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Old 02-07-2011, 10:12 PM   #1
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Default Beware the small bore of the type C camlock fittings



After having flow issues I took apart my mcmaster.com quick connects to find they were constricted to at the bend. I was looking to upgrade the 1/4" opening of my mcmaster.com quick connects to these. I got these from bargainfittings.com and they have the same issue.

I need a 1/2" wide open fitting to feed 1/2" rigid copper pipe going to my pump head. Looks like $60 down the drain on these. Where can I get 1/2", wide open cam locks!
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The barb is designed to fit a 1/2" hose. So the inner diameter on the barb is smaller.

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Here's another shot of the openings. WTF!?!?!
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Have you watched BobbyM's videos on these? I think the way to go if you want the higher flow is to get the threaded disconnect and force the house on the way he does.

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Here's a link to Bobby's vid on youtube, explains it better than I ever could.

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If you want larger cross sections, then use threaded fittings and get rid of the hose barbs.

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Don't buy these!
Harsh. I have these, and love them. I do have two hoses set up with 90 degree street elbows and threaded camlocks for applications where I need more flow.
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Harsh. I have these, and love them.
Me too! I just purchased a set and set up my hoses this weekend. I'm using a cheap little drill pump and was fine with the lower flow barbed fittings. They work great!
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Also what exactly are you pumping that you need that much flowrate?

For like 90% of the time my flowrate is turned way down anyway.

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I'm having issues with sputtering and air in my lines since I hard plumbed it. I think the problem is that I'm feeding a 1/2" rigid copper line to the inlet with a flexible quick connect with a restricted flow rate.

Basically, I never had problems until I hard plumbed. When I just had quick connects and silicone hoses I never had a problem.

Either that or I have a pump problem.

Maybe I'll just get a pipe union and unscrew it if I need to lift the keggle.

I'm not trying to bash bargainfittings.com. But maybe it should be mentioned on the site how restricted the hose barbs are. Be nice if they could get them with a 5/8" hose barb. Wish I'd seen Bobby's video before doing this. His solution is nice, but I don't have a bench grinder. I might try threading the hoses on. Unfortunately, I don't have the right cam locks.

Anyone know their return policy off hand? I'll have to call them.

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