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Old 10-12-2011, 01:29 AM   #1761
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I bought a 3/4" x 18" water heater connector instead of the 1/2" diameter... Will this still work or should I go look for a 1/2"?

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

Just seems real big compared to the fittings that will go on each side. But will this matter if I zip tie it down real good?

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I'd get the 1/2. The larger diameter hose won't really benefit you, and may just cause more dead space.
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:23 AM   #1762
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to anyone considering whether to get a kettle screen or construct one, i'd really recommend getting one for the $18-20 they cost. they're incredibly sturdy and do not require structural reinforcement. they twist out and can be cleaned, whereas the water heater screens are very fragile.

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Old 10-12-2011, 05:35 PM   #1763
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To chime in on that note of structural integrity, you could also make a CPVC manifold. Mine works wonderfully.

The picture shows it upside-down to show the holes I made.

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Old 10-13-2011, 05:50 PM   #1764
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Great write-up! I will be using this for sure. Thanks

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Old 10-13-2011, 05:59 PM   #1765
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I'd get the 1/2. The larger diameter hose won't really benefit you, and may just cause more dead space.
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The larger diameter is fine and will not contribute to dead space. The only dead space is below the outlet in the cooler.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:06 PM   #1766
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i just did this build but a little simpler somehow tweak... i used 1/2 inch ball valve and needing no o rings just the original seal from the cooler with one washer tightened up against it..also used a tee to make a loop instead of the one line of ss braid, testing it right now for an hour at 145 to see my temp loss. As far as leaks i've been looking meticulously and not one drip! can't wait to do my first 5 gallon ag batch

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Old 10-15-2011, 08:13 PM   #1767
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Thanks for this. I just made mine as per the instructions. Now I just need a turkey fryer and wort chiller and I will be going all grain.

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Old 10-15-2011, 09:33 PM   #1768
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I made the same thing using the original instructions but inside instead of the hose and clamps I purchased a screen with. 1/2 inch male end. And got a 3/8 to 1/2 female end to connect it to.

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Old 10-16-2011, 09:02 PM   #1769
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will this supply hose work? the guy at Home Depot said they don't make them in SS anymore...

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

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Old 10-16-2011, 09:11 PM   #1770
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will this supply hose work? the guy at Home Depot said they don't make them in SS anymore...

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053
No I think you want it to be ss. And if hd doesn't have it try lowes. But I'm pretty dang sure hd has them
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