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Old 01-25-2011, 04:11 AM   #1
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Default hook 1/2" ID silicone tubing to 3/8" OD copper tubing

title says it all im trying to hook the 1/2 ID silicone tubing from my ball valve to my counterflow wort chiller with 3/8 OD copper tubing. I kind of figured i could throw two hose clamps on there and maybe be all right but i dont want to make any assumptions. any and all suggestions for a more secure connection are appreciated

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Old 01-25-2011, 04:38 AM   #2
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Maybe solder on a 3/8 coupling on the CFC. That would make it almost 1/2" OD. Shouldn't be more than a couple bucks and would make a better seal with the silicone tubing. Just an idea.

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Old 01-25-2011, 04:51 AM   #3
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I stepped back up to 1/2" and soldered male adapters on mine and used cam locks.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/coun...ml#post2527071
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yeah i thought about that id like to find a compression fitting that i could attach to the 3/8 OD copper tubing that would have a male 1/2 connection on the other side so i could attach a quick disconnect. dont know if thats possible but if anybody has info thatd be great.

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Im sure you've found this already but just search for

3/8 compression 1/2 MIP

example: http://www.pexsupply.com/Jones-Steph...sion-Connector

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