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Old 08-23-2007, 06:29 PM   #1
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For those of you who have installed your own plumbing on your Stainless steel mash tuns and kettles, what combination of fittings did you use?

Here's what I was thinking:

Mash tun

SS ball valve w/ hose barb -> Through wall bulkhead (Northern Brewer #7589) with compression fitting end (welded into keg) -> SS false bottom (Northern Brewer #7524)

Kettle

SS ball valve w/ hose barb -> SS nipple (NB #P026) -> SS coupling (#P025) welded into keg.

Does this sound reasonable?
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:10 PM   #2
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Maybe this will help you out.

http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/Fittings/index.htm

This is where I had gotten my fittings from. They were 1/2" 304 stainless. I ordered two of: ball valves, couplings (for thermometer), threaded barbs, 1/2" nipple (threaded on both ends). Worked out great for my keggles. Once you get them you gotta find a welder that can do a good job of welding stainless. After that you'll be itching to brew AG.

 
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for that link. The prices are right.
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Old 08-23-2007, 08:46 PM   #4
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I literally just bought my fittings in brass at HD during lunch today and they weer at least that much, most were more. I could have used that link yesterday....

Thanks though, now bookmarked.

 
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:22 AM   #5
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HD takes returns ya know. I'd bring them back.
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:16 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M
HD takes returns ya know. I'd bring them back.
I can take lazy to a new level at times...

 
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Old 08-30-2007, 03:52 PM   #7
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Would this site work for a cooler/mash tun conversion? Another post listed out these parts

- 3/8 female barb adapter (Watts A-298)
- 5/8 stainless steel fender washer
- 3/8 MIP x 1-1/2 brass nipple (Watts A-786)
- 5/8 O-ring (preferably heat resistant, if you can find one)
- 3 x 5/8 fender washers
- 3/8 threaded ball valve
- 3/8 male barb adapter (Watts A-294)

This website is a little confusing and terms

 
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Old 08-30-2007, 04:27 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryan_PA
I can take lazy to a new level at times...
I'm the same way, so what I did was just left stuff to go back to HD in my truck with the receipt, then the next time I was there I returned everything. Of course I've got plenty of extra stuff lying around from when I didn't want to even bother with that.
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