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Old 04-08-2008, 07:42 PM   #91
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Mine didn't have any. I used a 1/2 to 3/8 and a 3/8 to 1/4. Four more solders and $2 more. Whatever.

 
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Old 04-11-2008, 05:40 PM   #92
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Another option for the reducer's is to use the 1/2" hard copper from the 3 way, solder in soft refridgeration grade 1/2" copper inside that, and then soft 3/8" in that. There is a little bit of a gap, but a nice touch of solder will work. I decided just to use 1/2 endcaps with holes drilled in the center.
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:00 PM   #93
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Thanks for the info Bobby, I found 50' of copper tubing at HD today for $56 so I went ahead and made the CFC per your instructions which were easy to follow. I could not find the 1/2" to 1/4" reducer so I just took some 1/2" end caps and drilled them out with a 3/8" bit and it was a perfect fit. The hardest part of the whole thing was getting the thing coiled back up all by myself. With this and the brand new Thermos turkey fryer I just picked up at a garage sale for $25 its been a productive weekend.

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Old 04-12-2008, 11:54 PM   #94
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Lookin real nice. Good luck with it.
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:18 AM   #95
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Here's mine...just finished tonight:

 
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Old 04-14-2008, 01:08 AM   #96
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Looking great. Don't you wish HD carried sweat to garden hose and sweat to hose barb fittings? Sucks to have to convert so much.
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:22 AM   #97
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man, and here I thought I was going to be cool and be the first to make one outta the Goodyear hose, oh well. I kinda cheated a bit Bobby, but I still used most of your idea, and did some blinging too. I'm going to post these in both of your threads, only because it's your fault I have this picture (and I'm using some ideas from your keezer YT vids too)

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Old 04-15-2008, 01:37 PM   #98
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This might be a dumb question but what type of hose or tubing do you use to get the boiling wort to into the CFC? Can the clear tubing you get from the lhbs handle the heat or do I need to get something else?


Edit: I found this which I think explains what I need. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showpost...8&postcount=22


 
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:38 AM   #99
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The CFC kicks ass. I had to put the water stream on as low as it would go and the wort came out at around 78 degrees. I did a test run before hand and had the faucet cranked and the boiling water was coming out at around 63.

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Old 04-23-2008, 02:06 PM   #100
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I have a 50' 1/2" IC that I have been considering converting. How hard would it be to convert this??

Would I need to get 3/4" hose? Is 1/2" Copper tubing too big for a CFC? Also, would I have to straighten out the copper before slipping the hose on?

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