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Old 08-28-2012, 04:24 PM   #31
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Yes, you will leave a little bit of wort behind w/ the current set-up, however you can just tip the cooler toward the drain to fully drain the last few cups if you are so inclined. Do realize that the wort left behind at the end of the sparge is lower gravity, and therefore not that significant...up to you, worry about it and reconfigure, or don't bother. At the end of the day, we are likely talking a handful of grain wasted...maybe $0.20, maybe less???
Yeah, good point. I'm thinking if there's no really easy fix, then I'm not going to worry about it.

I'll look into moving the T to the second row and attaching some high-temp tubing to it running to the drain. Anyone know off-hand the ID" tubing I'd need to fit over a 1/2" copper pipe T-fitting?


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Old 08-28-2012, 04:51 PM   #32
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Another thing I might try is 2 45* fittings. I have one already - might be enough room to use them to drop the manifold down even.


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Old 08-28-2012, 06:16 PM   #33
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copper 45 from the valve, and then align the first tee with that so that the whole manifold fits flat on the bottom. it will push the manifold away from the wall with the drain an inch, but will allow you to get it sitting flat for cheap.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:57 PM   #34
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Ok cool - looks like I've got several options to play around with. Thanks guys.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:58 PM   #35
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The two 45* elbows worked - good call.

One last question - I need to pick up either o-rings or rubber washers to seal the valve. I'm looking on McMaster-Carr (http://www.mcmaster.com) for something because I'm not going to have time to go by the hardware store (it closes before I get off work). It's a 1/2" nipple - what's the best choice: o-ring or washer? Material? Size?

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Old 09-04-2012, 04:36 PM   #36
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Progress - slots facing up so you can see them.


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