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Old 01-11-2012, 03:17 PM   #2021
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One thing I did when I replaced my worn out braid was to add copper tubing to the inside of the braid. I just cut a couple of short pieces of copper with slits in them and fed them inside the braid. It adds some structure to the braid and also serves to weigh it down. It worked like a champ on my first brew day with it.


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Old 01-13-2012, 01:58 AM   #2022
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Anyone else have to use way more than a few ss washers to get a snug fit?


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Old 01-13-2012, 02:06 AM   #2023
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Anyone else have to use way more than a few ss washers to get a snug fit?
I had to use a total of six washers
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:32 AM   #2024
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I guess I don't feel like an idiot anymore! I think the nipple was too long
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:58 AM   #2025
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I guess I don't feel like an idiot anymore! I think the nipple was too long
Common problem.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:45 PM   #2026
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Do you need SS washers on the outside too, or can they be regular zinc-plated? I notice in the original parts list only the inside washer is specified as SS.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:48 PM   #2027
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they dont have to be SS...they wont be in direct contact with the Wort but they do look a little better.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:00 AM   #2028
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Yeah zinc on the outside is totally fine, I use zinc on the outside
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:43 AM   #2029
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I disagree. I used to use Zinc on the outside till I had a rust problem. The rust although not damaging it got all over the place.
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Old 01-14-2012, 04:29 PM   #2030
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Home depot sells a pack of a make your own bolt kit with the exact ss washers you need a pack of four for 3.97.
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