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Old 06-03-2010, 09:48 PM   #1
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For those of you who have the new Auto-Sparge. What is the black float made out of that is on the end of the silicone tubing that makes it float?

I want to apply something like that on my MLT return.

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Old 06-04-2010, 03:42 PM   #2
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According to their website its foam: Includes 18" silicone hose and foam hose float



 
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:57 PM   #3
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Foam is a little vague. is it pipe insulation? Rubber foam. Poly-something foam? I'm hoping someone who has one could tell.

 
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:22 PM   #4
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I'd like to know, too, and if someone finds a source for the material.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:46 PM   #5
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TTT Anyone??

 
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:30 PM   #6
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I betcha it's neoprene foam.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:13 AM   #7
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I ended up just e-mailing Blichmann - I'm a little surprised by the reponse but I've never been disappointed with John's products.

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I just use a closed cell pipe insulation foam. You can probably just buy some at Home Depot….

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John Blichmann

 
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:01 PM   #8
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That does not sound like food grade material.....
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:40 PM   #9
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Yeah I'm not sure about that either. But that doesn't mean you can't use it. I was looking at some MSDS sheets for some pipe insulation like he mentioned. It seems very benign. All the hazards were listed as N/A and the some stuff said stable to 220 deg F. It did have some rating/certification for the USDA but I couldn't tell for what. Not sure why/what the USDA would have to do with insulation.

 
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:09 PM   #10
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When I checked it out at the NHC last year it did look a lot like pipe insulation.


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