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Old 04-19-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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Rather simple question regarding quick disconnects. Do people usually:

1) Have male pieces on kettles and females on hoses?

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2) Have females on kettles and males on hoses?

Anything that I should be aware of one way or another?



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Old 04-19-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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Count how many of each you'll need. Pick the config that gives you fewer females since they are about $2 more.



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Count how many of each you'll need. Pick the config that gives you fewer females since they are about $2 more.
Ha.. is that really the only difference to consider?
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Ha.. is that really the only difference to consider?
That was the only difference I could see when I did it. I wound up with the female disconnects on the hoses, for what that's worth.
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I personally prefer having females on the hoses.
If you drop the hose with a male it can ding it up over time and cause issues.

With the females, pulling the cams back is more intuitive when using them.

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^^ yep, female usually go on the hoses.

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I've got females on my hoses, male on pumps and vessels. Aesthetically I think it looks better, plus it makes for easier operation if they're cam locks.

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The female side also requires a bit more attention when it comes to cleaning.

Having the female on the hose means you can just soak the ends. Cleaning would be more difficult with them fix mounted on the vessel.

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The female side also requires a bit more attention when it comes to cleaning.

Having the female on the hose means you can just soak the ends. Cleaning would be more difficult with them fix mounted on the vessel.
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The female side also requires a bit more attention when it comes to cleaning.

Having the female on the hose means you can just soak the ends. Cleaning would be more difficult with them fix mounted on the vessel.
I think this is the most compelling reasons though when you stack up all the reasons stated, I think it's a clear choice.


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