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Old 07-12-2013, 09:19 AM   #1
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gaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!! I get up this morning for a great day of bottling and drinking beer. get everything all ready and go to soak my bottling bocket with some oxiclean only to find that the spigot for the bottling bucket is magically missing the nut that secures it to the bucket. and of course my brew shop is 45 minutes away and it's 2:00 am (I sleep during the evening and daytime).... is there anywhere else to get a replacement nut? or am I screwed buying a new bottling bucket.

I mean can I get a nut at home depot or walmart that's plastic and would work???


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Old 07-12-2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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a threaded coupling would work also if they did not have nuts.
I am not sure the size...take it with you and try things out.


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a threaded coupling would work also if they did not have nuts.
I am not sure the size...take it with you and try things out.
ahhh, didn't think of that. would a metal one work or would it NEED to be plastic?
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I would not use an Iron fitting..usually residual cutting oils from the factory are left on.
Copper, PVC, CPVC, Brass any of those should work. It just needs to fit.
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That just made me think of checking out the kitchen isle where the faucets,connectors & all that would be found for plumbing the kitchen at home depot or lowe's. I agree to take it with you for size checking. They should have it in plastic.
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I lost mine too.

I have been married for 30 years now.

sorry I had too.
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I was going to mention something similar,but didn't. someone had to. Or to paraphrase an old one, old brewers never die,they just can't lift their sacks!
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I lost mine too.

I have been married for 30 years now.

sorry I had too.
ROTFL!!!! yup, after a while you know where they are, just check my wife's purse

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That just made me think of checking out the kitchen isle where the faucets,connectors & all that would be found for plumbing the kitchen at home depot or lowe's. I agree to take it with you for size checking. They should have it in plastic.
NICE! didn't think of that . I'll check there first

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Copper, PVC, CPVC, Brass any of those should work. It just needs to fit.

the minute I typed it I knew the answer, I think if I can't find one in the kitchen aisle I'll try the pvc pipe coupling would be the next best bet
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Yeah,CPVC for hot or cold if I remember right...PVC I think is just for cold water. Been a while.
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no nuts or fasteners of that size at any hardware store within range. found a PVC-1 bushing that worked though. a bit bulky but it will do in a pinch for $0.79 till I can get up to the brew shop


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