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Old 02-17-2007, 04:15 AM   #21
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See this post for parts - I am about the same stage as you.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthre...302#post190302

Remember, we are adapting pieces and parts for odd creations, don't expect everybody at a hardware store to understand our adaptations. I have not seen bulkhead fittings at any of 3-4 different normal hardware stores I have been in here, they are not common plumbing parts, but more a specialty part, but have not looked at specialty / industrial type stores.
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Grab all the parts from the link up. The "Watts" Brand Part numbers will get you most of what you need. I could not find the outer washer in the inch section. I got two 16mm and it fits perfect. Double stacked on the outside.

I could not find any gaskets to my liking either. I wound up getting garden hose gaskets. Again it fits perfect.

On the braided hose, I had them at Lowes use their PVC cutter to clip the ends off. Use needle-nose pliers to yank the braid off.

I grabbed two hose hose clamps (1/4-5/8) and a push-in plug barb plug. Either for hose or copper tubing push-ins. Used this instead of crimping the end.

I quickly put it together w/o the teflon. Forgot too excited... It doesn't leak so I'm not worried.



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Old 02-20-2007, 07:06 PM   #22
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I was looking at the old posts about people having touble finding washers...

The outside washers don't need to be stainless steel (SS). They never come in contact with the mash. If you use them on the inside stead of the garden hose gasket then yes. You need SS

I found the 16mm in bulk hardware bins at Lowes ~ 8-9 rows away from plumbing.


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Old 02-20-2007, 08:15 PM   #23
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If you can't find the right washers, then get a bushing and a silicon o-ring for the inside.
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Old 02-21-2007, 01:12 AM   #24
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I used a 48 qt igloo, my cpvc fits snug against the drain hole and does just fine. I screwed a 1/2 inch nipple into the drain on the outside and fitted a 2$ ball valve for flow control. No drilling no agravation. The best part about this technique is I can just pull out manifold and wash everything up and I can use the cooler for fishing if I want. MMMMM fish beer. Ill post pics later when I get a minute.
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:30 AM   #25
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I just posted a parts list for a DIY ballvalve and bulkhead yesterday, built it at Lowes for $15. Look in that thread.

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