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Old 08-30-2008, 09:43 PM   #511
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Just put one of these together this morning. Wow, took all of 10 minutes!! I had a problem finding the 5/8" SS washers and had to get Fastenal to order some as they didn't even carry them in the store. Tested it out with hot water for an hour and no leaks. The OD of the SS washer is 2 inches and might be a bit wide as there is a small gap inside but if nothing is leaking then I guess it's fine!! First AG planned for next weekend after I get my ingredients...

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Old 08-31-2008, 11:35 AM   #512
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:47 AM   #513
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Has anyone made a 1/2 inch version of this? I can't find any washers larger than 5/8 ID. I'm not sure, but I'm guessing that the 1/2 inch nipples need a 3/4 ID washer.

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Old 08-31-2008, 06:26 PM   #514
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My coolers are made with 1/2" components, here is the thread.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/15-b...d-lowes-22595/

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Old 08-31-2008, 08:35 PM   #515
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on my way to AG now. Made one of these this mornig, so simple.

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Old 09-01-2008, 03:25 AM   #516
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that's what I am look for !!! thanks big time!! now we have today's 2 cent KEG!!

and I will do that one !! thank you!!

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Old 09-02-2008, 05:06 PM   #517
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Quick question...I have all my parts to put this together. I should be able to do 10 gallon batches if I want to someday. If I use a cooler to hold the sparge water as well what size will I need to cover 5 and 10 gallon batches?
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:00 PM   #518
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Anyone have ideas in place of the screw hose clamps for the SS braid. I cant find any marine grade. Thanks for all of the great info.

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Old 09-08-2008, 11:43 PM   #519
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Just out of curiosity, has anyone had the inside of their Rubbermaid warp? Mind warped after the very first mash. It isn't causing a problem, but there is now a pretty large lump that starts at the bottom and goes about 2/3 of the way up the side getting smaller as it goes. Not big deal, but it did make me question the quality of the cooler I got, especially because it was a Home Depot labeled Rubbermaid and I know they make people build crap parts for them to sell cheaper.

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Anyone have ideas in place of the screw hose clamps for the SS braid. I cant find any marine grade. Thanks for all of the great info.
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