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Old 08-06-2010, 10:49 AM   #11
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Yes they do. I do sell a street elbow to do the same thing with the type D

http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...product_id=120
Okay. Thanks. I am assuming I will need a ss all thread piece to connect the two?
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:47 AM   #12
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Okay. Thanks. I am assuming I will need a ss all thread piece to connect the two?
You would with the the female npt type D

I will see if I can stock the type Bs which have the male thread and female connector.
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:19 PM   #13
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Yes they do. I do sell a street elbow to do the same thing with the type D

http://www.bargainfittings.com/index...product_id=120
Do you find that you have to grind the threads off as Bobby did, or does the silicone tubing fit on there without grinding?
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:19 PM   #14
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ScubaSteve,

What are you planning to do about the gaskets for the 3/4" fittings? BobbyM was right - these things are much bigger than the 1/2" size.

I have a 3/4" camlock that I bought some #317 silicone o-rings from o-rings and more. The OD of the oring is a bit on the small side. It still seems to be retained by the internal groove - I can't shake it out, but I have not brew tested it yet.

Curious if you had another idea.

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I don't have a plan, I just figured I could buy a bigger size from the same place people are getting the 1/2" gaskets. Let us know how it works with hot wort.....sounds like you might be okay.
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:35 PM   #15
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Do you find that you have to grind the threads off as Bobby did, or does the silicone tubing fit on there without grinding?
I don't think the tubing will fit over a nipple without grinding it down the threads.

I've ordered stock of the Type Bs in 1/2"
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Too bad you didn't have these last month. I always prefer to order from vendors who support this site! I ordered the 1/2" orange silicone o-rings from you to swap out the black ones that come with these like bobby M did. Is there any difference between those and the white ones you have now? The orange ones seem to seal fine.
Do you plan to continue to carry these even when this lot sells out?

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Do you find that you have to grind the threads off as Bobby did, or does the silicone tubing fit on there without grinding?
I set mine up like bobby had in his video with the elbows and threaded fittings instead of the hose barb. There was no way I coild get the 1/2" ID silicone tubbing over it without grinding it. The one thing I didn't try was softening it up in boiled water... Don't know if it would even work.
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I have a standing arrangement with my vendor to carry the cam locks.

I think either the o-rings or the silicone gasket will work ok if it is sealing.

I will have them in stock as long as I can keep up with demand.

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I had ordered mine directly earlier this week when they came back in stock. I wish I had waited too, especially since I will be ordering other parts from Bargain fittings also.

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I set mine up like bobby had in his video with the elbows and threaded fittings instead of the hose barb. There was no way I coild get the 1/2" ID silicone tubbing over it without grinding it. The one thing I didn't try was softening it up in boiled water... Don't know if it would even work.
Guess I will be investing in a bench grinder. Oh well, I have been wanting one anyway.
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I'm glad you all just got this in as I'm just buying parts for my AG setup!! The Type C connectors I assume are supposed to fit over a 1/2" ID hose and be clamped correct?

Also, My HLT will double as my fermentor. It will be a 25 gal SS Flat bottom Barrel. About 17.5" diameter. Any ideas on how to create a pickup tube that can be rotated to double as a racking tube connected to a 1/2" SS Ball Valve?

All Fittings will likely be 1/2" and welded on.

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I'm glad you all just got this in as I'm just buying parts for my AG setup!! The Type C connectors I assume are supposed to fit over a 1/2" ID hose and be clamped correct?

Also, My HLT will double as my fermentor. It will be a 25 gal SS Flat bottom Barrel. About 17.5" diameter. Any ideas on how to create a pickup tube that can be rotated to double as a racking tube connected to a 1/2" SS Ball Valve?

All Fittings will likely be 1/2" and welded on.
The C fittings do fit 1/2" ID hose and you will use a clamp.


There is no easy way to devise a racking pickup tube, especially with welded fittings. I suggest you use a standard pickup and raise it up off the bottom before using it as a fermenter. Compression fittings will allow you to loosen the compression nut and rotate it up and down.
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