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    Thanks for the update. I've also looked at this...

    Thanks for the update. I've also looked at this stuff. If you have additional findings, please post.
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    Well since I started this thread Iíll give...

    Well since I started this thread Iíll give everybody an update: I marked all the sight glasses in 5 gallon increments . I also marked the barrel locations as well. I did this using a flow meter
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    Marking my sight glasses: Barrels or Gallons

    Is it best to mark my tank site gauges in gallons or barrels? I do have flow meters and I marked everything in barrels. But now, I'm wishing I had marked them in gallons.
  4. Dual Jackets connected in Series or in Parallel?

    When connecting jackets to the glycol system, does it really make any difference if the jackets are connected in series or parallel? I like it in series. To me, it is just cleaner/neater to connect...
  5. Thread: Glycol Loop Pump

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    Thanks Everyone for the info. I wound up buying...

    Thanks Everyone for the info. I wound up buying individual pumps for each tank. The loop is still there but I won't use it now. The problem was glycol would not flow through the tank when the...
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    I also need to get some CO2 hose for my 5bbl...

    I also need to get some CO2 hose for my 5bbl brewery. What did you wind up doing? I really want my hose in a spring loaded hose reel so it will retract when I'm finished using it. I saw Jasper in...
  7. Thread: Glycol Loop Pump

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    Yep, I figured out that I need something else in...

    Yep, I figured out that I need something else in that loop. But that was after I went out and bought additional pumps for each unitank.
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    Thanks guys. I do have a 3 piece brewhouse all...

    Thanks guys. I do have a 3 piece brewhouse all double-walled and insulated. But, a short brew day for certain beers could make a lot of sense. I even thought about mixing in the LME via my grant,...
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    I would agree with this. But damn, Galaxy is...

    I would agree with this. But damn, Galaxy is quite $pendy.
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    5 buckets of liquid malt extract

    Like a lot of guys, I like to keep some extract in case a brew needs a gravity adjustment. With 5 buckets or 250lbs of Golden Light LME, I'm wondering if I could brew something and then add some...
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    Thanks guys.

    Thanks guys.
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    24v converter for ball valve

    Guys, I have 5 Johnson Controls A421 and 5 110v solenoid valves. One of those valves blew today and I'm thinking of replacing the solenoids with ball valves. I'm not finding too many AC powered...
  13. Thread: Glycol Loop Pump

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    Is anyone using a Procon pump? I wonder if I...

    Is anyone using a Procon pump? I wonder if I need to move to a different pump for my loop. As seen in my diagram above, the valve and gauge are where the return begins. No pressure registers...
  14. Thread: Glycol Loop Pump

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    Glycol Loop Pump

    I have the 1/3 HP pump from Foxx. They upsized the hose barbs to 1/2" which was the largest they could go. I used a PEX adapter to connect to my 3/4" PEX loop. I have this pressure valve...
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    Yeah, you need to provide a bit more info. I run...

    Yeah, you need to provide a bit more info. I run three 5bbl jacketed FVs and two 5bbl jacketed BBTs on my loop. I used 3/4" PEX and a 2HP Penguin glycol chiller. I also use the pump from Foxx...
  16. Man, I'm glad I read this thread. I bought one...

    Man, I'm glad I read this thread. I bought one of these pumps right after you did. I then bought two of the 1/5HP March nano pumps that come with a carry handle and diaphragm valves from Blichmann...
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    Thanks Guys. I managed to run my loop and get...

    Thanks Guys. I managed to run my loop and get nice bends without elbows. I have a 100ft roll of blue and 100ft of red and it is not too bad to work with . If you give yourself some room it can be...
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    Thanks for the input. Leaks are the big worry!

    Thanks for the input. Leaks are the big worry!
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    PEX for Glycol Line Questions

    Is anyone here using PEX for their glycol runs? I have 200ft of the stuff and first, it is stiff. Second, I need to make some turns and I can either use SharkBite 90-degree elbows or a radius bend...
  20. I know this is a late reply, but here is the info...

    I know this is a late reply, but here is the info you want:
    McMaster-Carr part 5079k65 or 5079k65
    go to this link and scroll down to pg 612. They are $83.44 ...
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    Thanks. I have one push fit connector and the...

    Thanks. I have one push fit connector and the rest are PEX barb fittings and Pexflow Oetiker clamps and a crimping tool.
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    By the way, did you use the push-to-connect PEX...

    By the way, did you use the push-to-connect PEX tees?
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    I'm in the land of the Orange or Blue stores, no...

    I'm in the land of the Orange or Blue stores, no Menards.
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    Thanks. I actually searched for that but it was...

    Thanks. I actually searched for that but it was the 3/4 - 1/4 FPT I could not find. But now that I know I was on the right path, I'll keep looking.
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    Assembling an in-line pressure gauge for PEX

    I'm going to use 3/4 PEX for my glycol lines and I'll use a pressure relief valve from McMaster. I see an abundance of push-lock tee fittings for PEX. but I don't see any with the 1/4 FNPT that a...
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