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Old 06-16-2010, 08:24 PM   #11
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Does anyone have pics of the cam locks hooked up to their system?

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Old 06-16-2010, 08:36 PM   #12
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Not a close up but if you look at my build thread in my signature I am pretty sure there is a pic in there show tubes connected.

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Old 06-16-2010, 08:58 PM   #13
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I can take a pic when I get home and post for you.

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Old 06-16-2010, 09:44 PM   #14
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Here are some pics from my stand.
















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Old 06-17-2010, 06:34 PM   #15
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Thank you for posting the pics.

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Old 06-17-2010, 06:44 PM   #16
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5/16" ID is barely over half of the intended 1/2" ID. If you always throttle back and don't plan to whirlpool, etc then the short sections of 5/16" (2 per hose) should not be a problem, but I would not want it on my rig.

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I do not have any complaints once again, the flow using march pumps is way more than I need anyway.
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Wondering if you are still happy with your pro flow dynamics qd's? I'm about to pull the trigger on upgrading from my brass qd's and only the smaller id on the type c coupler is giving me pause. Does it restrict to the degree that whirlpooling during chilling is not possible?

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5/16" ID is barely over half of the intended 1/2" ID. If you always throttle back and don't plan to whirlpool, etc then the short sections of 5/16" (2 per hose) should not be a problem, but I would not want it on my rig.
Ben, unless i'm warped (don't reply), I get 5/16" ID as 0.390 of 1/2" ID, 1/2" ID has 2.56 times more cross sectional area of 5/16" ID.
5/16" has a diameter of 0.3125", 0.3125 SQ = 0.09765 x .7854 = 0.07669 sq/in of area. 1/2" diameter of 0.500, 0.500 SQ = 0.250 x .7854 = 0.1963 sq/in of area. There's a vast cross sectional area difference called a major restriction if using a weak pump to start with, you know the pump manufactures name.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:43 PM   #19
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Yes I am very happy with them. I have very short hoses and I do "whirlpool" with a march pump. It works fine for forming a hop cone in my kettle. It does not make anything like a vortex, but it accomplishes what I need it to.
That said, my biggest bottleneck is the pumps, not the QD's. I could chill MUCH faster if I had a higher flow. During chilling I am pushing liquid through 100' of copper 3/8"ID, and about 20' of silicone. THAT is where my bottlenecks are, and what is significantly affecting flow rate, much more so than the hose barbs.

My suggestion is go with the female couplers with male threads. You will be able to attach silicone hose directly to it. Another HBT member a couple miles away is now using the couplers with threads (1/2" silicone tubing stretched over the threads) and march pump and the difference is small but noticeable.

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Old 07-27-2010, 06:44 PM   #20
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My suggestion is go with the female couplers with male threads. You will be able to attach silicone hose directly to it. Another HBT member a couple miles away is now using the couplers with threads (1/2" silicone tubing stretched over the threads) and march pump and the difference is small but noticeable.
Would that be - Type B 1/2" couplers for all the Silicone Hose connections? Did the other HBT member report elevated wear in the hoses from being stretched over the threads?
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