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Old 12-22-2008, 07:31 AM   #1
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Default Airlock Hose?

I'm looking at my standard, 3 piece airlock, and it seems that if I remove the cap and the little floaty-thing, I can attach a piece of tubing to the inner cylinder to create a blow-off.

Anyone happen to know what size (I.D.) tubing fits the standard airlocks? I know I could just measure it and use that as my I.D., but sometimes the tubing varies, etc. Just wanna see what works from experience.


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Old 12-22-2008, 08:27 AM   #2
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why not just forget about the air lock all together and stick a hose in a stopper and call it good


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why not just forget about the air lock all together and stick a hose in a stopper and call it good
'cause that's not how I roll.

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3/8" ID will slide over the center post of the 3-piece. You may need to slit the side of the tubing if it's a little too tight.

Also, snap out the crosspiece in the bottom of the airlock.
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3/8" ID will slide over the center post of the 3-piece. You may need to slit the side of the tubing if it's a little too tight.

Also, snap out the crosspiece in the bottom of the airlock.
The crosspiece? Do you mean, snap off the bottom?
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The crosspiece? Do you mean, snap off the bottom?
Look on the bottom of your airlock. You should see a plastic X. Remove that X with a Dremel, hacksaw, etc. This is to prevent your blow-off tube from clogging. I've only used pellet hops with this set up and it works well. I don't know if I'd try it with whole hops though due to the potential clogging and pressure build up.


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