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Old 02-14-2009, 04:34 AM   #1
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newest equipment improvement sight guage for the HLT. it did need some plumbers epoxy to seal though. but it works and didn't cost more then $20.


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Old 02-14-2009, 05:13 AM   #2
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newest equipment improvement sight guage for the HLT. it did need some plumbers epoxy to seal though. but it works and didn't cost more then $20
Looks good, nice job. Adding a sight glass to my HLT was one of the best things I've done with my gear, it makes measuring strike and sparge water such a breeze.


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Old 02-14-2009, 05:16 AM   #3
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yeah thats exactly why i added it because i was getting sick of the guessing game for fly sparging. somtimes i would fly sparge way to fast.
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What was your equipment list, read: how did you only spend $20?
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For coolers, the easiest way I've heard so far (The Pol had this idea) is to get some polycarbonate and put a 90 degree bend on one end almost like a racking cane. Drill a hole through the cooler for a #2 size drilled stopper and insert the tubing, then jam the stopper into the hole from the inside. That would cost about $5.
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What was your equipment list, read: how did you only spend $20?
well with the plumbers epoxy it put me at about 25 dollars

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1- 1/8" stainless bulkhead
1- 1/8" x 2" stainless nipple
2- 1/8" high temp silicon oring
2- 1/8" stainless washers
1- 1/8" T-adapter/ elbow joint
1- 1/8" stainless square head plug(if you went the T-adapter way)
teflon tape
polycarbonate tubing.(suggested by Bobby M)
1- compression fitting & housing
plumbers epoxy

edit:
1- eyebolt
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heres a picture of a kit that was sold at one time. i used it to pick out the parts the only thing i left out was the second compression fitting and replaced it with a plug. may get the second compresion fitting if i find a thermo that will fit.


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