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Old 05-23-2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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Default Stainless Reducing Nipples

I am having a difficult time finding a reducing nipple to go from a 1/2" coupling to a 1/4" tee fitting. It's all NPT and I would like to keep the plumbing stainless.

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The 1/2" NPT coupling is welded onto the keggle. The 1/4" NPT tee is part of the Brewhardware, weldless sightglass/thermometer kit.

Can you help a brother out?

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Old 05-23-2012, 03:22 PM   #2
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I think you'll have to go with 1/2 tee plus 1/4"reducing fittings. A one piece may be available but i haven't seen one, and if it does exist it wont be cheap IMHO.

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Old 05-23-2012, 03:37 PM   #3
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Can you use a hex bushing with a nipple? 1/2" MPT x 1/4"FPT and a 1/4" x cls nipple It look like he sells the hex bushings on his site as an option for other items. Maybe contact him and see if he has the nipple too. If you click the picture it shows a 1/2" X 1/4" hex bushing.http://www.brewhardware.com/sightglass/58-sightglass-for-welded-couplings

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Try these guys out. http://www.buyfittingsonline.com/150psistainlesssteelthreadedfittings.aspx

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You could use a reducing bushing:


http://www.bargainfittings.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=36_39_59&product_id=71

and then either use a close nipple between the reducer and the tee, or you could use a tee that has a male end:


http://www.amazon.com/Parker-Stainless-Fitting-Street-Female/dp/B004XEKZ9U/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1337789500&sr=8-2-fkmr0

Those are a little spendy though.

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On second thought, you're probably better off getting the 1/2" NPT sight glass kit.

http://www.brewhardware.com/sightglass/83-weldless-sight-kit-wthermometer-4ezst-240



Threads right into your 1/2" coupling on your keggle. No point getting the weldless version if you have a 1/2" coupling welded into your keggle.

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Thanks for the help. I am probably going with a new, 1/2" kit.

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1/2"x1/4" stainless swage is what your looking for check out mcmaster Carr.

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