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Old 04-02-2013, 03:58 PM   #81
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Yeah I used the cpvc 1/2 npt to slip fitting > 45 street > the t slips right on the street end of that. it rested perfectly in the bottom. I couldn't have asked for a better fit. I think it looks cleaner than a whole bunch of slits too, but we'll see how it functions. I'm going to do a batch in the next couple weeks and I'll let you know how it goes.
Thanks! Looks very good and simple. Still using a stainless bulkhead fitting and valve, right?

The only thing I see that may need attention is that the long slots as they are don't have a very large aggregate "open area" all together, compared to cross slits. Maybe another 2 sets of slots, one on each bottom quadrant of the tube, say 1/8" above the very bottom with an off-set, set could be added. Only one way to find out.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:23 PM   #82
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Thanks! Looks very good and simple. Still using a stainless bulkhead fitting and valve, right?

The only thing I see that may need attention is that the long slots as they are don't have a very large aggregate "open area" all together, compared to cross slits. Maybe another 2 sets of slots, one on each bottom quadrant of the tube, say 1/8" above the very bottom with an off-set, set could be added. Only one way to find out.
Yeah I'm still using a stainless bulkhead. I thought about adding another row of slits. But I'm going to test it first to see how it works before I make any major modifications. Thanks for your thoughts.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:44 AM   #83
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1/2" cpvc seems so small. I used 3/4" on my 10 gallon round cooler. How's the 1/2" working out? Thoughts?

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Old 04-04-2013, 01:06 AM   #84
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1/2" cpvc seems so small. I used 3/4" on my 10 gallon round cooler. How's the 1/2" working out? Thoughts?
When I was in Lowe's buying supplies for my manifold I thought the same thing, did a quick google on my phone for manifold designs and every one I looked at was half inch so that's what I bought.

Seems to be working out well for me. I even brewed a wheat beer without any problems.

...but I understand where you're coming from. I can't see it making very much of a difference really.
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When I was in Lowe's buying supplies for my manifold I thought the same thing, did a quick google on my phone for manifold designs and every one I looked at was half inch so that's what I bought.

Seems to be working out well for me. I even brewed a wheat beer without any problems.

...but I understand where you're coming from. I can't see it making very much of a difference really.
Cool thanks for the reply. I guess size doesn't matter. :-P
1/2" seemed soo small. Lol!!
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Thought I would share my material list. That always helps me.

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^^Great! Thanks for posting that up!!

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How does the manifold attach to the cooler outlet, im not seeing it. What parts are needed for the bulkhead? Thanks, just got my cooler today and want to grab the manifold parts this evening.

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How does the manifold attach to the cooler outlet, im not seeing it. What parts are needed for the bulkhead? Thanks, just got my cooler today and want to grab the manifold parts this evening.

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The female adapter goes on the nipple coming through the cooler and then the 45 street elbow goes right into that. From there you will need a short piece of 1/2" cpvc to the t.
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I opted to cut long slots down the center of my manifold. Here's a couple shots of it. Haven't tried it out yet but it was way faster to do it this way. I t seems like it would allow more liquid to flow too. Thoughts?

Just wanted to let everyone know that the long slits held up great. No warping, really great flow rate too. I don't see a need to make any additional cuts. Super easy to clean and it never came out of the bulkhead. Cheers!
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