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Old 01-26-2011, 05:04 PM   #1
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Default Size of braided line for cooler mlt

Going to start building a 48qt mlt in a rectangle style cooler. Looks like must people use the standard 3/4 braided line which is around $4. But I found a 2" line for $9. The only down side to going this big is I will have to get a reducer adaptor for the 1" cooler outlet. Would there be any advantages going to a larger braided line, like more surface area for wort to drain, or would it not mater since the outlet is still 1".

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Old 01-26-2011, 05:07 PM   #2
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In my opinion there is no advantage to a 2" diameter braid in a MLT. In fact, it's probably more likely to collapse than the smaller one.

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Old 01-27-2011, 06:59 PM   #3
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Water heater supply or washing machine supply braids are fairly robust....never seen a
2" braid.

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Old 01-27-2011, 09:40 PM   #4
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Ya its 2" dia and maybe 18" long for $9. Its next to the water heaters at home depot. I'm probably just going to do the 3/4" line because I won't need to use any reducers for the cooler outlet, just thought the 2" could work better/faster

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