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PostLink    Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:28 pm    Post subject: Im taking out my analog thermometer Reply with quote


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I'm taking out my analog thermometer dial and plugging the 7/8 whole, thinking about a nipple with caps on both ends, going weld-less here what are your thoughts?
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did something similar on a hole in my BK with a close nipple, cap on outside and lock nut on inside. Works fine. The hole was a 13/16" but I would think it'd work fine on a 7/8".
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking that the pipe hole on the inside might get mold inside it
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

never ordered female anything for this weldless stuff, am I thinking correct, 1/2"NPT Female

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003GSKZSA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003GSKZSA&linkCode=as2&tag=theelectricbrewery-20
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's a Blichmann boilermaker kettle, just use the plugs that they make specifically for this:

http://www.homebrewing.org/BrewMometer-Hole-Plug-from-Blichmann_p_1560.html?AffId=95

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

funny you say that, thought the same thing bought 2 and that does not plug a 7/8 , 13/16 hole more like 1/2" very deceiving
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

todhend wrote:
I was thinking that the pipe hole on the inside might get mold inside it


I haven't seen that but I guess that could be a possibility if it wasn't cleaned right away...
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

todhend wrote:
funny you say that, thought the same thing bought 2 and that does not plug a 7/8 , 13/16 hole more like 1/2" very deceiving


This too is funny as I did the same damn thing - bought two of their plugs and still have them in a bag in my parts box...
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the ss caps on amazon are a 3 to 5 week wait, anyone else know of some cheap 2 dollar caps
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

todhend wrote:
the ss caps on amazon are a 3 to 5 week wait, anyone else know of some cheap 2 dollar caps


stainlessbrewing.com - I would guess Zach could get them in the mail today and you'd have them by week's end.
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks, Ill try it .... doesn't say if their 304 or not, I can get 316 but want 304 stainless just to be safe
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

todhend wrote:
thanks, Ill try it .... doesn't say if their 304 or not, I can get 316 but want 304 stainless just to be safe


Pretty sure his default is 304. He has a notice on the fittings page for example that says 316 is available but contact him for price and availability.

UPDATE: Actually the item description says it's 304 - 150# 304 NPT THREADED CAP FPT X FPT
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

closed for a week. figures lol
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks got some ordered
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