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Old 03-20-2007, 02:56 PM   #11
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It's just a scrap piece of acrylic but I would have used anything except for PVC. The melting point of acrylic is 265F so I'm not concerned. If you don't mind making the conversion permanent, just cement the cable clamp down directly. As long as you find a cement that agrees with both materials, you're good to go.

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Old 03-20-2007, 04:12 PM   #12
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That sounds good. I'll check the properties on my little bottle of Gorilla Glue.

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Old 03-20-2007, 05:36 PM   #13
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I connected the braid to a SS false bottom. The whole thing does double duty and it works great. Did four AGs so far and haven't had any problems with this set up.

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Old 03-20-2007, 05:47 PM   #14
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How are you keeping a siphon with a braid as your false bottom connection? I don't understand. Why use both?

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Old 03-21-2007, 01:45 AM   #15
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I just took a spare hose clamp I had laying around and tightened it around the other end. Granted I haven't really got down in there during a mash but I haven't seen it float up...

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So which method did you pick to use?

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Braid floating is a real problem when you use it to inject steam into the mash.

I put a piece of copper wire in mine to make it rigid. See my gallery for pictures.

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Copper wire can be found at a Lowes/HD I take it? Liek copper electrical wiring? Good idea!
You can buy the shortest/cheapest length of 12/2 indoor wiring from HD or Lowes. Inside are 3 wires, one is the bare copper ground. Cheap and easy.

You may be able to find it by its self, but if your are a DIY'er around the house, the rest of the wire will be used at some point.
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You can buy the shortest/cheapest length of 12/2 indoor wiring from HD or Lowes. Inside are 3 wires, one is the bare copper ground. Cheap and easy.

You may be able to find it by its self, but if your are a DIY'er around the house, the rest of the wire will be used at some point.
Thanks. What I ended up doing was buying some stainless steel springs from Mcmaster-carr. You just slide the springs right into the braid. The springs are pretty heavy and add considerable weight to the braid. This should work. I'll test it next week.
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