Sweet! let us know how it works. What do you think causes your coolers to shit the bed? I've read on other forums where people are using them for years and years with no issues. Personally, I'm only worried about mine crapping out because I pre-heat with boiling water first.
I ALWAYS Preheat my Mash Tuns with Boiling water. I'm going to pre heat this one with Boiling water also. I think that my Cooler Mash Tuns Crapped the bed becasue of the way that I build them. I Should have used 1/2 inch copper instead of the 3/4 in that I like to use for my lautering arms. Ya see, with the 1/2 inch Copper, you can use a Stainless steel Washer to prevent any leaking from the ballvalve. I just could not find a Stainless Steel Washer big enough for the 3/4 inch Copper. So, I have been making do with Rubber Gaskets. Of course those gaskets needed replacing every 5th or 6th batch. A pain in the ass. But, it was my fault in the design process.