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Old 01-06-2012, 08:08 PM   #21
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i guess that where I was going to next....but is cpvc cement ok for use in this manner....food safe...etc?

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Old 01-06-2012, 08:24 PM   #22
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Cpvc cement is intended as the adhesive for potable water connections. I used it vary sparingly as (qtip instead of the applicator in the can) since you don't need a pressurized joint connection.

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Old 01-07-2012, 10:22 AM   #23
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i guess that where I was going to next....but is cpvc cement ok for use in this manner....food safe...etc?
You don't want to cement, because you will want to clean it thoroughly after use. I use natural cotton string and tie across the side, keeping it tight. Natually, keeping the 4 sides tight will keep the manifold together even during stirring.
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:05 PM   #24
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Is the manifold coming apart typically a problem?

BTW I did a test with my new build just to see how much water it would pull out. It went well below where the middle 90 was, that pulls it out of the cooler. Pretty much to the very bottom of the cooler with only about I'd guess a couple/few cups of water were left over. I'm ecstatic.

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Old 01-07-2012, 02:22 PM   #25
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Is the manifold coming apart typically a problem?

BTW I did a test with my new build just to see how much water it would pull out. It went well below where the middle 90 was, that pulls it out of the cooler. Pretty much to the very bottom of the cooler with only about I'd guess a couple/few cups of water were left over. I'm ecstatic.

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No, but if you are stirring in your mash, or decoction, it may come apart. Then you are stuck having to bury your hand in hot mash to fix it. Best to err of the safe side.
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You don't want to cement, because you will want to clean it thoroughly after use. I use natural cotton string and tie across the side, keeping it tight. Natually, keeping the 4 sides tight will keep the manifold together even during stirring.
I just rinse mine out... you are boiling the wort so it will kill anything if there is anything to kill. and if you want a more thorough cleaning you can just assemble the manifold in your cooler and fill/soak with hot pbw/oxy solution like you'd clean normally. So I wouldn't thinks a problem if its all one piece. I leave mine in sections though and just rinse
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sweet....ok then...cpvc cement it is then. the purple stuff right?

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sweet....ok then...cpvc cement it is then. the purple stuff right?
I believe that the purple stuff is just a primer.
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No, but if you are stirring in your mash, or decoction, it may come apart. Then you are stuck having to bury your hand in hot mash to fix it. Best to err of the safe side.
This sucks by the way...definitely a better safe than sorry situation.

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You don't want to cement, because you will want to clean it thoroughly after use. I use natural cotton string and tie across the side, keeping it tight. Natually, keeping the 4 sides tight will keep the manifold together even during stirring.
That sounds like a good idea. I use copper and want to be able to take it apart so I think this will fix all my problems. Thanks!
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ahhh...i like the string idea.

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