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Old 01-09-2011, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default Nipple size for 1.6 inch wall

Hello, I have a cambro food storage container I'd like to turn into a mash tun. The insulated wall is about 1.6 inches thick. What size nipple do you guys recommend?
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:49 PM   #2
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Diameter or length? Are you batch sparging or fly sparging?

For diameter: I would not go smaller than 3/8" and would prefer 1/2" or 5/8". You can always cut down the flow rate with the valve, but you can't increase the flow past the capacity of the nipple/valve.

For length: I'm guessing a 2" nipple might be a little too short to catch threads if you have any external washers. Going with a 2 1/2" may be a little too long, but washers can take up that extra length pretty quickly if you don't mind the look.
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2.5" for sure.
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Thanks guys! ill go pick up a 1/2" x 2.5" nipple right away.

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