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Old 06-27-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
pipapat
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So the braided hose on my 10 gallon rubbermaid cooler is falling apart.
Figured it was time to up grade too a false bottom on it.
Stainless steel.

Anyone know who has the cheapest ones for a diy?
Also where can i get a bulkhead so i can install my digital thermometer so i dont have too lift the lid off all the time?

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Old 06-27-2010, 05:16 PM   #2
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Jaybird makes nice False Bottoms for a good price. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f41/jayb...ottoms-146056/
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:33 AM   #3
pipapat
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nice!

Anyone have any idea where i can get a through bulkhead for a thermometer?

 
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:43 AM   #4
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Take a rubber stopper, drill a tiny hole in it. Drill hole in cooler. Place stopper in cooler from inside. Shove thermometer into stopper.

There are pictures somewhere but it is as simple as can be.

 
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:37 AM   #5
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How would you stir the mash with a thermometer sticking in there?

Why not put it in the lid?

 
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