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Old 08-11-2009, 09:11 PM   #11
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Type A adapter - male lock with Female Pipe Thread
Type B coupler - female lock with Male Pipe Thread
Type C coupler - female with male hose barb
Type D coupler - female with FPT
Type E adapter - male with hose barb
Type F adapter - male with MPT
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:44 PM   #12
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Not a big fan of camlocks, you need 2 hands to operate and being metal that means gloves when hot. I have one plastic one on a fermenter and it is a bit of a pain. The pricing however is so good that I would consider using them if I was leaving the hoses in place during the brew session.

 
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:30 AM   #13
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i can't really tell, but do those shutoff when disconnected? for that matter, do the stainless disconnects from morebeer?

 
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:01 AM   #14
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Not a big fan of camlocks, you need 2 hands to operate and being metal that means gloves when hot. I have one plastic one on a fermenter and it is a bit of a pain. The pricing however is so good that I would consider using them if I was leaving the hoses in place during the brew session.
Sounds like those are the same difficulties you would face with tri-clamps as well. The heat and the two-hand requirement.

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i can't really tell, but do those shutoff when disconnected? for that matter, do the stainless disconnects from morebeer?
This would be good to know.. unfortunately I don't. I do know that tri-clamps shutoff. however this may not be an issue because i'll be using ball valves on most connections. Dealing with the fluid in the hose shouldn't be so much of a problem, just adjusting technique.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:52 PM   #15
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I do know that tri-clamps shutoff.
The More-Beer QD's do not auto-shut-off, nor do tri-clover fittings, and I would bet that neither do the camlocks pictured. They would be special fittings and labeled as such if they did.

I do not have a problem with connecting my tri's and it is about the same amount of work as a camlock. They are easy to use and very solid connections.

 
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:25 PM   #16
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These are the ones I plan on useing. (hope the link works)

ST Series Couplers w/HOSE BARB
ST Series Nipples w/HOSE BARB

http://www.ppe.com/10cat/0411.pdf

Yes they are brass but that does not bother me. One piece bodies, a lot like the More Beer ones (may even work with them), made in the US and holds up well. Use the 3/4 size at work and love them. Very durable. About $11.00 per set plus shipping.

 
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:43 PM   #17
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Quick Couplings has several to pick from - and they include some valved - (shut off when disconnected) but you'll have to do some digging -
and, they ship. . . s l o w . . .

 
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:00 AM   #18
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At this point I'm pretty sold on camlocks, and besides the relative effectiveness and affordability, how cool do those things look? too cool for school daddio. I've got a real blingin system in my head now.


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Old 08-20-2009, 09:59 PM   #19
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Wow! Those are pretty dang cool! No one will know if you're making beer or fueling an aircraft, LOL.

FWIW, I replaced the images of the TC Fittings on my website. Thanks to the constructive criticism I've made them a little nicer and took some better photos. The MPT fitting is now made from a hex nipple so you can use a wrench to tighten it.

Tri Clover Quick Connects from Brewer's Hardware

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Old 08-20-2009, 11:26 PM   #20
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You have some nice stuff there for sure. I'll probably be coming to you for probes and wells when I am able to build my system, it is totally planned out and just waiting a couple months on funds. If camlocks don't work out I'll also have a good place to get tri-clovers.

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