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Old 08-02-2012, 03:23 AM   #351
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Do the math! The sprayer is 56 ounces. The dose for star san is one fluid ounce or 30 mL per 5 gallons of solution. 5 gallons = 640 ounces, so that's 30 mL/640 oz = 0.046875 mL per ounce of solution. 56 ounces * 0.046875 = 2.625 mL. 2.625 mL=0.53 teaspoons.

So yes, half a teaspoon.
yeah, it doesn't take very much. I usually fill the reservoir up 1/4-1/2

Not sure what that amounts to.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:16 PM   #352
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Do the math! The sprayer is 56 ounces. The dose for star san is one fluid ounce or 30 mL per 5 gallons of solution. 5 gallons = 640 ounces, so that's 30 mL/640 oz = 0.046875 mL per ounce of solution. 56 ounces * 0.046875 = 2.625 mL. 2.625 mL=0.53 teaspoons.

So yes, half a teaspoon.
I thought we were talking about BLC here. Sorry
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:23 AM   #353
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Picked up the pump and adapter fitting a few weeks ago when I went to Home Depot. Got the Firestone post delivered this morning with my next brews ingredients from brewmasters warehouse. Went together easy and works well. the hardest part was getting the white gasket out of the original nozzle. I ended up bending a paper clip in half and pushing it through the hole until it caught and was able to pull it out.

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Old 08-13-2012, 03:00 AM   #354
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FYI, the Lowes equivalent pump is slightly smaller (1.5L) but does seem to have the correct threads (same as the adapter fitting). So not as much concern with leaks or messing up the threads. However, it seems the 'white gasket' is similar (Lowes pump is actually clear in color) to the HD pump but doesn't seem to work well when transferred to the adapter. So, the working button can be a issue if it's wanted.
I have a working setup, so I'm a happy camper, THX OP!

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Old 08-13-2012, 02:48 PM   #355
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Thanks to OP for figuring out the threads on the Firestone post! Similar to CaptainDucman, I used this to set up my Keg Washer to continuously pump BLC through my lines (but just one tap at a time for simplicity).

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Old 08-26-2012, 11:45 AM   #356
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Am I the only one that noticed that the threads on the Flomaster are not 3/8" FIP like the ones on the A-176 part? Tried threading it and realized they were different. The threads on the sprayer seem to be more like 3/8" compression fitting threads.
You're not the only one. I cannot figure out the the threads on mine either but they're definitely not 3/8" pipe thread.

I think the reason everyone is having to
use so much tape is because they're cross threading using a 3/8" fip. It only goes on a few threada before it binds up. The threads on the nozzle are more coarse than pipe thread even.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:08 PM   #357
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You're not the only one. I cannot figure out the the threads on mine either but they're definitely not 3/8" pipe thread.

I think the reason everyone is having to
use so much tape is because they're cross threading using a 3/8" fip. It only goes on a few threada before it binds up. The threads on the nozzle are more coarse than pipe thread even.
On my original, I did not use tape on the mip/fip connection. There was tape on the compression fitting.
Mine does not have stripped threads. Didn't have to jam it on. Just hand tight and no leaks.

Not sure if the manufacturing of the sprayer has changed? Never had a problem with mine
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:31 PM   #358
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Looks like it must have! Because 3/8" fip won't thread I will try and figure it out.

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Old 08-28-2012, 11:21 PM   #359
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I didn't go all the way through this thread but it looks like, from searching, that nobody ever came up with a solution for cornelius posts or firestone pin lock posts.

I'm a pin lock guy, and a cheap bastard, and i happen to have a cornelius pin lock post with only 1 pin still hanging on - so i could use it to clean both liquid and gas disconnects and lines.

Did anybody else notice that CHICompany has "tank conversion" fittings?

1/4" FFL to 19/32-18
1/4" MPT to 19/32-18

Those are just the adapters relevant to cornelius posts - they have numerous "put a post anywhere" adapters, all about $7.50/ea.

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Old 08-29-2012, 12:08 AM   #360
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Did anyone have trouble fitting the adapter into the firestone post? I don't know if it is a ball lock vs. pin lock thing. I bought the same brass adapter from home depot and a 3 pin lock firestone post, and I am having trouble with them fitting. The 3/8" adapter seems too small for the pin lock firestone post. Any thoughts?
I already had the sprayer.. which i use to spray StarSan on parts. So, I bought the adapter and the Firestone part. Parts all went together just fine.. BUT, I can't get it to quit leaking where the brass adapter screws onto the sprayer.. even with a bunch of teflon tape.

Oh well.....
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