Originally Posted by javedian
See this post for parts - I am about the same stage as you.http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?p=190302#post190302
Remember, we are adapting pieces and parts for odd creations, don't expect everybody at a hardware store to understand our adaptations. I have not seen bulkhead fittings at any of 3-4 different normal hardware stores I have been in here, they are not common plumbing parts, but more a specialty part, but have not looked at specialty / industrial type stores.
Grab all the parts from the link up. The "Watts" Brand Part numbers will get you most of what you need. I could not find the outer washer in the inch section. I got two 16mm and it fits perfect. Double stacked on the outside.
I could not find any gaskets to my liking either. I wound up getting garden hose gaskets. Again it fits perfect.
On the braided hose, I had them at Lowes use their PVC cutter to clip the ends off. Use needle-nose pliers to yank the braid off.
I grabbed two hose hose clamps (1/4-5/8) and a push-in plug barb plug. Either for hose or copper tubing push-ins. Used this instead of crimping the end.
I quickly put it together w/o the teflon. Forgot too excited... It doesn't leak so I'm not worried.