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Old 03-24-2010, 02:00 AM   #41
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What size o-ring and what size washers did you use with the 1/2" nipple in your Rubbermaid MLT?
I used the original rubber seal and 3/8" fittings in my MLT, as per my MLT build (see my signature for the link).

For the HLT I used 3/4" washer (IIRC) from McMaster-Carr and an o-ring from my LHBS that was designed to fit a 1/2" nipple (sorry, I don't know the actual size).

FWIW, the 3/8" fittings work better in the mash tun because the seal is so strong and the fittings are so tight. Also, in a mash tun there isn't a great advantage to having 1/2" fittings because you don't need to drain it quickly (even for batch sparging). I do like the 1/2" fittings in my HLT, however, because I do want to move water out of it as quickly as possible, and I am never inside stirring (like I am with the MLT) so there is no risk of knocking the fittings loose. Just my $.02.

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Old 03-24-2010, 03:07 AM   #42
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Thanks, FlyGuy. I used your instructions for my MLT a couple of months ago. It works great.

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Old 04-17-2010, 10:40 AM   #43
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anyone take a 1/2" SS washer and drill it out to 5/8"?

Bought a few today. Figure I would see if it worked.
Seems like the washers are used to fill the gaps between the fittings.

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Old 04-17-2010, 01:13 PM   #44
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anyone take a 1/2" SS washer and drill it out to 5/8"?

Bought a few today. Figure I would see if it worked.
Seems like the washers are used to fill the gaps between the fittings.
I'm sure you could do that. I get my washers from to places. Fastenal has 5/8" SS washers that are good quality and sturdy. These work well for putting a valve through straight or larger radius curved cooler walls, such as a rectangular or 10 gallon beverage cooler, respectively. On a smaller radius curved beverage cooler, such as a 5 gallon size, I used the 5/8" SS washers from Ace Hardware. The Ace Hardware 5/8" SS washers are thinner. I use two where I would have used one of the Fastenal ones. The benefit is that the thinner washers will bend to fit the tighter curve of the 5 gallon beverage coolers.

These SS washers serve 3 purposes
  1. Ensures that the wort does not contact corrosive metal
  2. Provides a secure bulkhead so that the vavle-nipple-barb assembly does not wiggle all around when you operate the valve
  3. Fills out the gaps between the fittings, which really just makes up for the nipple being a little longer then needed

Hope this helps! Brew on
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:09 PM   #45
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would 16mm SS work in place of the 5/8" SS fender washers?

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Old 07-23-2010, 01:30 AM   #47
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Wow, I'm really appreciating all the great word of mouth for Fastenal, my employer. Too bad none of you live near me or else I would've really hooked you up. We break packs and I probably would've floated you a discount. You can always place orders online and pick them up at your local store. If you live in or near a decent sized city, there should be a local store.

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I've never heard of Fastenal, but I just found out that I have one right down the street!

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I'd never heard of it either, and after a week of searching for these damn washers I found a fastenal 5 blocks from my house. I just went and a bought a 10 pack of them.

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We buy from Fastenal I think. I should see if we have a catalog.

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