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Old 04-13-2010, 03:36 AM   #1
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So I got around to building a manifold today, turned out decent and the wife was like "did you make this". She's useless when it comes to DIY... Just don't tell her I said that! Anyways, this is the second one I built. The first had the tubes running horizontal and just didn't look right. So I looked around on HBT and found a solution!

It's not complete, the cutting discs I have for my Dremal are ancient and very brittle. The last thing I want is pieces of disc in my face!

Any suggestions on how I could improve it, even if it requires rebuilding. I plan on fly sparging, and think this should work and doesn't promote channeling. But I am no expert! Also only the 3 center vertical pieces will be slotted.

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Going to put a 1/2"x3/8"x1/2" "T" and run a piece of hose from the barb to the "T".


P.S Thanks to whoever gave me the idea. Sorry I don't remember who it was.


 
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:00 AM   #2
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I'd say you just about hit perfection with this one.

I was about to say don't put holes in the tubes against the sides but see you already have that covered.

The only thing I would change would be to widen spacing on the inner three. As it is now, you'll have most if the draining taking place in the center. Any extracted wort on the far left or right will have to travel further than any near the middle. Those inner three should divide it, so to speak, by thirds.

But excellent build and I love the siphon tube. When I rebuild mine I'll definately be looking at yours!
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:03 AM   #3
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i drill all my holes. Easier for me than cutting slots. i drill holes with a 3/32" drill bit..
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:12 AM   #4
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Nice job on the fit !

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Old 04-13-2010, 01:04 PM   #5

Nice! Is it disassemblable (is that even a word)? If not, how are you going to wash the inside? Just a question, as I'm working on making a new one for my tun.

 
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Old 04-13-2010, 04:07 PM   #6
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The only thing I would change would be to widen spacing on the inner three. As it is now, you'll have most if the draining taking place in the center.
Yea I was thinking that, maybe I'll turn the 3 into 4.

 
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Old 04-13-2010, 04:09 PM   #7
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Nice! Is it disassemblable (is that even a word)? If not, how are you going to wash the inside? Just a question, as I'm working on making a new one for my tun.
Everything except for the end pieces comes apart for cleaning.

 
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Old 04-13-2010, 04:10 PM   #8
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i drill all my holes. Easier for me than cutting slots. i drill holes with a 3/32" drill bit..
I might give this a try, just one row of holes on the bottom? Or should I just go with what I think is right and add a bunch?

 
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Old 04-13-2010, 04:31 PM   #9
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you're too close to the walls. Read www.howtobrew.com and see how they recommend spacing it off the wall to prevent channeling down the smooth sides.
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Old 04-13-2010, 04:35 PM   #10
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I might give this a try, just one row of holes on the bottom? Or should I just go with what I think is right and add a bunch?
If you have a jig saw cutting slots isn't too much work. Build a little wooden jig out of scrap to hold the copper and stop the guard on the saw at the desired depth. Just another option I'm throwing out there.
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