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Old 08-23-2009, 11:10 PM   #1
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Ive Just about finished up my DIY Cooler to Mash Tun Conversion and Ive ran into an issue... My valve setup is not exactly water tight...its a very slow leak (just 8-10 drops per minute)...I think this is because the Rubber plug that came with the cooler is a bit loose around the Brass Nipple which connects to the valve...Ive tried adding orings and washers and The leak persists...I was wondering if there is a problem with using some kind of sealant to stop the leak? Is there a specific sealant which wont give off tastes, is safe for brewing, and can withstand the heat which the mash tun will undergo?


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Old 08-23-2009, 11:16 PM   #2
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100% silicone. You can get it where caulk is sold at home depot or lowes. Comes in clear white, or black. About $6 for a tube.
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:32 PM   #3
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Muchas Gracious Senor!


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Old 08-23-2009, 11:42 PM   #4
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de nada.
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