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danno (63.224.229.154)
Posted on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 03:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the Home Depot braided lines with the fittings the primary source of braided SS hose? A couple of the auto part stores I went to don't seel any such hose by the foot. Anywhere else that I should look? TIA
 

Jim O'Conner (64.70.24.205)
Posted on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 04:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I got mine at Diamond Home Improvement Center. They sold it by the foot. Perhaps a plumbing supply?
 

Ken Durning (68.98.41.106)
Posted on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 05:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I bought one of the washer lines at lowes (HD Clone), and cut the fittings off with a dremel cut off wheel. Easy enought, just dont poke your fingers getting it off. The 19" hose fit my 48qt cooler just fine, and it worked great.
 

Steven Edward Haun (24.220.147.249)
Posted on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 05:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Home Depot, Menards, Lowes, and Ace Hardware all carry braided stainless hose. Worst case scenario, you have to buy two 5 foot washer hoses. Check near the hot water heaters. These stores will often have 12" to 18" lengths of 3/4" braided stainless hose to hook up a hot water heater. Someone mentioned a while back that they bought it by the foot at a Sears Hardware store.
 

danno (63.224.229.154)
Posted on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 06:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks all. I wanted to get a larger diameter than the 3/8" or so stuff that HD carried in the faucet section. They had a 4' piece for $10. I figured if I could find it by the foot without the connectors it would be cheaper. I'll check the water heater area or go to Sears.
 

Jeremy S (64.12.96.42)
Posted on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 08:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just make sure you get a SS braid...I went to HD and grabbed a hose real quick like cause I was trying to get to work and I had cut one end off it before I realized that is was an enginered polyurethane that just looked like SS! >:|
 

Kyle Gendron (66.30.197.234)
Posted on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 06:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Both Home Depot and Lowes near me sell braided as well as other tubing by the foot. In the plumbing section. IIRC, they have up to 1" ID and as low as 1/4" ID.

There is also a bigger Ace Hardware store that carries them as well.
 

Denny Conn (64.28.62.78)
Posted on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 07:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dan, if you can't find it, don't sweat it...in batch sparging, size doesn't matter! ;)
 

danno (63.224.229.154)
Posted on Monday, January 05, 2004 - 12:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Size always matters Denny! Actually, we are doing a mash tun building workshop for our next club meeting foolowed by a Batch sparge workshop the same night. However, I need the mash tun to handle a fly sparge as well because it will become part of pur pilot system that can be borrowed by any member. Thus I will create a loop with the braided hose.

I found the washer hose. Two 4' lengths for $20 (yep, I'll have lots extra but it was the best deal) at HD. Now I need to find a "Y" connector so I don't have to bend the braided hose 90°. Worst case, I'll use some copper pipe to make the end pieces.
 

Ryan Larsen (67.3.196.68)
Posted on Monday, January 05, 2004 - 03:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I recently built Denny's 48qt cooler mashtun and could only find poly braid tubing used for water hose at the HD.

So I got a straight piece of copper tube and some fittings. Drilled a shootload of small holes in the tube (that was rather time consuming) and fit it together in the cooler. Works great.

My two cents,
Ryan
 

Denny Conn (64.28.48.94)
Posted on Monday, January 05, 2004 - 04:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good alternative, Ryan. The only real difference will be that your vorlauf may take a bit longer to clear with the copper tube, but it won't be a significant drawback.
 

Ryan Larsen (216.27.223.203)
Posted on Monday, January 05, 2004 - 05:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah Denny, it did. Took about 3 quarts or so to clear. I tried to drill tiny holes with the Dremmel tool. (Thats why it was so time consuming)

However it works great. Thanks again for the design.

Ryan

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