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Old 03-27-2013, 06:50 PM   #2521
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What is the effect of zinc coated washers in mash tun? I can't find the stainless anywhere. Does anyone know if they are food safe? Bad flavoring etc???


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Old 03-27-2013, 06:59 PM   #2522
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You'll lose you hair from chemicals leaching from zinc. Or grow a third leg.


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Old 03-27-2013, 07:17 PM   #2523
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What is the effect of zinc coated washers in mash tun? I can't find the stainless anywhere. Does anyone know if they are food safe? Bad flavoring etc???
Amazon has them these are the ones I bought but I rhink you can find smaller quantities but it might not be any cheaper. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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What is the effect of zinc coated washers in mash tun? I can't find the stainless anywhere. Does anyone know if they are food safe? Bad flavoring etc???
Definitely not food safe. If you don't like the Amazon ones, you can also order from Fastenal (but check to see if you have a store near you - they have quite a few.) In the end I bought a pack of 25 so I could use the extra ones as weights in my hop bags (when I use whole hops.) Home Depot has them in a customer bolt kit too (but good luck finding a sales person who knows what you're talking about! )
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:14 PM   #2525
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$5 flat rate shipping, likely he would mail you out a few for a fair price.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:27 AM   #2526
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Great bargainfittings.com looks like a great site and I might even return the valve assembly I picked up at lowes as some parts are brass and I can get all stainless. Thanks
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Great bargainfittings.com looks like a great site and I might even return the valve assembly I picked up at lowes as some parts are brass and I can get all stainless. Thanks
I ordered from them a few times with no issues and prices are good. Cooler conversion kit was good because i didn't have to search for parts.
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Yes it would be interesting to price compare bargain fittings vs lowes or Home Depot. At HD lots of people are buying the "build a bolt" for several dollars just for a washer or two. When you figure ALL the expenses it could be pocket change difference, and time and aggravation saved could tip the scales heavily toward a specialty vendor.
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I just bought a 10 pack from fastenal for $2 5/8 ss washers. They fit perfectly but I still needed the larger fender washers on the outside do the ball valve wouldn't spin. If there's a store by you just go there, lowes and HD don't carry much ss
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Yes it would be interesting to price compare bargain fittings vs lowes or Home Depot. At HD lots of people are buying the "build a bolt" for several dollars just for a washer or two. When you figure ALL the expenses it could be pocket change difference, and time and aggravation saved could tip the scales heavily toward a specialty vendor.
us bargain fittings for the convenience of not having to search for parts. Laziness in a nutshell.

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