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Old 04-15-2006, 08:09 AM   #1
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I saw one of these on a homebrewer's website a while back. I bookmarked it, but that computer has since taken a dump, and I can't seem to find it now.

It was basically three ball valves connected to a pipe. The pipe was connected to one water source, i.e. a garden hose. It was a very ingenious design, but I can't seem to remember how it was put together. It looked like something a guy could easily put together using parts form Lowes.

What I'm looking to do is use one water input to route water to:

1) A filter, to route into my MLT and HLT
2) My pump/CFC, come cooling time (no need to run the water through a filter)
3) A plain hose with nozzle for general cleaning

Anyone seen what I'm talking about?

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Old 04-15-2006, 02:33 PM   #2
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Just go to Lowe's and get a four-way hose bib.

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I'm guessing you could make something fairly cheap. Ball valves are only a couple bucks each, and you would need three, plus some fittings. Was it a couple tees fitted together with valves off of each?

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Do you mean something like this?

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David/Monster Mash......I assuming what MM posted is what you were talking about, David? It might work, but are the internals all brass, or plastic? I'm wanting something that I can mount to my (future) brewstand, and that will hold up well over time. Plus, I'd like to have a good amount of control over the flow.

Brewsmith....yeah, that's what I'm talking about. I can probably figure it out when I get the time. I just remember seeing one on some brewer's website, but I can't find it now.

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I saw one of these on a homebrewer's website a while back. I bookmarked it, but that computer has since taken a dump, and I can't seem to find it now.
Was it something like this?

Looks like a great idea to me.

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Was it something like this?

Looks like a great idea to me.

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That's precisely the one I was referring to. Thanks much, wild!
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That's precisely the one I was referring to. Thanks much, wild!
I did notice that the fittings were all brass. There's an article at the same source regarding brass.

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Yeah, I'd seen something along those lines before, but I had forgotten the actual mixture. If I've got the $$, I'll probably just use SS.

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