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Old 01-29-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
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Hey guys currently I'm working on upgrading to a RIMS system. The design I found calls for 2" Stainless steel fittings. All said and done the fittings for the element chamber in SS come to over 200$. Much more then is in the budget. Can you use copper, or brass? Does the chamber need to be 2" diameter seeing as the element is threaded for a 1" hole. I appreciate your help, pictures of your non SS RIMS heating element chamber welcome. Thanks.

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Old 01-29-2013, 10:40 PM   #2
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We used copper on one and it worked fine. Currently for sale as well if you're interested.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f16/copp...ube-fs-379690/

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I have a 1.5" kit available for $72

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I have a 1.5" kit available for $72
Thanks for the tip, you have a great site too. I will keep you in mind.
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