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Old 12-30-2011, 05:04 AM   #161
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So the websites I'm looking at show the lid as a solid lid...dont we need the airlock? Am i missing something in the 16 pages of this thread about adding one?
Modifications must be made for the lid to actually seal. Here's an example of said modication. So I guess it's OK to not have an airlock. I sealed mine, but I'm still not using an airlock. I installed a bulkhead through the lid. Other people on this forum have done the same, I think.
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:54 PM   #162
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Modifications must be made for the lid to actually seal. Here's an example of said modication. So I guess it's OK to not have an airlock. I sealed mine, but I'm still not using an airlock. I installed a bulkhead through the lid. Other people on this forum have done the same, I think.
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SBD, I may have missed it earlier in the thread, but is there a specific reason that you went from the fancy SS valves and fittings to PVC? I like the idea since it's a tiny fraction of the cost, but if you already had the fittings, why change out to PVC?

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SBD, I may have missed it earlier in the thread, but is there a specific reason that you went from the fancy SS valves and fittings to PVC? I like the idea since it's a tiny fraction of the cost, but if you already had the fittings, why change out to PVC?
Lighter, easier to remove and clean, easier to open/close valve. Entire weight of conical lighter to lift and move.
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Right on. I figured that it had to be something relatively compelling for you to decide to switch it out after it was already up and going.

I got my tank from the USP guy today (couldn't pass up the free shipping) and have a bag full of PVC bits and pieces. I'm looking forward to putting mine together and getting it mounted in my fermentation fridge this weekend. Thanks for the guidance.

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Old 01-03-2012, 11:57 PM   #166
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Man i need to get something like this tired of splitting 10 gal batches into different ferm. Need more time to read these. Need to get back to work.

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Man i need to get something like this tired of splitting 10 gal batches into different ferm. Need more time to read these. Need to get back to work.
Take a look at this link also: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/super-simple-15g-plastic-conical-276378/

Read both, great ideas in each thread!!!
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Thanks for the information SpottedDog. I am beginning to accumulate pieces for a 15 gallon conical build. I was thinking of using a clear PVC for the body of the yeast/scrub catcher. What is the diameter on the body of the catcher for the 15 gallon? I found 1 ft of 2" clear PVC for $12 plus ship, or 1 ft of 3" for $25. Kinda pricey, but still cheap compared to a real sight glass. I like the idea of being able to see whats going on down there. Thanks again for the ideas!

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Thanks for the information SpottedDog. I am beginning to accumulate pieces for a 15 gallon conical build. I was thinking of using a clear PVC for the body of the yeast/scrub catcher. What is the diameter on the body of the catcher for the 15 gallon? I found 1 ft of 2" clear PVC for $12 plus ship, or 1 ft of 3" for $25. Kinda pricey, but still cheap compared to a real sight glass. I like the idea of being able to see whats going on down there. Thanks again for the ideas!

http://flexpvc.com/cart/agora.cgi?product=PVC-CLEAR-PIPE-NSF-Sch40
I've been pretty busy at work, I'm keg'n and bottling tonight so I I remember I'll take a look!
Check out post #96 and let me know if that is enough info
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