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77punx 01-02-2013 08:02 PM

Does it make sense to use npt to tri clover adapter.
 
Hi guys so do you think it would make sense to use an 1/2 male npt to tri clover to go in and out of my chugger pumps?Or should I just use hose barb to 1/2 npt. It seems counter productive to go to tri clover if ultimately there are still threads involved right?

CoalCracker 01-02-2013 08:21 PM

That really only matters post boil. If your using triclovers post boil then as long as you sanitize everything, you should be fine.

chipsah 01-02-2013 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by 77punx (Post 4739066)
Hi guys so do you think it would make sense to use an 1/2 male npt to tri clover to go in and out of my chugger pumps?Or should I just use hose barb to 1/2 npt. It seems counter productive to go to tri clover if ultimately there are still threads involved right?

It does not for one reason. The inlet/outlet on the Chugger pump are male. --><--

Sarcasm aside, if I were to make the switch over to sanitary fittings I would use them on every fitting. You never know how you might adjust your process mid-brew and wish you could hook 'x' hose up your pump.

bob352 01-03-2013 03:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 77punx (Post 4739066)
Hi guys so do you think it would make sense to use an 1/2 male npt to tri clover to go in and out of my chugger pumps?Or should I just use hose barb to 1/2 npt. It seems counter productive to go to tri clover if ultimately there are still threads involved right?

I put TC connectors on my march pump head using npt fittings.
I like it.
A true TC pump head would be cooler.

StainlessBrewing 01-03-2013 01:15 PM

Sanitation= no, quick release for cleaning and maintenance= yes. Price yourself out quick disconnects, camlocks, and sanitary ferrules, clamps and gaskets and see which one works best for you.

CoalCracker 01-03-2013 02:03 PM

I have tri clamps all around for my brewery and they are $$$$$$$$$$$$. I probably have 3-400 in fittings alone. Not my smartest decision. However they definitely have some bling. I personally thing you would be fine with camlocks or even the McMaster disconnects.

77punx 01-03-2013 08:18 PM

Thanks guys, ya I priced the whole thing out w tc's. It came out to about 500 through brewers hardware. When I started building this thing I didn't expect fittings to be so expensive! I'll post a picture of it when it is done.

77punx 01-03-2013 11:35 PM

Here it is so far
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