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Old 01-23-2010, 02:16 PM   #11
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Your opinion on flow rates compared to straight thru barbs?
Seems to flow fine.

The hose barb measure .33" ID compared to .39" ID of my 1/2" SS hose barbs I sell.
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:54 PM   #12
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I am loving mine too. I have a full set now for my 3 vessels and 6 hoses. Here's another thing that hasn't been commented on yet: the inside walls are not polished, but a rough SS finish.

On the up side, its all 316 stainless!

A friend commented last night after closing a female on a male that "it might be easier to close these if you remove the rings" Occasionally they will get in the way of closing them completely. Usually not a problem but I may try that. The rings look cool too though I think.

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Old 01-24-2010, 03:41 PM   #13
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I wish they had the 1/2" NPT sized camlocks with different sized barbs. One could easily stretch 1/2" ID silicone tubing over a 5/8" barb which would reduce the restriction. One possible alternative is to get the 1/2" npt on both sides and put your own barb in. It increases the price of the whole assembly and adds more nooks and crannies. Probably not worth it.

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Old 01-24-2010, 06:13 PM   #14
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Looks like there might be enough meat inside the barbs to drill a few thou out, while also making a smoother interior. That would take some very sharp bits and an accurate drill press or lathe, though.

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Old 01-25-2010, 04:18 AM   #15
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Aw, man - I was really hoping that the review would be along the lines of "Absolutely perfect, no reason to look at the brass QDs from McMaster"

So still decisions to make. Hmph!!

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The only difference in function is one hand vs. two. It's not really that big of a deal and it might be worth the effort for stainless at the same price.

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I've used the camlock set for a total of one brew day. I would not say I have gotten comfortable with them yet

For the price they are great! Not quite as easy to manipulate as the brass or stainless spring type disconnects but still good fittings.

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Mine should be here tomorrow - really excited to the new RIMs system finished and do a brew for the big 3-0.

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I think I will make an order tomorrow. The price makes them hard not to try.

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Ok I was plumbing out all my connections last night with pex and connecting it to my couplers. He is what I have come up with.

The key rings are better off and out of the way. I don't see a need for them. I don't think I will ever need the cotter pins so I took everything off. It makes it much easier to handle.

If you wiggle the connector a bit and pull back on the arms evenly it seats really well. It was starting to get really easy to take them on an off. I must have put the couplers on/off each a dozen times. Each time became a little more natural.

I love them. For my plumbing setup I have 7 connections on my kegs. That is 7 I have to connect to hard plumbing every brew. These are going to be a dream. 2 thumbs up to the OP that showed us ProFlowDynamics.com in another thread.

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