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PVC plumbing good enough?

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Offline hiphophead

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« on: February 27, 2010, 06:31:52 PM »
just got a bunch of stuff to make a nice brew station.  including 3 piece ball valve to convert my keg to a stationary boiling pot, march pump and blichmann therminater.  but can i plump everything up with pvc and glue it all up.  im no budgeted for stainless.  allso i i need a stem to go to the bottom of my keg to my new valve which i would like to mount as high up on the bottom of the keg as possible.

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Re: rims plumbing
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 09:57:44 PM »
You should at least go with Thermoplastic Tubing like this:
http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/1-2-id-thermoplastic-tubing.html
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Re: rims plumbing
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2010, 11:19:29 AM »
Yeah, normal PVC is only rated to 150 degrees, so if boiling hot wort's going through it, I foresee bad stuff and bad flavors happening. I've seen copper tubing used quite often, and that's probably the direction I'll go.

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Re: rims plumbing
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2010, 04:41:35 PM »
copper i guess is an option.  but everything ive seen i cant spot any sauter on the connections.  i dunno maybe im seeing things.  i could def do copper if thats ok for quality.

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Re: rims plumbing
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2010, 05:18:01 PM »
Copper is good for heat transfer so you need to consider heat loss (or at least adjust for it).
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Re: rims plumbing
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2010, 05:26:00 PM »
You should at least go with Thermoplastic Tubing like this:
http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/1-2-id-thermoplastic-tubing.html

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