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Old 03-28-2009, 04:02 PM   #1
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I made a cpvc manifold for my 5 gal cooler and the first time I used it I didn't glue it together. It worked out just fine, but I was real nervous everytime I stirred the mash. I am planning to use it again today and I am thinking about gluing it first.

Do ya'll just use regular pvc glue and the purple primmer? I am a little nervous about that being in my mash. I know the boil will sterilize everything, but there are some things you just don't want to ingest sterilized or not. I wonder if it should cure for a few days.


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Good quality CPVC pipe and fittings should fit tight enough that the manifold should stay together.


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Old 03-28-2009, 04:11 PM   #3
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Nope, don't glue it. Having said that I found that I DID have to glue the part where the manifold meets the spigot. I had the manifold come off at that point one time during the mash. The main body though was secure so i left that unglued in case I need to disassemble it for cleaning.
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Ok cool, I won't glue it. Thanks!!
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