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Old 05-18-2009, 03:37 AM   #1
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Okay, so i built an immersion chiller the other day which I think turned out really well. I wrapped it around a mini keg that you can buy in the beer section and then wrapped the remaining tubing to form a large base / plate, figuring most of the heat is on the bottom of the kettle where the heat is applied.

Anyways, I brew in the kitchen so I was going hook it up to my faucet, but I am having problems connecting it. When I take off the aerator, I have the threads, but when I went to Menards and purchased a supply line, the threads do not fit. After combing the plumbing area, the threads are standard pipe threads, but my faucet's are much finer. Has anyone experienced this? Any ideas? I ended up purchasing a valve, splitter and supply line so I COULD tap in under the sink, but I really don't want to do this. I can't be the only one with this problem, I checked other faucets and a lot of the Moen's are the same thread pattern. Thanks.


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Old 05-18-2009, 03:56 AM   #2
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After some reading all I found was going under the sink and creating a 'T' or someone mentioned using the sprayer. My sprayer doesn't stop the flow of water and is therefore limited and I would much rather attach to the faucet if I could...anyone, bueller?


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Old 05-18-2009, 03:59 AM   #3
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Buy a sink to hose adapter and put garden hose fittings on it. Works great. Not sure if that answers your question though? You can get the adapters from most brew shops.
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Here's the adapter you will need. This gets you from the fine threads on the faucet to garden hose thread:

NORTHERN BREWER: Wort Chillers

It's at the bottom of that catalog page.

#7233 Faucet Adapter $4.25

You should be able to find one at a local hardware store or plumbing supply house. They are fairly universal and will fit faucets with internal or external threads. I suggest buying two of them as you will surely misplace one sooner or later. I did.
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Old 05-18-2009, 03:59 AM   #5
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Hey, I don't like morebeer but this might be what you need Sink Faucet Adapter | MoreBeer
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Old 05-18-2009, 04:17 AM   #6
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Try a LBHS, mine has one for $3.50
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:59 AM   #7
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samc why dont you like morebeer?


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