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Old 07-19-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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Is there anything wrong with using Cpvc to transfer water to mash tun wort to kettle etc?

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Old 07-19-2011, 05:26 PM   #2
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I see no problem using CPVC with anything before the wort is boiled. My mash tun manifold is made of CPVC. Has worked great for 40+ batches.

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Old 07-19-2011, 06:50 PM   #3
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CPVC is used for the hot water supply in your house most likely. Its definitely ok to use for your purpose.

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Old 07-19-2011, 07:27 PM   #4
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Why couldn't you use Cpvc to transfer the boiling wort to the wort chiller if it's meant for hot water

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Old 07-19-2011, 08:18 PM   #5
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Why couldn't you use Cpvc to transfer the boiling wort to the wort chiller if it's meant for hot water
You can.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:24 PM   #6
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It's meant for hot water, but it's rated for 180* or less. I'm sure plenty of people use it at temps higher than that, but I'd rather use copper pipe for post-boil stuff.

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Old 07-19-2011, 08:29 PM   #7
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CPVC is fine at 212F with low pressure (< 10PSI).

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I know its rated to 180* F at a certain pressure. But I'm wondering if it would warp or leech stuff above that.

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I'm wondering if it would warp or leech stuff above that.
No, it remains rigid at boiling temperatures (unlike PVC).

There were a discussion about leeching concerns a month or so ago. An EPA study was posted showing low (safe) levels of potentially harmful chemicals at boiling temperatures. The study was conducted over several 12hr periods.
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No, it remains rigid at boiling temperatures (unlike PVC).

There were a discussion about leeching concerns a month or so ago. An EPA study was posted showing low (safe) levels of potentially harmful chemicals at boiling temperatures. The study was conducted over several 12hr periods.
good to know. wondering if the leechings could produce off flavor?
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