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Old 08-11-2012, 01:49 AM   #1
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Default Weak sink/ toilet braid. How tokeep from crushing?

Ow do you keep your toilet braid/ sink braid from crushing it's super light and weak and will easily crush or did I get the wrong braid?


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Old 08-11-2012, 01:53 AM   #2
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I got 1/2" braid for both of my mash tuns and removed the inner plastic and tossed that. My braid compresses all the time and there is no restriction in flow.


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Old 08-11-2012, 02:14 AM   #3
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:50 AM   #4
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:27 AM   #5
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It shouldnt matter if it compresses too much, most of the water is going to be coming from the first few inches of the manifold anyways.
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Agreed ^

It's not going to crush enough to form a water-tight (or wort-tight) seal. If it really bothers you, you could upgrade to a CPVC or copper manifold, or just get a water heater braid to replace that little one with.
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:52 AM   #7
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I have a water heater braid with a copper wire coil inside. It never gets crushed, and I can beat the dog snot out of it with my mash paddle without issue!
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:03 AM   #8
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Check out the video in this post to see how to use a copper coil inside your braid.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/ss-f...-braid-289971/
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I can beat the dog snot out of it with my mash paddle without issue!
Is the dog snot for pH balance or for color? If it keeps clogging the braid and needing to be beaten out, you might want to think about a false bottom or something.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:42 AM   #10
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Agreed ^

It's not going to crush enough to form a water-tight (or wort-tight) seal. If it really bothers you, you could upgrade to a CPVC or copper manifold, or just get a water heater braid to replace that little one with.
Not true. I recently had my braid seal during draining. Turned out to be a huge disaster. I immediately grabbed a kettle screen to replace the braid. Won't ever deal with that nightmare again.


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