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Old 03-09-2012, 11:39 PM   #1
BrewinBigD
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So thats about it. Made a round manifold, slotted it with a dremel and there are a ton of burrs and whiskers on the ID of the pipe. How do i get em out?



 
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:25 AM   #2
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Is it open so you could feed a piece of clothesline thru, tie a knot on end, and pull it thru?



 
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:49 AM   #3
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They make bristled brushes to get them out

 
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:02 AM   #4
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there pretty hard burrs from the cutoff wheel.

 
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:05 AM   #5
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A rat tail file

 
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:28 AM   #6
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How deep are the burrs? If they aren't too deep you could use a conical or cylindrical burr in your dremel to remove them...they also have stones for dremel tools if I'm not mistaken. If they are fairly deep a long round file should do the trick

 
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:36 AM   #7
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The problem is that the pipe is already bent into its final shape,, if i try and straighten it to use a file it may buckle. i was just in the garage fartin around and found my old brake cylinder flex hone,, has a 20" flexible shaft and 3 cutting stones,, so i guess ill pop that puppy in my drill and start reamin!!

 
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:52 PM   #8
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I just left mine. None came out an if any did, they ended up at the bottom of the fermenter or bk and not in the brew itself so I have never found any...

Two manifolds (on two different mts) and over a hundred gallons and no huhu so far...
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:41 PM   #9
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Im just worried about sharp metal particles chewing up the rotor on my pump.. but i spose a good shot of compressed air should take care of the really loose stuff

 
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:53 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by socalboomer View Post
I just left mine. None came out an if any did, they ended up at the bottom of the fermenter or bk and not in the brew itself so I have never found any...

Two manifolds (on two different mts) and over a hundred gallons and no huhu so far...
I 2nd that.



 
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