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Old 11-23-2009, 11:22 PM   #1
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Default The MoreBeer Cooler Bulkhead - Possible Hardware Store DIY?



I want to use one of my SS 1/2" NPT thermometers on my 10gal rubbermaid cooler mashtun and came across this from Morebeer. It says its High-Temp plastic. Can I get the parts for this @ a hardware store? I know I could do Pol's version with a #5.5 Stopper, but this looks a little more leak-proof. Thanks in advance!



http://morebeer.com/view_product/175...T_x_1_2%22_FPT
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:32 PM   #2
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Interesting. They have some cheaper ones (as well as that one) available here:

http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_search...tting&parsed=1

I guess they are normally used for aquariums.

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Thanks for the link. Hmm... no indication of high-temp. i wonder if I could find one at a local pet store / aquarium store.

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They would work with a mash tun (used them before), but usually they are hard to find at an aquarium store. You'll have to go to an all saltwater fish store, or a really nice freshwater or saltwater store. Pet stores like petsmart or petco do not cary them

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For mash tun temps, you should be able to use a cpvc or hdpe bulkhead fitting. If you search the web, you should be able to find one at a price more competitive than one sold by a hobby supplier.

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