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Old 01-24-2009, 03:25 AM   #21
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Morebeer will get NONE of my money. Assclowns.
For regular ol' parts like that, I go to Lowe's. Screw HD; they too, are Assclowns. ACE is frickin' awesome, but they are hella expensive.

I qualify that statement by saying that in several different cities in the US I have lived, HD has a limited selection at a generally higher price (than Lowe's), and absent customer service.

Lowe's is consistently cheaper, often gives choices amongst common parts, and the atmosphere is generally relaxed, the staff seem happy, and they are quite helpful. Their plumbing section is actually organized, I can find the sh!t I need, and SWMBO doesn't complain about me spending 2 hours staring at a wall of fittings.

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Old 01-24-2009, 03:32 AM   #22
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Just trying to help.....
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Reviving an old thread, but...

I've been looking for polypropylene fittings for my March pump (forgot to get them when I got the pump from AHS). Can't seem to find them at Lowes.

I notice in this thread that some are using metal fittings. Is that a problem at all? I'm worried metal will chew up the plastic threads on the pumps. I'll just wait for my next AHS order if so, but it'd be nice to find some in the meantime.

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Old 06-17-2009, 01:56 PM   #24
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Reviving an old thread, but...

I've been looking for polypropylene fittings for my March pump (forgot to get them when I got the pump from AHS). Can't seem to find them at Lowes.

I notice in this thread that some are using metal fittings. Is that a problem at all? I'm worried metal will chew up the plastic threads on the pumps. I'll just wait for my next AHS order if so, but it'd be nice to find some in the meantime.
I prefer the SS couplings, and if you pre-assemble them to another SS male fitting, the possible nastiness of the threads will be much less severe. The ones I put on my pump had perfect threads. I buy SS fittings from these guys. They are cheap, good quality and fast.

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Old 06-17-2009, 02:31 PM   #25
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I use tri-clamps:

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Old 06-17-2009, 02:55 PM   #26
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Reviving an old thread, but...
I notice in this thread that some are using metal fittings. Is that a problem at all? I'm worried metal will chew up the plastic threads on the pumps. I'll just wait for my next AHS order if so, but it'd be nice to find some in the meantime.
The main thing is to attach a fitting to the pump that will never have to come off. That way the threads on your pump stay nice and pretty plus a QD is faster anyhow.
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I use the male and female brass Quick Disconnects from McMaster. I've selected the 90deg female QD as this helps reduce any kinking. Here are the part numbers:

6739K68: http://www.mcmaster.com/nav/enter.asp?partnum=6739K68
6739K59: http://www.mcmaster.com/nav/enter.asp?partnum=6739K59

My connection to pump (1/2" ball valve on pump, 1/2" full coupler on input side):


bringing this thread back...
instead of resting the output hose on the mlt, could you not attach the female QD fitting to the male fitting on the mlt?
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:59 AM   #28
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bringing this thread back...
instead of resting the output hose on the mlt, could you not attach the female QD fitting to the male fitting on the mlt?
Yep, you could do that and fill from the bottom. Now I've got a keg and the output fits perfectly in the handle hole. Either way makes beer!
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Hey, look at me!! A rookie, reviving and old thread.

Quick question...do these quick disconnects prohibit flow through their respective hoses when they are disconnected?? I noticed McMaster has that option and was wondering if it may be beneficial. Thoughts??

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Old 05-18-2011, 02:21 AM   #30
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Here is a close up of my pumps with QD's (1/2"). Enjoy!

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