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I have a new urn to use as a HLT with a tap that has an end with an OD of just over 18mm. What is the smallest size silicon tube I can fit over it to pipe the water to my mash tun? 12.5mm is common but would it stretch that far? do I need 15mm? 16mm? Is there some magic fitting I should know about?
 

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I have a new urn to use as a HLT with a tap that has an end with an OD of just over 18mm. What is the smallest size silicon tube I can fit over it to pipe the water to my mash tun? 12.5mm is common but would it stretch that far? do I need 15mm? 16mm? Is there some magic fitting I should know about?
Mate ,
Is it possible to put a barb on the end ?Can you/do you have all thread on the end of the tap ?
Maybe a pic would help ?
I have stretched silicone hose a bit , but not sure that you would get it that far...my 2c
Cheers
Ferg
 

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Not the best photo but...
It is straight and shiny with nothing to grip on to and is 18.3mm dia

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Silicon hose is incredibly elastic - I've had mine blow up like a balloon when I accidentally left it on the high static pressure side of a valve... got to it before it burst.

Andy
 

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