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Old 05-28-2012, 06:39 PM   #81
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Chicago, IL
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+ 1 for create a bolt. Just built 10 gal MLT. Used create a bolt, worked great.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:41 PM   #82
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I have a bunch left over from when I built my cooler MLT. PM me if anyone needs a few.

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Old 05-28-2012, 09:16 PM   #83
May 2012
Lockport, Illinois
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Thanks guys... I can get the stainless kit for the inside- no problem- but I'd rather use the 5/8 zinc coated on the outside for the wider fender flare.

So... Stainless inside and zinc outside is okay?


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Old 05-29-2012, 01:53 AM   #84
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Zinc outside is fine. It's not ever going to touch the wort.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:51 PM   #85
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You can drive from store to store "building" your tun and waste time and fuel or you can spend about ten minutes on bargain fittings website. I ended up doing both. Bargain Fittings was a lot less hassle. The extra shipping $ easily equals your time and fuel. And it's all SS. YMMV
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:47 AM   #86
May 2012
Lockport, Illinois
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In the upper Midwest theres a chain called Menard's and they had 6 packs of 5/8" stainless flat washers for $1.50 or so. My only issue is that I can't get the hose barb and ball valve far enough onto the nipple for the 10 gallon tun unless I use like 9 washers, and the whole thing is too narrow for the current 5 gal home depot HLT. ( I'm using a 5 gal. HLT and a 10 gal. M/LT). I'll be using for fly sparging once I can get the right parts for the 5 gal. Any suggestions for either dilemma?

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Old 05-31-2012, 06:28 AM   #87
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Elizabeth, Colorado
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+1 True Value. Less then 20,000 people in the whole county but they stock better beer widget stuff than the big box in the big city. Take a washer that is close to what you need or make a cardboard cutout of what you need. I have even showed them a cell phone picture of my problem and had them find a solution or work around.

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Old 05-31-2012, 05:21 PM   #88
Mar 2012
Ukiah, CA
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I also have a bunch left over. PM me if you need one, or two.

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Old 06-01-2012, 03:41 AM   #89
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Ypsilanti Township, MI
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Check a local hardware store. Stadium hardware had them here in Ann Arbor. I should have gone there first instead of going to Lowe's or Home Depot. They always have what I need with someone who knows what they are talking about. Their building is not a stadium so you don't have to walk a mile between sections, and they are usually a very quick in and out for whatever you need.

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Old 06-01-2012, 12:38 PM   #90
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The Fastenals in DuBois and Clearfield have them in like 4 packs ... or 10 packs. I can't remember. I bought some in DuBois a few months back.

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