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  1. #1
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    small sight tube glass needed

    We have an old Italian plate and frame filter and are in need of the sight tube glass for the pressure gauges. They are about 1" OD, 5/8" ID, 1 1/8" tall.

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    We had 2 back ups for years and broke 2 of them in two weeks and now I can't find them anywhere.
    eatdrinkandbemerry
    Jon Hill, Brewer
    Atlantic Brewing Co
    jon at atlanticbrewing dot com

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    Polson, Montana, USA
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    Hi Jon,
    Perhaps give McMaster-Carr a look. I got some very nice plastic sight glasses for my brite tanks from them.
    Good luck.
    https://www.mcmaster.com/#sight-glass-tubing/=1d9lwjx
    Prost!
    Dave
    Glacier Brewing Company
    406-883-2595
    glacierbrewing@bresnan.net

    "who said what now?"

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    Just google custom sight glass tube. You will find many suppliers that will cut, chamfer and polish a tube to whatever dimensions you need, out of whatever material you need. Pretty inexpensive too, I think a 36" long sight glass for my HLT was only $15.

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    We tried plastic sight glasses. They lasted a couple of months under our cleaning regime, then started to crack and break down. Stick with glass.

    The gasket in that photo is far past its time. No way you can sanitize a cracked gasket.
    Timm Turrentine

    Brewerywright,
    Terminal Gravity Brewing,
    Enterprise. Oregon.

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by jebzter View Post
    Just google custom sight glass tube. You will find many suppliers that will cut, chamfer and polish a tube to whatever dimensions you need, out of whatever material you need. Pretty inexpensive too, I think a 36" long sight glass for my HLT was only $15.

    Thanks much.
    eatdrinkandbemerry
    Jon Hill, Brewer
    Atlantic Brewing Co
    jon at atlanticbrewing dot com

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