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Old 05-17-2013, 01:56 AM   #1
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Don't know if this should go in this section, if not please let me know.

I want to get quick disconnects for my all grain setup. Can I just use the ones from Home Depot or is this not a good idea? I was thinking about camlocks but I like the idea of being able to swivel the tubing.

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Old 05-17-2013, 02:38 AM   #2
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You mean the Gilmour aluminium hose connections, I would not. Then camlocks are so cheap, just use them.

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Old 05-17-2013, 02:46 AM   #3
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Sorry I didn't specify which QD from Home Depot. They are the brass ones that are used in the air compressor section. I've seen them used in some setups on YouTube.

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No, too restrictive. There are 3/8" id believe. You really want a full port 1/2" if you ever plan to use a pump.

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Old 05-17-2013, 02:48 AM   #5
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I used to use them 12 years ago. They get gunky and dirty, and leak.

Get the camlocks, they really are pretty reasonably priced anymore.

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Ok. Thanks guys! HBT is such a great resource. Helped me make this...

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Bobby m at brewers hardware has angled 1/2 street elbows with the thread milled off. Makes a really nice full port nipple for lines. I grinded my off with a bench grinder and it sucked. Buy his.

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Stainless camlocks are looking to be an upcoming purchase.

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Check out the pro flow website. Camlocks for a pretty good price.

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Bobby m at brewers hardware has angled 1/2 street elbows with the thread milled off. Makes a really nice full port nipple for lines. I grinded my off with a bench grinder and it sucked. Buy his.
2nd this, I have the barbed cam locks and they are way to restrictive, I am going to upgrade to these soon.
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