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Old 11-24-2012, 07:42 PM   #11
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Colder HFC35 series - usplastics.com. One of the few with 5/8 ID fittings and that makes a huge difference in flow.

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Old 11-24-2012, 09:15 PM   #12
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That's why I suggest higher flow options:



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Old 11-25-2012, 01:19 AM   #13
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Thanks for all the replies. Is the barb even necessary or can't we just stretch the silicone over the 1/2" threaded end of the camlock and clamp it there?

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Old 11-25-2012, 01:28 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the replies. Is the barb even necessary or can't we just stretch the silicone over the 1/2" threaded end of the camlock and clamp it there?
I wouldn't... I would at least use a barb (fitting) on it to get a good seat/seal. I also use Oetiker clamps on mine. I know, probably more than is needed, but the things don't come off on their own.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:56 AM   #15
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I have the MoreBeer stainless quick disconnects. I like them a lot and back when I bought them, the camlocks had yet to be discovered so your options were pretty much those, the plastic ones or the brass ones from McMaster. Consequently, they cost me a pretty penny.

Same applies regarding flow on the MoreBeer ones. The threaded are full port and the barbed ones are reduced port; this could be addressed with a FPT to full port barb if you like but given that the head on the March pump is reduced port, it doesn't seem necessary.

I've seen others now sell quick disconnects that look nearly identical to the MoreBeer ones that I got but I've always been hesitant to pickup any from elsewhere should there be a small difference in sizing.

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Old 11-25-2012, 06:03 PM   #16
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I have the MoreBeer stainless quick disconnects. I like them a lot and back when I bought them, the camlocks had yet to be discovered so your options were pretty much those, the plastic ones or the brass ones from McMaster. Consequently, they cost me a pretty penny.

Same applies regarding flow on the MoreBeer ones. The threaded are full port and the barbed ones are reduced port; this could be addressed with a FPT to full port barb if you like but given that the head on the March pump is reduced port, it doesn't seem necessary.

I've seen others now sell quick disconnects that look nearly identical to the MoreBeer ones that I got but I've always been hesitant to pickup any from elsewhere should there be a small difference in sizing.
There is a difference. I bought some from a company in Texas (can't remember which one) and had to send them back because I had mostly ones from more beer.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:47 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the replies. Is the barb even necessary or can't we just stretch the silicone over the 1/2" threaded end of the camlock and clamp it there?
This is exactly what I do - after slightly dulling the threads (those suckers are sharp enough to cut my skin!). They'll definitely stay put with a worm clamp, though I believe I've read some folks don't bother with the clamp.

For hanging drops (eg: pump inputs and both sides of my plate chiller) I use Type B couplers with the tubing directly on the threads. For connecting to ball valves I add a street elbow to the Type B and put the tubing on the elbow threads...

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Brew Hardware all the way! Great prices, quality stock, and quick shipping. I'm a loyal follower. I see it as both payback to him for all he has provided to the homebrewing community over the years as well as a decent price on brewing things.

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Brew Hardware all the way! Great prices, quality stock, and quick shipping. I'm a loyal follower. I see it as both payback to him for all he has provided to the homebrewing community over the years as well as a decent price on brewing things.
While I agree with Dan here, the other vendors on this site have also been great contributors. Wayne from Bargain Fittings is all over this site. StainlessBrewing is also an active member here. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.

Not knocking Bobby in any way. I've certainly sent him some $ in the past and been happy with the result.
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