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Old 03-29-2010, 02:12 AM   #1
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What the difference between these two valves and can they be used for home brewing?

$25 - http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-JOMAR-1-2-SS...item414d832b12

$15 - http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-JOMAR-1-2-CS...item414d5e650e

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Old 03-29-2010, 03:47 AM   #2
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Subscribed. I went to JOMAR's webpage and saw their product decriptions for both valves one is Stainless and one is Carbon. Both have the same UL certifications and descriptions. However Carbon steel can still rust so I would go for the SS one. However I would like to hear more from other pros around.

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Stainless Steel is the one you want.
Carbon Steel WILL rust, esp in acidic conditions. And fast, too.
If you want cheaper ss ball valves for homebrewing you can get 2 piece from http://www.greatbargain.net/order/index.html

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They both won't work for you. The carbon steel will rust and the stainless one is socket weld (NO THREADS).

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Old 03-29-2010, 05:24 PM   #5
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i've never ordered from these guys, but they have ss 3 piece valves for the cheapest i've been able to find
http://climaxhomebrew.com/

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Old 03-29-2010, 05:27 PM   #6
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They both won't work for you. The carbon steel will rust and the stainless one is socket weld (NO THREADS).
Thanks Bobby. I didn't even notice that, you saved me a big headache and some money.
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:33 PM   #7
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i've never ordered from these guys, but they have ss 3 piece valves for the cheapest i've been able to find
http://climaxhomebrew.com/
$19 bucks for a 3 piece ball valve that's awesome. What is the actuator mount version used for?
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What is the actuator mount version used for?
They can be automated with an acuator.
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