Originally Posted by BendBrewer
Just got back from the HD. 10 Gallon cooler is still 39 bucks.
Found almost everthing on the list.....(darn, forgot the high temp tubing. got to have a home brew now.......................)
The Cut a Bolt kit that I saw clearly stated they were ZINC coated. I did not buy this and will hit the Fastenal store on the way home for the SS washer.
For the other 3 5/8 washers, I could only find what was called CUT washers in the 5/8 size. Although they aren't 'cut'. They are flat and a little thicker than the smaller sized Fender Washers. I saw Fender Washers but not in that size.
Is there a difference?
You definitely want the SS washer on the inside -- so I hope you found them at Fastenal.
Regarding the washers on the outside, they are just spacers to help tighten the fittings. Just use whatever works (it sounds like the ones you found should do the trick).
And regarding the high temp hose -- please re-read the thread. I no longer recommend using that AT ALL. More trouble than it is worth.
I hope the build all goes well, and that your first batch out of the new mash tun turns out fantastic!