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Old 12-16-2007, 03:55 PM   #1
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anyone recommend a site thatll lead me to stainless 1/4 compression x 1/2 threaded fittings. i was told thats what i need to fit onto the bottom of my converted keg. its the only thing keeping me from brewin my first large batch

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Old 12-16-2007, 03:57 PM   #2
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You clould go for go for cheaper plumbers joint is you need to get you going.

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Old 12-16-2007, 04:00 PM   #3
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What are you going to use that fitting for?

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Old 12-16-2007, 04:09 PM   #4
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McMaster-Carr has everything under the sun:
http://www.mcmaster.com/ and search for 'stainless compression' on the left side of the page

1/4" tube by 1/2" male pipe, straight through, is part no. 5182K113 -- $11.88
1/4" tube by 1/2" female pipe, straight through, is part no. 5182K256 -- $15.91

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Old 12-16-2007, 04:15 PM   #5
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Yeah, I'd like to know exactly what application you're thinking of. Are you trying to make a dip tube or something? If so, 1/4" tube is too small. In fact, I don't know any use for 1/4" tubing in a kettle.

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I use a brass compression fitting for connecting my 3/8" tubing cfc to my 3/4" brass ball valve. It works just fine. The brass fittings are widely available at local hardware stores and are MUCH cheaper that SS. I've also found that when ordering fittings online, most companies tack on a substantial handling fee for small orders.

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Old 12-16-2007, 07:20 PM   #7
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You clould go for go for cheaper plumbers joint is you need to get you going.
Damn, Orphy what was the name of that brew?

Too bad you're a contintent away-I wanna drink with you, Dude.
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:57 PM   #8
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are brass fittings ok on keggles or do you have to go SS

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Old 12-16-2007, 10:23 PM   #9
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i got my keggle off a guy who had 1/2 welded stainless coupling for the temp gauge in the middle and a 1/4 inch tube on the bottom which on the inside had somesorta diptube i would say...ill post some pictures when i gotta chance. i had to get it off him, it was within my price range.


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You clould go for go for cheaper plumbers joint is you need to get you going.
very nice suggestion might i add....
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1/4" dip tube? Upgrade that to 1/2" or even 5/8".

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