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Old 05-05-2011, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default Building my first Mash Tun!

Scored a 52qt igloo cooler and its going to become my first mash tun very soon. i've been researching and think i have the hardware figured out for getting the ball valve in place (attached image). Am i missing anything?

Also, still need to figure out how to do the false bottom / manifold. I'm thinking a stainless braided hose connected to both sides of the "T", but not sure how to connect them to the "T". Thoughts?

Please help me if i'm doing this wrong or build my confidence if i'm right.

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Old 05-05-2011, 08:37 PM   #2
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You can use threaded hose barbs like what goes on the outside to hook your drain hose to, just slip the braid over and clamp using stainless hose clamps.

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Just built mine like that.
Tip, ensure the part passing through the cooler wall is without threads until it is inside and outside. Mine leaked as the water followed the thread. Use white silicone tape. Lube the washers with something. May want to add a washer or two to outside smooth part to keep things tight.

THREAD___SMOOTH-Part-Passes-Cooler-Wall____Thread.

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You can use threaded hose barbs like what goes on the outside to hook your drain hose to, just slip the braid over and clamp using stainless hose clamps.
like this?
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Just built mine like that.
Tip, ensure the part passing through the cooler wall is without threads until it is inside and outside. Mine leaked as the water followed the thread. Use white silicone tape. Lube the washers with something. May want to add a washer or two to outside smooth part to keep things tight.

THREAD___SMOOTH-Part-Passes-Cooler-Wall____Thread.
So this (http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...&product_id=77) instead of this (http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...roduct_id=55)?
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You may also want to consider Bobby_M's No-Leak MLT bulkhead design

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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/diy-...d-cost-243974/



Wrote this earlier today.
You're setup looks fine.
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Item #6 being the part to pay attention to...
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