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Old 02-12-2012, 01:44 AM   #11
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You might want to try searching for CSST (Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing) on ebay. Sometimes you can find guys selling remnants for pretty cheap...I think I got mine for around 1.25 per foot for 1/2". I tried to find the guy I bought mine from but it's been too long so it's not showing up in my history anymore. You'd have to buy the fittings for the ends too. A lot of the manufacturers have detailed installation instructions on their websites.


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Old 02-12-2012, 08:35 AM   #12
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I have 9 LP lights, LP fridge, and LP stove at camp. All are connected with 3/8 copper tubing and flared fittings; and all will work off one tank (100lb) and one regulator at the same time with no problems in 29 years of use. I say use what you have, and change it later if you have any problem; but I doubt that you will. That is roughly 200+ feet of copper and one high pressure regulator I have at camp. Cheers



 
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:36 PM   #13
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you will be golden with the copper. i've seen it with other brew stands. a proper flare fitting will make a good seal, so i don't see where you can go wrong.

do you brew outdoors?
Thanks for the input. I'm going the copper route then. Also, I brew exclusively outdoors to avoid any CO problems, which will also help on the off chance that I have a gas leak the first couple of runs as I check the fittings several times.
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Sounds awesome. Post a pic of the setup when you get it going!
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:55 PM   #15
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3/8" Copper tubing and single flare fittings on mine.



Build list of fittings in my thread.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-f...e-tier-297314/
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:35 PM   #16
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How can I buy just a couple feet or so of the flexible 3/8" copper tubing? Could someone post a link to a specific product I can order? I'm only finding 10' or more.

 
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How can I buy just a couple feet or so of the flexible 3/8" copper tubing? Could someone post a link to a specific product I can order? I'm only finding 10' or more.
The big box stores only carry it in boxed rolls. I've seen many small harware stores like ACE or TruValue stores carry it by the foot. Good luck. Cooper is just so expensive right now!
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:37 AM   #18
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that looks great Jjonesee.

i don't know that you can buy flex copper in less than 5' or even 10'. i thought lowes sold it in 5'

maybe you could use this
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #19
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Why not just go to the propane supply store (ie the guys who deliver propane to stores and homes) they will make you custom flexible lines for far cheaper than those ugly yellow water heater hoses. and they will fit the ends with whatever combo of fittings you want. I got mine made up for 2 bucks per fitting and 1.50 per foot of hose. just an idea if you haven't gotten hoses already...



 
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