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Old 08-05-2010, 09:43 PM   #1
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So I just ordered a 70qt Coleman Xtreme, as my 10gallon Home Depot cooler is getting a little tight lately with some of my batches. I really don't want to repeat the searching every hardware store in town for the correct parts to build this mash tun, so I plan on just ordering the Cooler Bulkhead kit from Bargainfittings.com. They ask what type cooler it is, and since the cooler is not in my possession yet (gotta love Amazon), I don't know the wall thickness. The options are 1.5", 2.0", or 2.5". Anyone with this cooler want to help a brotha out?

 
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:30 PM   #2
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:38 PM   #3
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I used the Coleman Xtreme 52 qt cooler for my MLT and the 2" thick bulkhead kit from bargainfittings worked perfect. I would assume the thickness between the 52qt and 70qt are not that different.
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:37 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. Pstrohs, did you have to dremel or cut your cooler in any way to get the kit to work?

 
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:55 AM   #5
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I know the models and sizes have different wall thickness at the spigots. If I get time today I'll see if one of the local stores has this and make note of how thick the wall is at the spigot.

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Old 08-06-2010, 04:01 PM   #6
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I got a hold of my buddies and measured. It looks to be 2", so I ordered the kit from you already Wayne. Do you know by chance if I will need to modify the cooler wall itself to make this work?

 
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:12 PM   #7
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Thanks,

you should not have to modify the wall.

 
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:31 PM   #8
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Keep us posted on the build. I have the same cooler.

 
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:38 PM   #9
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Will do. I'm really excited that Bargain Fittings has these kits! I really had a pain of a time finding all the parts 5years ago when I did my round cooler. I think it sat there for like 2 months without being used, just because I was getting so frustrated and fed up with searching!

 
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