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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:53 am 
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I replaced my sight tubes and used a high temperature, food grade silicone sealant between the tube and the tri-clamp barb. It worked for three brewing sessions and then developed a slow leak.

Can anyone suggest a more suitable sealant for this?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:09 pm 
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I replaced my sight glasses a few years ago, but i don't remember if I used sealant with the new ones. I don't think I did, because I just went looking for the silicone sealant that SABCO may have shipped with my BM, but found nothing. I'm thinking that the hose clamps (I take it that the newer BMs have a tri-clamp fit) should create a tight enough seal. That's my best guess from my own setup.

If you're dead set about using Silicone Sealant, make sure it's rated NSF, and high temp. When in doubt, give Bob a call.

Good luck 28th,
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:34 pm 
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Thanks Hooch. My rig is from 2008 but it does have the tri-clamp sight glasses. The tubes themselves are hard plastic and I didn't think they'd require a hose clamp -- the one I bought the system with didn't have one, it used some sort of blue sealant instead. I'll email Bob.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:23 pm 
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Hey 28th,
I apologize, for the mix-up. The moment you mentioned your rig being from 2008, I said out loud, "Dood, so is mine!" So I promptly headed over to the garage -ahem, brewery and took a closer look at my own rig. And there it was, the hose clamp and tri-clamp working beautifully together.

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Hope this picture saves you sometime and gets you brewing again quickly.

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Hooch

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Wow, thanks! I didn't think they'd work as the plastic is hard and not flexible like other tuning. I'll put a couple on and tighten them up a touch when things start heating. Thank you!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:59 am 
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My site glass on the BK appears to be melted onto the unit.


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