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Old 03-05-2009, 01:34 AM   #11
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:38 AM   #12
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I am getting supplies to make my CFC tomorrow or Friday. So, what size copper tubing do I get. 3/8 ID or is it 3/8 OD? I am planning on getting a 5/8 Garden Hose.

 
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:40 AM   #13
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I have about 9 kinks in it... it bent pretty easy. I think it would be easier to buy a new coil and less expensive too. 9 kinks... its pretty bad, they arent fully closed but still kinks. Will some place buy the copper off me? dont people steal copper from buildings to sell? Maybe i can get some of the money back?
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:41 AM   #14
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OD.... and also... garden hose is heavy and ugly... any hardware store has clear tubing... mine was 3/8 and 19 cents a foot!
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:53 AM   #15
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I am getting supplies to make my CFC tomorrow or Friday. So, what size copper tubing do I get. 3/8 ID or is it 3/8 OD? I am planning on getting a 5/8 Garden Hose.

If you can wait, get your copper online! CopperTubingSales.com :: ICS Indsutries ::. You need 3/8" OD.

It's $26 for 50ft of the refrigeration coil copper you need

You can make two CFC's with that length and the 50ft of RUBBER garden hose.

Beau, any place you can recycle aluminum cans will pay you for it. Since it's pretty pure and obvious what happened, you shouldn't get any guff. Just don't expect as much as you may have paid.
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:58 AM   #16
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i dont expect the 28 i paid if i can get 10 im a happy brewer
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:49 AM   #17
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If you can wait, get your copper online! CopperTubingSales.com :: ICS Indsutries ::. You need 3/8" OD.

It's $26 for 50ft of the refrigeration coil copper you need

You can make two CFC's with that length and the 50ft of RUBBER garden hose.

Beau, any place you can recycle aluminum cans will pay you for it. Since it's pretty pure and obvious what happened, you shouldn't get any guff. Just don't expect as much as you may have paid.
+100 on this. Make two, and sell the other for about $50. If you can sell it, you can build your chiller for about $25-35 bucks. That's less than most 25' immersion chillers...and it will chill faster! Can't say enough good stuff about the CFC. Add a pump and it's pure brewing heaven.
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:51 AM   #18
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i dont expect the 28 i paid if i can get 10 im a happy brewer
copper at the scrapyard is bought by the pound and grade. This is new light tubing, so my suggestion would be to try to accomplish what you started and build your IC. Do you know how to solder? Friend that is handy? That would probably be your best bet, rather than taking a loss on the copper..


 
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:27 PM   #19
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coppers less than a dollar a lb at the scrap yard now... so u won't get much at all there... just try to salvage as much as u can for things like a pickup tube, or make yard art with it.. u don't really need that much for a counterflow... i think mine is less than 15 ft 3/8 and it drops it down to perfect pitching temp. i actually bought mine from the scrap yard so u may even be able to work out a trade. they sold it to me for 2 bux a pound. they normally don't sell to individuals but i think they're having trouble getting rid of it right now and for lil pieces like that and if u bring them a beer, they'll hook u up.
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:22 PM   #20
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ill have to throw another one on the credit card and try again
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