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Old 03-16-2008, 12:54 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Gnome
Go to H Depot and get a paper thin cut off wheel for your grinder. It will cut 1/16" slots, wort clears in a quart or two.
Actually, I was just at Home Depot yesterday buying stuff for a room I'm finishing up. I also got another 1/2" copper tube. Looked at the cut off wheels and the thinnest they had was 1mm, which I'm pretty sure is what I used the first go around. Maybe I was making the slot wider by not holding the grinder still?

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Old 03-16-2008, 01:08 PM   #22
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The one I used reads 2mm, so you should be fine. Good Luck.
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Old 03-19-2008, 04:19 PM   #23
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Try using a sawz-all. I did this to my manifold:

It cut effortlessly through the copper and the joints. This fits in a 5 gallon round igloo.

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Old 03-19-2008, 06:31 PM   #24
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I used a hacksaw Copper is very soft and it took all of about 10 minutes to do. I was going to us a 48QT Coleman cooler but went with the 10 gallon Igloo from HD ..
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