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Old 02-10-2009, 06:48 PM   #1
Dec 2008
Providence Village, Texas
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Has anyone converted a cooler into a MLT with plastic cpvc parts vs steel or brass? If so, do you have a parts list?

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Old 02-11-2009, 06:23 AM   #2
Jan 2009
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bends and pipe, i've done cpvc and brass/copper

the cpvc was pretty much self explanitory. Get the pipe, some t's for the manifold and 90's for the corners. Spigot and glue.

The brass was a lot harder. I ended up using 3/8th flexible copper to make the loops, and then finding 1/8 FIP t's which i brazed the copper on to because i didnt' feel like spending $12 a peice for compression fittings for the flex stuff.

Take some time around a hardware store and rack your brain about what you're doing. I found everything i needed to build both MLT's at a local menards (i'm assuming you don't have one in tx, so try lowes or w/e)

good luck

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Old 02-11-2009, 01:10 PM   #3
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Yes, look here... there is a link to my thread with parts to convert a cooler to 1/2" ball valve components. Heck, you can build an electric HERMS with these links. Enjoy.

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Old 02-11-2009, 01:26 PM   #4
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All are OK but if you are going to use cpvc don't glue it. That way it can be take apart for easy cleaning.

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