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Old 01-17-2014, 06:18 AM   #1
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Thought Id share this little project. I have a couple tight turns in my brewing setup, that when I'm running hot wort through the lines they can collapse if I'm not careful.

I bought these Stainless springs from McMaster Carr, they fit nicely over 1/2" ID silicone hose and can be cut to length. As an added bonus the spring can be wound around the blade of a worm clamp to protect the brewer from the sharp blade.

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Old 01-17-2014, 07:36 AM   #2
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Nice solution!

 
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:25 AM   #3
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:57 PM   #4
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Very nice! Wonder if a spiral bound notebook spring would have similar results and nearly free once used up.

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Old 01-17-2014, 03:30 PM   #5
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I like the look of the stainless, and I'm sure that it's much stiffer than the plastic PC coils that I used.

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Old 01-17-2014, 03:33 PM   #6
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I like the look of the stainless, and I'm sure that it's much stiffer than the plastic PC coils that I used.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
How many 40" lengths do you think you have in your setup?

 
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:25 AM   #7
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I like the look of the stainless, and I'm sure that it's much stiffer than the plastic PC coils that I used.



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Sweet jesus; look at the shine on those kegs!

 
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:53 AM   #8
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I did the same on all my hoses but I bought my stainless springs from ACE hardware for $0.08 ea. I took a piece of 3/8" silicon with me and tested different springs until I found one that fit snug. I'm sure they have ones that would fit 1/2" too.

I started with the plastic coils used for PC cooling systems (similar to the guy above) but boiling water basically melted them and they started falling apart. The ACE stainless springs have held up now for over a year and still look new.

 
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