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Old 08-21-2008, 01:47 AM   #1
Sep 2007
Hartford, CT
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Anyone think of any problem with carbon steel 3 piece ball valves?

I assume they might rust...but given that they are only in contact with the wort /water for short periods of time and cleaned/dry all the rest, I would think there wouldnt be a problem.
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I hate to sound stupid, but what is it that you are trying to sell? I'm sure I don't have one yet, but maybe I need one.
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Old 08-21-2008, 03:24 AM   #2
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What is a Carbon steel valve? Why not get bronze or copper?

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Old 08-21-2008, 03:25 AM   #3

Carbon steel WILL rust, without question. Go with bronze- the 'gold' standard of plumbing fixture metals.

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Old 08-21-2008, 03:30 AM   #4
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If money is an issue, I'd rather have a cheap two piece stainless than the 3 piece carbon steel. Scour Ebay first, then look at
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