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Old 08-13-2011, 08:38 PM   #1
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Default CPVC MLT Mainfold To Glue or To Not Glue...

That is the question. Any reason why I would/wouldnt glue together?

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Old 08-13-2011, 08:48 PM   #2
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IMO, it's best not to glue it all together, mostly for cleaning reasons. However, you can easily have the best of both worlds. Just drill a small pilot hole through the fittings where they mate with the pipe and use some small SS sheet metal screws to hold it together. One screw at each junction would do it. More than likely it would stay together without the screws, but that depends on how much you knock it around when you stir the mash. It would not be fun if it came apart mid-mash, so a little insurance would be prudent. You could also glue part of it and use screws on the rest. Brew on!

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Old 08-13-2011, 08:57 PM   #3
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No glue here, no issues. Clean easily, holds together just fine.

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Old 08-13-2011, 10:27 PM   #4
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+1 on no glue.

Great idea with the SS screws!

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Old 08-13-2011, 11:07 PM   #5
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I don't glue mine. I have a few joints that are getting loose I just give them a wrap or 2 with some teflon tape problem solved.

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Old 08-14-2011, 02:23 AM   #6
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I hadn't glued mine for years, but mine is octagonal shaped, and it came apart a couple of times so I glued it. I left three locations unglued so I can take it apart and that has worked well for me.

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Old 08-14-2011, 03:57 AM   #7
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had to screw mine together. it came apart while stirring the mash. had to just pull the manifold out and run through a paint strainer bag that i was going to use for hops

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Old 08-14-2011, 04:14 PM   #8
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I hadn't glued mine for years, but mine is octagonal shaped, and it came apart a couple of times so I glued it. I left three locations unglued so I can take it apart and that has worked well for me.
Thinking I might have to go this route. I am just worried about it coming apart during the mash. Its tight on most joint but there are some that arent...
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Mine came apart yesterday so I'm looking to see what the best approach might be.

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Old 08-22-2011, 02:53 PM   #10
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Thinking I might have to go this route. I am just worried about it coming apart during the mash. Its tight on most joint but there are some that arent...
Why would you be worried? I built mine to fit tightly in my cooler MLT so that it wouldn't come apart during the mash. Are you using a cooler or a keggle or what?
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