Originally Posted by scarlessmeanie
Kind of new to homebrewing and I'm looking into making an immersion chiller. Guy at Home Depot said I should use the threaded vinyl tubing for my input and output lines. Is that really necessary? Or would regular vinyl tubing work just as well? Regular tubing is cheaper and can be cut, that's why I ask.
Also, any ideas as to how best to attach my input line to the kitchen sink?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Ive always used regular vinyl tubing w/o a single problem. Attach using a hose clamp. Since boiling water is dangerous, you should inspect the tubing for any splitting and ensure the clamp is on tight.
Threaded tubing is likely a bit safer but IMO, if you inspect the connections before use, they are not needed.
Over 10 years on my IC w/ cheap vinyl tubing. HD has the barb for attaching to your faucet.