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Old 12-17-2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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Default Quick Disconnect Sources??

I've been looking for Quick-Disconnect fittings, I have found a few that will work well but they are fairly expensive.

These are all Plastic and rated up to 240ºF and are 36 for ten.

These are Acetal Rated up to 180ºF and are 4.10 each

Any body have a good source they'd like the share?

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McMaster has some brass ones that are much less expensive. Do a search for 6739K59. That'll get you to the right page.

They're $5.75 for the female w/ 3/8" hose barb, and $1.75 for the male w/ 1/2" threads.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:44 PM   #3
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McMaster has some brass ones that are much less expensive. Do a search for 6739K59. That'll get you to the right page.

They're $5.75 for the female w/ 3/8" hose barb, and $1.75 for the male w/ 1/2" threads.
Thanks a lot, that was exactly what I have been looking for!
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:44 PM   #4
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Note that they also have 1/2" hose barb ones as well. I got those.

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Old 12-18-2007, 10:23 PM   #5
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Wow those got here quick! thats a great resource. I guess it because I am in southern California, but I ordered them Monday afternoon and had them here at work by mid morning...

Looks like they are going to work great.

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Good to hear - I plan on switching to those McMaster brass disco's soon too, they look REALLY nice!

Let us know how install goes!

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Has anyone located threaded female disconnects like those shown with blank lines on the McMaster page just under the 6739K64s? (McMaster doesn't stock them and doesn't have a source)

My thinking is along the lines of a previous poster to have male QDs on the fixed points and female QDs on the hose lines. I'm building Lonnie's Brutus 10. To connect the T to the kettles would use a threaded female connected to the T with a 1 1/2" nipple.

Or how about a double sided female coupling? That would work if you had a male QD on the T.

Thoughts anyone?

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I use US Plastics polysulfone varieties. They are rated up to 400*F, IIRC.

Any size and type you could want. Excepting Female threaded. I had to go with an adapter to Female Garden Hose Threads but, it worls like a charm.

They are cheap enough, IMO, that it's worth it to have a few extras just in case you break one.

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I went with the McMaster brass ones and I absolutely love them. I used the system with them for the first time on Sunday and it was very simple. During the mash I pumped sanitizer from my basement up through all the lines through the CFC and into the kettle. Used a ball-valve in the basement to keep all the sanitizer in the lines (and of course shut off the one on the keggle and dumped the sanitizer) so that during the whole boil everything was filled with sanitizer. After I was done it was very quick to just dismantle everything and put it away. (Building a brew rig someday...)

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Default Brass equivalent of this disconnect?

I have had no luck in finding a brass version of this stainless quick disconnect available at morebeer.com. I talked with the folks at McMaster and they can't help and I haven't found one at Grainger either.

I'll keep looking but if anyone else has an idea or two I'd appreciate a link.

Thanks...

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