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Old 05-15-2010, 05:06 AM   #1
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No more dirty water hoses...Just bought a water filter (dupont) and looking for some slick ideas on how to tranfer that clean H20 to the HLT. Hard plum? silicone to drain tube barb? What you guys got?

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Old 05-15-2010, 05:13 AM   #2
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I hooked up an outdoor outlet from my RO filter system, then I connect a faucet to it and let er rip.

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Old 05-15-2010, 05:23 AM   #3
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Above the HLT or with a hose?

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Old 05-15-2010, 05:45 AM   #4
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RV-grade garden hose.

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I have my filter mounted on my brew stand and just run pvc tubing from the filter to my hlt. I use a cable tie and attach it to the handle area of my keggle so the tubing aims into the pot.

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Old 05-15-2010, 10:42 AM   #6
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+1 on RV-grade garden hose. It's food grade, so why go complicated when simple will do the job. Save the complicated solutions for things which will really improve your process.

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Old 05-15-2010, 01:03 PM   #7
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+2 on the RV hose... Although I did put some QD's on the faucet... And I do have a whole house filter anyways...

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Have mine hard plumbed to above the HLT, used 3/4 PEX over from a filter, with a ball valve and some brass fittings for a downspout. My setup is three tiered and stationary, so all the plumbing is up in the ceiling and out of the way.

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Old 05-15-2010, 09:11 PM   #9
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Thanks guys.
Well I have city water that has a chemical'ish smell/taste. I do have a marine/rv hose I was using. Yesterday I bought a Dupont filter system that is supposed to reduce Chlorine (among other things) and was going to mount it on my brew stand.

I was planning on putting a T Splitter on the inlet side of the filter with a small hose (unfiltered) for cleanup, and the filtered heading to the HLT. I was just going to buy another short RV hose for the output, but then thought maybe there was another idea to avoid having yet another hose hanging around.

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