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Old 04-07-2008, 06:08 PM   #1
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Default Quick Disconnects: Plastic? Brass? SS?

I've decide to QD my rig.

Plastic sounds like a good idea when you thing about hot liquids and stuff but my gut says go Stainless. Thoughts? Opinions? Disaster anecdotes?

Also - what's the best place to get QDs? I've noticed a pretty substantial price difference between websites.

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Old 04-07-2008, 06:17 PM   #2
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The price difference seems to be about $10 per set for the SS over the plastic (at least at B3), so I guess it depends on how many sets you need. At work, I work with both types, and I definitely prefer the SS. The plastic takes a bit more muscle, can get a bit hard to work with, not as easy to one handed disconnect. If you can afford it, I would simply go with the SS. They look better too!

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Old 04-07-2008, 06:33 PM   #3
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I have the brass ones you can get at McMaster and talked about here http://brewing.schmidt-house.com/QDs_hose.htm I have had nothing but good luck with them and they are cheap. $1.75 for the male and $6.01 for the female.

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Boy, for that price I think the brass are the way to go.

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I just saw the other day Mc master carr has plastic QDs that will handle 212 degF and are food grade. and there CHEEP I spent 50+ each set of the stainless QDs ( I love them dont get me wrong) but these are super cheep like 12 bones a set. I will go to there site and try to get you a link
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http://www.mcmaster.com/
I think its on page 287 there the plastic cam locks
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I like the brass ones myself.

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I have the brass ones you can get at McMaster and talked about here http://brewing.schmidt-house.com/QDs_hose.htm I have had nothing but good luck with them and they are cheap. $1.75 for the male and $6.01 for the female.

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I use the same ones and for the price I'm happy.

Only two things I don't like is that they can get hot and that they don't have an auto shut off built in, but that is expected considering the price.
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Right on. That sounds like it'll do the trick.

What about auto shut offs? Good idea or no?




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+1 for the brass QD from mcmaster. All my connections already have a full port valve, so an auto shutoff would be redundant.

EDIT: Also the lack of an auto shutoff makes flushing the lines/ports easier.

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