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Simple cetrifure setup

Ok my Simple Centrifuge is due to arive Monday.
I will be using a HWH to heat the oil before the fuge.

What are the best materials to use for all the connections.
Would pex suffice as the piping?
More Q's to come.

Would using soldered ball valves be ok?

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I use black iron, and brass valves on my heated side. And clear 3/4 ID flexible tubing for every thing else.

I'm liking the idea of plastic tubing for EVERYTHING more and more though. I might be switching out my black iron and in line heater for a different set up soon.

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PEX sounds ok to me, any one else?

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I used PVC and Vinyl- no issues thus far- I ithink ts a little over 4 years now.

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PVC should be fine, just pay attention to the heat limits and stay well within them.

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I used PVC on my first attemp to build the CF setup, the heat made all the joints come loose, just like it melted the glue. It wasn't even that hot....140* So i changed all the PVC out and used black iron - i'm talking about all the hot side...i still have pvc on it where no heat is present or minimal.

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I was hoping to stay away from black pipe.
I like to cut things a little long and then trim them down to size. Can't do that with black pipe. Have to have exact measure's and have the thread put on at HD.

I have some 1" ball valves that I got real cheap but they are soldered connections. Copper is 100% no good with wvo right?

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I was hoping to stay away from black pipe.
I like to cut things a little long and then trim them down to size. Can't do that with black pipe. Have to have exact measure's and have the thread put on at HD.

I have some 1" ball valves that I got real cheap but they are soldered connections. Copper is 100% no good with wvo right?
right

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