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The Brewing Forum • View topic - Boiler Sight Glass

Boiler Sight Glass

Postby EvansTheSteam » Thu Apr 10, 2014 08:53

I have 15mm OD x 2mm wall Acrylic tube.
I have a 15mm compression fitting.
Do I gently use a brass "olive", do I wrap a load of PTFE tape in place of the "olive" or is there another option?
Seems a suitably sized Silicon seal would be an answer, but where to source it?

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Re: Boiler Sight Glass

Postby graysalchemy » Thu Apr 10, 2014 09:14

Push fit fittings would be better like

That is what cnelsonplumber recommended on his how to on Another Site.

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Re: Boiler Sight Glass

Postby Joe1002 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 09:18


A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure.
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Re: Boiler Sight Glass

Postby danb » Thu Apr 10, 2014 09:35

My last boiler I used one of them but it cannot be removed.
I now use jg fittings with a s/s elbow and the s/g can be removed in seconds if needed for extra cleaning.
http://www.wickes.co.uk/Speedfit-Male-C ... n/p/160115
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Re: Boiler Sight Glass

Postby EvansTheSteam » Thu Apr 10, 2014 09:41

Thanks GA, it's something I should have thought of! :doh:

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Re: Boiler Sight Glass

Postby boab44stout » Mon Apr 14, 2014 19:53

they look the business i might build this myself
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Re: Boiler Sight Glass

Postby EvansTheSteam » Mon Apr 14, 2014 20:24

Just tried it, the standard compression olive does the job well!

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