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Old 09-15-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
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I bought all (almost all) the parts to build my IC. I have 3/8" OD x 50' coil, 3/8" ID x 10' tubing, 3/8" barb to female hose and clamps. The one thing I can't find it copper wire to hold the copper tubing apart. Where do I find that? I asked plumbing and they said electrical. I asked electrical and they said plumbing. Is it just copper ground wire?

Also, what's the best way to clean this for first time use?
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:38 PM   #2
Jun 2011
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Originally Posted by h22lude View Post
Is it just copper ground wire?

Also, what's the best way to clean this for first time use?
1) Yep.
2) I would test it. Boil some water, drop it in for 15 minutes, then flush the inside out.

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Old 09-15-2011, 09:54 PM   #3
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copper ground wire or stainless steel "safety" wire will work. or just solder the individual ribs to the up-tube of the chiller

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Old 09-15-2011, 10:33 PM   #4
Mar 2011
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I brought the tube from the bottom on the inside of the coils and soldered each coil to it. On the far side I used a piece of 1/2 inch copper pipe that I soldered each coil to.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:47 PM   #5
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I need to do something along that lines too, right now I just keep separating them when needed. Mine is a little different, I made a 50 foot with a smaller coil inside the larger coil. I just added a return to my keggle that will whirlpool so should help with cooling but haven't tried it yet
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