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Old 09-26-2012, 03:24 PM   #1
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Hi. I'm building mash tun out of Igloo Island Breeze 60 qt cooler this weekend. Gonna use PEX pipes and lead free brass fittings. Anyone built one recently? Any suggestions on size of fittings and connections?


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Old 09-27-2012, 04:28 AM   #2
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:53 AM   #3
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That's the same cooler I use. I can't remember the size of the fittings I used, but I just used the SS braided line on the inside. Little word of warning, the existing drain hole makes the wheels unusable with a brass nipple sticking out. Someone mentioned that I should have drilled a hole in the front. You may want to explore that option.
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Thanks. What if i raise the wheels some how ?
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Well the only way I see you being able to do that is extending the axle and throw some bigger wheels on it somehow. The problem with my setup is the nipple drags if I try to roll it.
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I just stacked up 3 2x4's to raise up the cooler so the ballvalve was easier to use and the line wouldn't kink.

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So how do i figure out the size of opening for valve
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Now I'm deciding if I should go with 1/2" or 3/4" nipple.
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I went with a 3/8. I would probably go with a bigger one just to help speed the process.
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I got all the parts last night. I'll post some pics later if I succeed


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