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Old 05-01-2013, 11:59 PM   #1
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The thermo plastic tubing on williamsbrewing.com, is this really flexible or not. I almost had my mash tun built and had a silicone tube that is not very flexible and cant be ran the way i need without kinking. I need a high temp flexible tube like almost licorice flexible. Please help

 
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:48 AM   #2
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its not as flexible as silicone, a tight bend is best done with a fitting.

what are you trying to do?

 
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:00 AM   #3
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See this is whats confusing i have a silicone tube and it might as well be pvc it has almost no flex. I have to go from my manifold outlet to the new spigot but theres a 1" difference in height and not much room to be flexing stiff hose.

 
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:04 AM   #4
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I need to drop about 1" height over maybe 3 inches total. This mash tun has been a complete and utter headache and im getting close to only doing extract brewing and just giving up on building this stupid mash tun that i cant build because everything is such odd ball sizes and very litte space

 
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:11 AM   #5
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If the silicone is kinking, no other hose will help. How about using an elbow barb fitting so you can keep the hose relatively straight?

 
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:15 AM   #6
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If its kept straight it wont work it has to lower one inch and i dont think its the same kinda silicone tube you guys are used to. Its from a hardware store and its stiff as hell for a tube. Some people on here have said silicone tubing is stretching but not the one i have.

 
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