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Old 06-10-2009, 06:58 AM   #1
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Default need a home depot shopping list for mlt

i looked around but didn't see one in the project locator. i need a home depot shopping list of items that i need for my sanke mlt. i have pretty limited funds right now and i'm assuming it would be cheaper to go to home depot and get the items that i need instead of buying a weldless kit from a hbs. if some one could post a complete shopping list for this that would help me greatly. if someone has a how-to, that would help too, but all i really need is the home depot shopping list of parts. i have the keg already, the top is cut off and i'd like to get started on getting it set up a a mlt. was thinking about making it a kettle but i think i'll do that with the next keg i get. i have an 8 gallon boiling kettle right now so i just need to make a better mlt than my current bucket system. it kinda sucks lol

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Old 06-10-2009, 12:54 PM   #2
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here is a list: DIY WELDLESS FITTINGS

it may be a couple dollars cheaper, but finding some of those parts in an actual store may be difficult


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One idea is a 1/2" NPT to 5/8" tube compression fitting:



After putting an ORING on, 1/2" NPT threads go through the hole from the inside of the keg. On the outside, the 1/2" ball valve threads on. If threading the ball valve on doesn't snug up (the threads bottom out too soon), you can take up the slack with washers or an electrical conduit locknut (low class style). Many have found that thick rubber flat washers make a better seal than orings though, and home depot and lowes just don't have much variety like mcmaster.com does.

The compression fitting allows you to insert 1/2" copper pipe for the siphon tube.

You can skip all of this if you have a propane torch. Grab yourself a $5 silver soldering kit from a welding supply.
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:32 PM   #4
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i'm assuming it would be cheaper to go to home depot and get the items that i need instead of buying a weldless kit from a hbs
Its not. Order from someplace like McMaster, or from bargainfittings. Home depot will cost you more.
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here is a list: DIY WELDLESS FITTINGS

it may be a couple dollars cheaper, but finding some of those parts in an actual store may be difficult
Good info, thanks.
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There's a shopping list, complete with assembly photos for a MLT that you can review in this thread.

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There's a shopping list, complete with assembly photos for a MLT that you can review in this thread.

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I'm looking to convert a keg not a cooler. But good info
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I'm looking to convert a keg not a cooler. But good info
The shopping list is the same, except you only need a 1" nipple.

I found all my parts at Lowes for under 17 bucks. Menards has all of the parts to include the SS washers.
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On my kegs that I converted I finally found something I was happy with.
1/2" threaded nipple @ 1 inch long.
1/2" locknut and silicone oring from bargainfittings
1/2" fpt to 1/2" copper pipe
1/2" threaded ball valve.

tape up the threaded nipple with some teflon.
put the thread the ball valve on for about 2 turns.
stick the ball valve/nipple through the keg well
put the oring and locknut on hand tight.
Then thread the fpt pipe adapter on the inside.

I put pipe adapters on both ends of mine but thats because it is hard plumbed through out.

No fender washer, extra orings or large couplings. Easy, clean, and simple.


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