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Old 01-29-2013, 02:46 AM   #1
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Default Deep Faucet Adapter for Wort Chiller

I am looking to purchase a wort chiller but I have an issue with finding the right faucet adapter. I have a pull-out faucet that has a sprayer that doesn't allow for a standard faucet/garden hose adapter. When you remove the aerator you can see that it screws pretty deep into the plastic. Also note that there is virtually no room around the aerator for any adapter that has knurling or facets. Does anyone know if there is an adapter that has deep threads on the faucet end? After rigorous searching I was unable to find anything. I know some folks suggested to tap off the supply line under the sink, however I want to find a solution that connects to the faucet head. Here are some pics to show what I am talking about.



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Old 01-29-2013, 03:07 AM   #2
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I just went through a very similar situation with my hansgrohe kitchen faucet. My normal adapter would bump into the garden hose threads before it got good threading on the faucet threads and I would have little streams of water going everywhichway. I ended up getting a different adapter (dual adapter) from Lowes that is taller and has a knurled middle section that's the same diameter as the faucet threads, and this knurled section is what allows it to sink into the faucet assembly so well. It has worked very well for me and was only about $3 or so. I cannot find it on the lowes website although that's where I had found it before. If I can rustle up a link or photo I'll post it here.

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Old 01-29-2013, 03:09 AM   #3
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Found it, but at Home Depot:

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051

This is the exact item I have and it works very well. It guess it was closer to $6.

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Found it, but at Home Depot:

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051

This is the exact item I have and it works very well. It guess it was closer to $6.
It looks like the knurled part may clear the recess. If it does, I wonder how I am supposed to tighten it?

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I actually got mine at lowes and they had it in stock (exact same part), of course YMMV.

The knurled part is the same diameter as the faucet threads so it will clear the recess. On my faucet, I simply grab and twist the garden hose threads to tighten. Since mine is like yours (plastic faucet threads) I don't overtighten so as not to strip my faucet threads.

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Any chance you can find it on their website for me? I can't seem to find it. I can take a ride and see if they have it. I take it it will be with all the aerators?

*edit sorry I didn't read your first post thoroughly. Is the band and model the exact same as the home depot one?

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I've just looked again and cannot find it on lowes.com. My memory may be off, perhaps I really did get it at Home Depot. I know that the link I provided is the exact item I bought though; brand may be different.

The closest I can find on the lowes website is:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_126111-1366-...erator+adapter

But I know I didn't bay $20+ for it, AND mine is the dual-thread variety (not that I use the other threads).

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This one? http://www.lowes.com/pd_134728-72906...ter&facetInfo=

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That's close but, from the picture, the knurled section on that one seems to be the same diameter as the garden hose threads whereas my knurled section is the same diameter as the faucet threads (i.e. smaller diameter). The smaller diameter is what allows this adapter to fit into the recess of my faucet and still gives enough GHT to get my immersion chiller on.
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Here's a possibility:

http://www.amazon.com/Danco-Corp-9D0...=danco+adapter

This looks like the one I have:

http://www.amazon.com/Male-Aerator-A...erator+adapter

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