3/8" or 1/2" manifold

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BarnabyHooge

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Just got back from the hardware store with everything to build a MLT with 3/8 CPVC.... should it be 1/2"? Does it matter?

I've done some searches and come up with mostly 1/2", but there was some 3/8. Does either one seal better?
 

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I prefer 1/2", but I dont think it matters. I think it is a volume issue, but not enough of one to make a difference. This is just my opinion.
 

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I was building my mash tun a while back and asked about this as well. Someone had a good point in letting me know that most March pumps and chillers us 1/2" connects. Might as well upgrade-proof those fittings by going with 1/2" now. But 3/8 will work just fine as well. Just not as good with pumps in the future.
 
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