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Yeah you did! :mug:

Details for your fellow bottlers will likely be appreciated :)

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I got 10’ of 3/4 pax (pvc) with corner pieces and t-connectors. 2 - 12 packs of red pens from the dollars store and a 3/4 inch FNPT X FHT PVC Swivel to connect the hose. I had the fastrack (they’re pretty cheap on Amazon) and measured it all out. I got the adhesive recommended for pvc. It dries REALLY fast.
I already had a 1/4 hp pump for when I’m running my chiller. Instead of continuously running water I make ice the night before and recirculate the water through the chiller. Cut off a piece of garden hose to run from the pump to the wash rack and it worked like a charm.
I’m pretty pumped 😉
 

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I got 10’ of 3/4 pax (pvc) with corner pieces and t-connectors. 2 - 12 packs of red pens from the dollars store and a 3/4 inch FNPT X FHT PVC Swivel to connect the hose. I had the fastrack (they’re pretty cheap on Amazon) and measured it all out. I got the adhesive recommended for pvc. It dries REALLY fast.
I already had a 1/4 hp pump for when I’m running my chiller. Instead of continuously running water I make ice the night before and recirculate the water through the chiller. Cut off a piece of garden hose to run from the pump to the wash rack and it worked like a charm.
I’m pretty pumped 😉
Did you use the pvc glue to secure the pen tubes to the manifold? I'm thinking of building a second bottle washer. The cpvc uprights I used on my original won't work with my flip top bottles. I'm so spoiled by using the bottle washer that I can't hardly force myself to mess with bottle I have to clean by hand anymore.
 

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Some of them are snug without any help, for the others I put a small piece of silicon tube over the hole then push the straw in, making a tight seal
 

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Another thing-if the straw is pushed too far in the hole the water pressure coming out of the straw is not enough. Not sure on the physics of it but at a guess, the further in the pvc pipe it is, the less of the water pressure in the pvc pipe is usable to push water up the straw
 
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Did you use the pvc glue to secure the pen tubes to the manifold? I'm thinking of building a second bottle washer. The cpvc uprights I used on my original won't work with my flip top bottles. I'm so spoiled by using the bottle washer that I can't hardly force myself to mess with bottle I have to clean by hand anymore.
Yes, I used the glue.
 
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