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Old 03-03-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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I just picked up a 40 gallon 2/3 steam jacketed kettle that the furnace went bad on. Plan on stripping all un needed parts off it and cut the steam chamber off. Hopefully I will be left with a 40 gallon brew kettle. It has a 2" tangent valve toward the bottom. Anyone have any ideas how to reduce the 1 1/2" pipe, that the valve assembly is attached to, down to around 1/2". The valve is not on the kettle so I can't use it, only the valve "housing" is attached to the kettle.

I own a steel fab shop so stainless steel welding/fabrication is not an issue.

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Old 03-03-2011, 07:35 PM   #2
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Snap a pic and I'm sure we can figure something out.

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Is it worth fixing the furnace and using it as is? If I had a 40 gallon kettle, I'd want more than 1/2" plumbing.

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Is it worth fixing the furnace and using it as is? If I had a 40 gallon kettle, I'd want more than 1/2" plumbing.
I didn't get all the parts, and the furnace was cut apart. So fixing it is not an option.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:21 PM   #6
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If you are not use to fixing this items then, I will advise you to ask a professional personnel to help you with this.

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is that 2" pipe or tube how far away is it from the kettle if you have a stub out you could get an conical reducer

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Old 03-04-2011, 01:38 AM   #9
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This is what the kettle would have looked like new. All I have is the kettle part. So far I have cut everything sticking out except the valve housing, shown on the left side of the picture. Will hopefully add pics soon of the actual kettle and the work I have done so far.
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that looks like tube so you would need a 2"od to 1/2"od conical to make it then i would go with tri clamp fitings

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