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Old 02-06-2009, 03:24 PM   #1
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I need a stainless steel compression fitting that will allow me to put a racking arm of some sort into the bulkhead fitting (1/2" NPT male)

Any recommended suppliers? I have searched and called numerous places and keep striking out.

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Old 02-06-2009, 03:27 PM   #2
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what size tube? Ebay is by far the cheapest supplier for Swagelok fittings. Enter a search for "swagelok", and page through until you find what you need. You will likely be able to get it for 20.

Or just go here:

Compression Fittings | MoreBeer

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what size tube? Ebay is by far the cheapest supplier for Swagelok fittings. Enter a search for "swagelok", and page through until you find what you need. You will likely be able to get it for 20.

Or just go here:

Compression Fittings | MoreBeer
I will determine the tube size based on the availability of compression fittings... I would like at least 1/4" ID, larger if available. I don't want to wait all day for the beer to flow but I also don't want to disturb the bottom to much when draining into the keg. Any reason why copper wouldn't work well for a racking tube or are there any oxidation issues with it sitting in the fermenter for 4+ weeks? I don't think it's an issue.
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You will likely be fine with copper, but there are some concerns about galvanic corrosion due to the different metals. I would go with a 1/2 dip tube and order a short stick of stainless from McMaster #8989K872.

Here is a comp fitting.

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