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Offline Joe Sr.

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Braided lines - how to know if they're stainless
« on: December 26, 2013, 02:56:38 PM »
Doing some plumbing and I've pulled a couple old (but not antique) braided lines.

How do I check if they're actually stainless?  They'd be great filters for the mash tun and kettle that I've been planning to build.
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Re: Braided lines - how to know if they're stainless
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2013, 06:51:38 AM »
After you cut the line to remove the inner plastic tube, and if one of the little threads pokes your fingers and you say "Ouch!" - then it's stainless ;)
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Re: Braided lines - how to know if they're stainless
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2013, 06:54:50 AM »
Hold a good magnet to it. If magnet sticks don't use has steel in it probably a 400 style stainless which can rust. You want a 300 series stainless.
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