Here are some pictures of the mash tun i just built it may or may not help some people. I got the Igloo 60Qt from my father in-law and the SS braid aswell so i just purchased:
- half inch liquid tight fitting with a male at one end and a mip at the other (found in electric section of either home depot or rona)
- half inch female on both ends ball valve
- half inch male at one end and half inch mip at other end (copper) with half inch plastic hose 6 feet.
- brass square head plug (Watts A-737)
-2 plastic tie wraps
did a overnight test and it doesn't leak. cost me about $15 for the parts.
The only thing that worries me is the 60qt Igloo cooler the braid points upwards im not sure if that's gonna cause a problem or not maybe i will have to tip the cooler a bit to drain the remainder of the wort. Anyways i hope this helps.
<*edit*>ok i have just changed it around i purchased a S/S washer for the inside a rubber o-ring for the outside and a few steel washers on the outsde i also changed from pvc to brass on the inside and used a 1/2 inch by 1 1/2inch male to male coupler in the middle. Here are the new pictures let me know if i have to change anything ex: my hose it's vinyl can i use it or what should i use instead