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Old 03-16-2010, 07:26 PM   #1
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We recently upgraded our system to HERMS and screwing and unscrewing the worm clamps holding onto our hoses is tedious. I've used the search function to check out what people are using for quick disconnects and it seems like the brass ones at McMaster Carr are a popular choice, but we have also been checking out the ProFlow dyanamics SS camlocks. I'm sure there are other options out there as well. For those of you with quick disconnects in your system which ones do you prefer and why? Thanks!

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Old 03-16-2010, 07:55 PM   #2
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I use the McMaster-Carr QDs with the tubing clamped on to the barbs with zip ties. Works like a charm:

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Why zip ties and not use regular hose clamps? Just curious...my brass Mcmaster QD's are being delivered today.

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Why zip ties and not use regular hose clamps? Just curious...my brass Mcmaster QD's are being delivered today.
Hose clamps chew up the tubing. Zip ties are cheaper, faster, easier and don't damage the tubing.
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Good to know...thank you sir.

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Can you guys throw up the part number of the QD's from Mcmaster Carr that everyone is using. Thanks in advance.

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The plug end is part #6739K59

The socket end is part #6739K64

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When I built my brewframe about a year ago, I used the McMaster-Carr brass disconnects.

I recently changed all my fittings over to the stainless steel Camlocks from ProFlow Dynamics. The camlocks have a larger interior diameter allowing greater flow rates. They do not react to any chemicals, are less expensive than the McMaster-Carr QDs and just look cooler

Here is my rig with the McMaster-Carr QDs:



Here it is about a year later with the Camlocks:



Here is a link to some more reviews (with better pictures) of the Camlocks

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/stainless-camlocks-review-158649

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The plug end is part #6739K59

The socket end is part #6739K64
Awesome! Do you know what part number it is for the elbow hose barb that some are using?
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Awesome! Do you know what part number it is for the elbow hose barb that some are using?
Hm. No, I don't think I have that written down. I only have one of those, and when I ordered more parts, I only needed those two.
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