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Old 03-28-2013, 01:16 AM   #1
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I am wondering if I can use pvc pipe for my sparge assembly its so much cheaper than Copper...


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Old 03-28-2013, 01:18 AM   #2
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You want to use CPVC not PVC. Still very inexpensive.


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Old 03-28-2013, 01:21 AM   #3
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So schedule 40 probably is no good then..
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:29 AM   #4
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So schedule 40 probably is no good then..
That number refers only to the pipe's pressure rating, not the material it is made from. CPVC is rated to 180F/82C and is what you should use for mash tun or sparge. PVC pipe is for cold water use only.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:31 AM   #5
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well guess I should start over the pipe I had was some just laying around the house not sure what it is.... Thanks for ur help
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:46 AM   #6
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I don't know how cheap cpvc is but you can make a copper manifold for around $12
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well guess I should start over the pipe I had was some just laying around the house not sure what it is.... Thanks for ur help
keep building it.
do all your mock-up with the pvc you have on hand, then build the real one out of cpvc ones the bugs are worked out and it fits the cooler.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:18 PM   #8
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Is it ok to tilt my mash tun toward the valve to get out as much wort as possible my valve seems to be up high about 1 gallon under the valve
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Is it ok to tilt my mash tun toward the valve to get out as much wort as possible my valve seems to be up high about 1 gallon under the valve
Yes.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:12 PM   #10
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Thanks The closer I get to brew day thr paranoid I am getting I dont wanna screw it up...


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