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Old 06-25-2008, 09:28 PM   #1
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I just got my cooler all cut up and pipes all glued, then I come in here and read a post about PVC not working and leaching chemicals of something...???

Did I just waste my time with PVC?

on edit: I just realized this was in the DIY section.. Meant to put it under Equipment..




 
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:41 PM   #2
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i've seen them used and just made one myself. I'd be interested in seeing what others have to day about this.


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Old 06-25-2008, 09:46 PM   #3

CPVC is fine, it will stand up to the temperatures of the mash. Regular PVC will collapse if nothing else which makes it not too useful.
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:56 PM   #4
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Well I pulled this off some website google found..

High Temperature RatingsPVC thermoplastic can handle fluids at service temperatures up to 140°F (60°C), allowing a wide range of process applications, including corrosive fluids.

Damn.. Back to HomeDepot...

 
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:12 PM   #5
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Try this thread for opinions etc.. some good stuff in there..

http://homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=68894

 
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:22 PM   #6

Definitely go back and get CPVC. It is cream colored and usually right next to the standard, white PVC. I built my manifold out of the stuff and it has worked great for three years now.



 
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