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Binkie Huckaback
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Replacement Boiler Tap

Post by Binkie Huckaback » Sun Feb 04, 2024 2:04 pm

Can anyone recommend a decent tap to fit in a Peco boiler? I'm really fed up with the one that's supplied. IT's got to have a faster flow rate the hole than the existing tap and I have the tools to enlarge the hole if need be.

If anyone can also recommend a hop filter to fit on the back of it, that would be great.

Oh, does anyone know why Peco fit such awful taps to these boilers?

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Re: Replacement Boiler Tap

Post by MashBag » Mon Feb 05, 2024 4:33 pm

Would a stainless ½" bsp lever v as lve fit it?

Hops battery idea, mangrove Jack's hop spider. Sensible money. Really good bit of kit.

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Re: Replacement Boiler Tap

Post by guypettigrew » Mon Feb 05, 2024 4:46 pm

MashBag wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2024 4:33 pm
Would a stainless ½" bsp lever v as lve fit it?

Hops battery idea, mangrove Jack's hop spider. Sensible money. Really good bit of kit.
Hop battery--Hmmm. Could it replace the lithium batteries in cars?

Interesting idea.

Guy

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Re: Replacement Boiler Tap

Post by MashBag » Tue Feb 06, 2024 8:52 am

"Filter" & "battery" are not even close on my phone.
How did it do that?
I think artificial intelligence (it got that first time) might have some challenges 😁😁

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Re: Replacement Boiler Tap

Post by Binkie Huckaback » Sat Feb 10, 2024 2:17 pm

Thanks. I'll have a look at those taps.

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Re: Replacement Boiler Tap

Post by IPA » Sun Feb 11, 2024 4:13 pm

MashBag wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2024 8:52 am
"Filter" & "battery" are not even close on my phone.
How did it do that?
I think artificial intelligence (it got that first time) might have some challenges 😁😁
Battery/Better could be the problem
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Re: Replacement Boiler Tap

Post by Cobnut » Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:08 am

When I began BIAB, I used a (cheap) tea urn/boiler I bought off eBay. I replaced the tap with a 1/2" BSP tap (had to enlarge the hole) and a bazooka filter I bought from the Malt Miller. Still working 7+ years later, although I use GF30 for mash/boil and the tea urn now serves as sparge water heater.

https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product ... cba1185463

https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product ... cba1185463

I also needed to buy a connecting piece to join together the above items. I think this is the one:

https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product ... cba1185463
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