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Old 10-07-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
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Hey does anyone know a good place to get some 50 foot coils of soft copper? I'm going to try to build a Whirlpool immersion chiller and want to use standard 1/2" fittings which I believe take tubing that is 5/8" OD.

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Old 10-07-2012, 06:22 PM   #2
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Have you tried a local plumbing supply store?

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Old 10-08-2012, 02:03 AM   #3
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Home depot, Lowes, Meynerds, McClellans, etc. all have 50' soft copper coils.

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Old 10-08-2012, 02:55 AM   #4
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Yeah I was hoping to find somewhere to get it wholesale and not retail. Ill try some plumbing supply stores

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Old 10-08-2012, 11:10 PM   #5
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plumbing supply stores, make sure to get the one graded for refrigeration vs the one for water applications. The refrigeration version has thinner walls and is much cheaper. If you are using it for an immersion chiller or herms coil the difference in wall thickness will have little to no bearing on the performance.

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Old 10-08-2012, 11:19 PM   #6
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I got mine from grainger for pretty cheap.

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:49 AM   #7
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I got mine from grainger for pretty cheap.
What is pretty cheap? Cheapest I've found 1/2" @ 50' is $74...


what are you guys paying for 50' copper 1/2" or 5/8" and where you getting it?

Seems to me like paying $75, you might as well just buy a chiller.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:55 AM   #8
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What is pretty cheap? Cheapest I've found 1/2" @ 50' is $74...

what are you guys paying for 50' copper 1/2" or 5/8" and where you getting it?

Seems to me like paying $75, you might as well just buy a chiller.
I'm struggling with this myself, everywhere I look for 1/2" copper for what JUST the copper costs I can buy one made AND shipped for the same. I think I'm just gonna buy one.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:56 AM   #9
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That's what I found when I bought my chiller.
copper prices go up and down so you need to see what it costs for the pipe right now vs buying a chiller.
I ended up buying a chiller.

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coppertubingsales.com is where i got mine. they also have complete kits with fittings for chillers, too. simple.

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