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Old 10-26-2008, 05:13 PM   #11
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I just don't mess around with weldless parts though because I don't advocate them at all. I know they work for some folks, but it's not my style.
I totally understand this, you do have to think of us welding-challenged individuals with no skills...
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:37 PM   #12
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I totally understand this, you do have to think of us welding-challenged individuals with no skills...
The fittings I have right now are 1/4" NPT so I suppose the way one would turn it into weldless is a 1/4" coupling, washer, locknut and silicone oring. I just don't want to sell it with those parts and then be liable when it doesn't seal properly. These things are finicky if they're not assembled just right. Having a 1/4" coupling welded in also allows it to be WAY low in the keg so that it starts reading at around the 3 gallon mark in a keg.
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Slim, I get the polycarbonate from Mcmaster... the stuff listed as capable of 250F.

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Old 11-01-2008, 04:32 AM   #14
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Default Sight Glass, Thermowell (temp. probe) & Weldless Fitting - ALL-IN-ONE

I want to purchase (1) weldless bulkhead fitting 1/2", and use it for a sight glass and thermowell fitting.

I would imagine that I could accomplish this by attaching a "T" coming out of the bulkhead, where the sightglass tube would be vertical and the thermowell (6") would be screwing into the end. My question is, how do you attach a sight glass tube to a female pipe thread? I'm not familiar with compressing fittings.

Polycarbonate tubing at McMaster.com - Part Number: 8585K52 for 1/2"?

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Old 11-01-2008, 01:55 PM   #15
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As much as I like AustinHomeBrew, I'd probably go with the morebeer model if I was paying $40. It has a SS shield.

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Old 11-01-2008, 02:40 PM   #16
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That one at Williams home brew looks like the best deal by far. Even with shipping its much less expensive. Plus it has more features.

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