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Old 12-03-2013, 11:44 PM   #21
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I don't think anyone doubts it. I think Polarware is the only viable U.S. made pot. If you like stainless goodies, best get used to Chinese imports or take out a second mortgage.
Lol. Well played sir.
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:54 PM   #22
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Welded or weld less fittings is somewhat personal preference, while a welded fitting would likely be less prone to leaks or adjustment.

Blichmann kettles aren't cheap by any means, they use weld less fittings... I guess YMMV.

There are write ups giving pros cons on this subject. Try a search.
Yeah I've done a search. I guess my response was in response to your claim about the pains of leaking. As such, doing a search is a great idea, I'll just need to add your user name because I was looking for your elaborated opinion on the matter.
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I have a Blichmann, and it has never even hinted at a leak. Meanwhile, my HLT has a weldless fitting that I installed that does dribble a bit, but not enough to worry about. I doubt it loses more than 1/4 teaspoon a brew. The Blichmann weldless fittings have a washer that fits around the O-ring to keep you from overtightening it. I suspect that's the key to no-leak weldless.

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I was looking for your elaborated opinion on the matter.
Ok, my opinion is if you are mechanically inclined, and know how to tighten a fitting with an o-ring, just tight enough, but not to tight, then weld less fittings might be for you...if you have little or no experience w/ plumbing or water fixtures, then a welded fitting might be better for you.
Bobby M has a nice u tube vid showing proper weld less install... Hope this helps.

Bobby M write up linkled below...

http://brewhardware.com/weldorweldless
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