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Old 10-31-2013, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default Using compressor quick connects

Now that I have my brew cart built, I'm brewing a lot more...and going through more CO2. I'm also switching from my carbonation gas line to my bottle filler gas line a lot more. It's a pain.

The weekend before last, I had to replace my compressor. While I was at Harbor Freight, I got one of their compressor tool kits, too. It came with a small handful of quick connects like these...


While I was switching the gas line from the carbonation line to the CPBF line last night, I thought about slipping in some of the quick connects to make it easier.

So...is there any downside to using the quick connects on CO2 lines in the brewery?

Would it be better to tun them male>female inline from tank to final destination or set up the tank and the gas in fitting and the CPBF with one sort, male or female and the hoses with the other? Which way would be best male on the hoses or female?

Thanks for your replies!

Brew on!

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Old 11-01-2013, 02:10 AM   #2
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I have had those occasionally leak when I've used them on my compressor. As long as they didn't leak you should be fine, but it would suck to lose a full bottle to a slow leak. I got some polysulfone gas disconnects from Northern Brewer. They're kind of pricey for what they are, but they've worked well. I think I've been using them for 5+ years with no leaks.

Male: http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/cpc-male-gas-disconnect-1-4-barb.html
Female: http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/cpc-female-gas-disconnect-1-4-barb.html

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Old 11-01-2013, 11:52 AM   #3
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I have been using them on three regulators for four years now with no leaks so far. I put the female fitting on the regulator hose so that when I disconnect hoses the CO2 doesn't free flow from the bottle.

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