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Need the measurement

Postby Winkmc » Thu Mar 28, 2002 11:53 am

Does anybody know what diameter is of the valve opening in a 10 gal Igloo cooler? I would like to replace the original valve with a new one but I'm not sure what OD value to use.
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You'll need to measure.

Postby andytv » Fri Mar 29, 2002 5:26 pm

I have two igloo coolers, one older one newer. Both have different valve ODs. Your best bet is to remove the igloo valve and tote it down to the hardware store. On my first "cooler mash tun", I installed a threaded coupling thru the valve hole. I held it in place w/ silicone sealant. Since it has a 1/2" NPT internal thread on each side, it makes for easy valve installation, etc. The silicone has held up for over 150gal of beer so far. Also, the threaded portion on the inside lets me install a braided stainless steel sleeve (a feed tube with the internal tubing removed). This is the same concept as the "easymash" system on the market. This simple system has been very effective and easy to use/clean. Good luck!

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