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Old 10-11-2009, 02:50 AM   #31
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Poobah58,

I'm also on the fence on which way to go with my QDs / Tri-Clover / these CamLocks or stick with my garden hose adaptors with high-temp o-rings. I'm curious as to which QDs you had issues with sucking in air. Were they the McMaster ones that part numbers 6739K59 and 6739K64 or some other type that you tried.

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Either of you end up using / happy with the Cam Locks? They sure seem like a valid option. (And CHEAP!)

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Old 10-11-2009, 02:31 PM   #32

Caberle, I had some hose QD's from Home Depot lying around. Don't use those!
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:55 PM   #33
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Either of you end up using / happy with the Cam Locks? They sure seem like a valid option. (And CHEAP!)

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I haven't gotten my camlocks yet... I will be ordering in November most likely. I have first to finish designing and building the electric portion of my rig, then the liquid hardware will be taken care of. I totally plan to go with camlocks unless someone has some reason I shouldn't. I will surely update when I have some in my hands.

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Old 11-19-2009, 03:38 AM   #34
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Anyone had luck finding quick disconnects like Bobby has in his photo (that Snake10 posted) but in Stainless? We'd prefer to use Stainless - and although the Tri Clover's look pretty slick - just thinking the standard QDs would be better.

 
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Old 11-19-2009, 05:41 AM   #35
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MoreBeer sells them. But they aren't cheap:

http://morebeer.com/view_product/914...connect_w_Barb

 
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:31 PM   #36
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MoreBeer sells them. But they aren't cheap:
Not cheap for sure but worth it in my opinion. I slowly accumulated all the QDs that I needed over about 4-5 orders and couldn't be more happy with them.

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Old 11-19-2009, 01:07 PM   #37
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Not cheap for sure but worth it in my opinion. I slowly accumulated all the QDs that I needed over about 4-5 orders and couldn't be more happy with them.
I would be curious to know what makes them so superior. I'll admit that stainless fittings look nicer on a shiny stainless pot. But once brass ones are pickled and cleaned up, I don't see much difference between the two.

 
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:21 PM   #38
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I would be curious to know what makes them so superior. I'll admit that stainless fittings look nicer on a shiny stainless pot. But once brass ones are pickled and cleaned up, I don't see much difference between the two.
The earlier posts were talking about sourcing stainless fittings.

I'm sure there are fine brass QDs as well; my only experience has been with the garden hose brass QDs from Home Depot and I haven't been impressed. I've have however noticed the quality on the garden hose QDs varies greatly; I have two different brands where one is as light as plastic and the other is quite hefty in comparison.

Previously I was messing around with clamps so the QDs (stainless or otherwise) were a great addition for me.

 
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:32 PM   #39
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I would be curious to know what makes them so superior. I'll admit that stainless fittings look nicer on a shiny stainless pot. But once brass ones are pickled and cleaned up, I don't see much difference between the two.
Full 1/2" flow capability and full compatibility with 1/2" NPT. The brass coolant QD's are 3/8" flow and have limited amount of adapter options.

 
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:32 PM   #40
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I got 2 sets of stainless male and female camlocks to test with my march pump. They will arrive early next week most likely(shipped from UK). These are VERY cheap compared to every other option I've seen, so I'm hoping for good quality. I'll have pics and post about the testing.
Even camlocks on other sites are 30 dollars or more for just one stainless coupling.
And the brass QD's mentioned right above are more pricey even.
More exciting even: my rig is getting close ...
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