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Condenser, flexible stainless tube

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Condenser, flexible stainless tube

Postby The Baker » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:15 pm

Hi,
You know those TV ads, 'but wait, there's more' or 'and you get stainless steel knives too'.

Usually a pain in the butt.

In Australia (and in other countries on google) they have just started advertising ('not available in stores!' ) hercules hose, some advertise five-eighth inch and I think some advertise half-inch.

It SEEMS it is stainless, sort of woven on the diagonal, and 'armoured' with stainless wrapped around that.

Don't know any more about it but it MAY be ideal (and inexpensive) for those flexible tubes used to make condensers.

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Re: Condenser, flexible stainless tube

Postby S-Cackalacky » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:46 am

I saw those advertised here in the US a while back and wondered the same thing. I just figured it must have some sort of waterproof liner (rubber?) inside, otherwise I don't see how it could be leak proof and also flexible with just ss.

I used CSST gas line tubing for my RC and dimroth PC. It can be easily shaped into a coil by hand, but it's not what I would describe as flexible.
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Re: Condenser, flexible stainless tube

Postby Y1969 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:45 pm

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This is an ordinary shower hose. Only it's long. Inside, it has a chlorovinyl hose.
If you want a corrugated stainless steel pipe, look at those.

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Re: Condenser, flexible stainless tube

Postby The Baker » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:21 pm

Thanks, Y.

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Re: Condenser, flexible stainless tube

Postby sugarcreek » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:09 pm

We built a mash cooler inside of the mash tun using 300 ft of 1 1/4 CSST. It's kind of a bitch to clean but otherwise does a great job.
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Re: Condenser, flexible stainless tube

Postby manu de hanoi » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:43 pm

Y1969 wrote:If you want a corrugated stainless steel pipe, look at those.

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carefull with the quality for these, the ones I played with were not airtight (pin holes)
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Re: Condenser, flexible stainless tube

Postby Zymurgy Bob » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:44 pm

Manu, the CSST we buy at Home Depot is sold for making gas (propane, natural) connections. I hope it's airtight!
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