to suit my needs........

dblee50 05-04-2007 09:54 PM

That's what I am planning to do too. The stand USP sells makes the tank too high to fit in my fermentator, so I plan to construct one that will work. To do that, I need to turn the drain out, requiring all the pieces I mentioned.

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