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Old 11-04-2009, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default Looking for Tri-Clover fittings

We are looking for a 1.5" Tri-clover to 1/2" Barbed fitting. We got a price from Derrin at brewers hardware of $14 each, which is a good price for what he is selling. KLG Stainless inc. on ebay *Had* them available for $6.55 each but does not appear to have any more in stock. We have all the other parts, we just need the TC to barbed fitting!

Where can we find these fittings for less than $14?


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Old 11-04-2009, 08:03 PM   #2
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We asked St.Pats.... that turned out to be a huge fail.... I mean I understand if you dont want to lower your price, but dont call us liars...

On Nov 4, 2009, at 11:11 AM, Brett wrote:

Hi,

We are building our first all grain brewing system. We are using all Tri-clover fittings. We have the threaded fittings, clamps, and gasgets that will go on each vessel. We do not have the barbed end that silicon tubing will go on to connect everything together. We need 20x 1.5" TC x 1/2" Barb fittings. I see the list price on your web site is $14 each. Is there any discount available for buying 20x at the same time? Thanks!

-Brett

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On Nov 4, 2009, at 12:27 PM, stpats <stpats@bga.com> wrote:

Brett

No, we have only one price.

Regards
Don
St. Patrick's of Texas
1828 Fleischer Dr
Austin, TX 78728
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On Nov 4, 2009, at 12:36 PM, Brett Martin wrote:

We can get these for $14 from a number of online sources. If you can beat this price we would buy them from you.

-Brett

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On Nov 4, 2009, at 1:52 PM, stpats wrote:

I do not believe your statement.
Name them.
St. Patrick's of Texas
1828 Fleischer Dr
Austin, TX 78728
stpats@bga.com
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On Nov 4, 2009, at 1:31 PM, Brett Martin wrote:

http://brewershardware.com/SanitaryFittings.htm - 34$ a set for threaded, barbed, clamp + o-Ring or $14 for just the barbed TC fitting.

This seller on ebay,
http://shop.ebay.com/liushide888/m.h...&_trksid=p4340
was offering us this fitting for $6.55 each. We would be buying this from him if he had more in stock.... We bought all the other parts we needed from him with no issues.

Thanks Sir.
20ea 1.5" Tri-Clover X 1/2" Male NPT adapter, In stock, $6.95/ea
20ea 1.5" Tri-Clover X 1/2" Hose barb, Just 7ea left, $6.55/ea
20 1.5" Clamp, In stock $4.33/ea
Total: 271.45+20(Shipping and Paypal charge)=291.45, Please pay to: liushide2000@yahoo.com By Paypal if you like to order.
Sincerely!
Kevin


-Brett

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amazing what you can find on ebay.

but no, we never discount.

Best of luck
Don O'Connor, Ph.D.
St. Patrick's of Texas
1828 Fleischer Dr
Austin, TX 78728
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www.StPats.com
512-989-9727

Do people try to rip these guys off alot or something?


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Old 11-04-2009, 08:26 PM   #3
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Ehh its just that a lot of the stuff you find on ebay is priced low because some person got them off of some person who was trying to dump them yada yada trying to clear out space etc.

A legit business can't operate like that. They don't find their supply in their father in law's shed. They have a margin they need to maintain in order to stay a business. They depend on customers buying their supply, not customers buying some extra stuff they had laying around under some extra pallets.

Not to knock ebay. You can find some excellent deals there, but its not fair to compare a business to an ebay seller.

Edit: Sorry if I was a little long winded. This post has been creeping up ever since Forrest/AHS started trying to offer bulk deals, and watching people try and take advantage of him by quoting what they could find on ebay....

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KLG stainless is supplied directly from China. Kevin runs an actual business for larger orders here: http://www.klgstainless.com/services.html

and uses his eBay site to generate a bit of traffic and small orders.

I would shoot Kevin an email and ask when he will be getting more fittings. His shipments normally take between three weeks and a month in my experience. He cannot be beaten on price and the fittings are great and come with great customer service.

St. Pats is very well known for being run by jerks. At least you didn't get sworn at or threatened like many others have. Take a search for St. Pats to read some horror stories.
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Yeah, Kevin is a nice guy... He only has 7 of the 20 fittings we need in stock... and it was the same story a month ago when we ordered the rest of the fittings from him. If we can get them at that price it would be worth the wait.... just waiting to hear back from him on the availability, its half the price of everyone else. The closer the project is to completion the less we have to keep blowing money on over-priced things like this. We just can't hold out much longer... we want to start brewing!
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Got tired of everyone returning quotes of.... thats a great price go with that guy..... so I bought the 7 that kevin had in stock.... He replied with....

We have 1.5"T/C x 3/4" Hose barbs in stock, (just Hose barb OD is 3/4", maybe you can use for soft hose)

I think the flow rate would be a bit to high for what we are doing... and we would have to get the correct tubing.... hrm... this sounds like trouble....
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St. Pats is a great place to order from, their prices are reasonable and almost always in stock, but....don't ask them questions, ask somewhere else, know what you need and just buy if you are OK with their pricing . St. Pat's sells to pro brewers and the wine industry , they don't really care about the little orders from most homebrewers, if you understand this , you will be fine.
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We have 1.5"T/C x 3/4" Hose barbs in stock, (just Hose barb OD is 3/4", maybe you can use for soft hose)
I would say go with the 3/4". Bigger tubing is not a problem IMO.
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This is the tubing we were going to go with from more beer...

http://morebeer.com/view_product/176..._-_By_the_Foot

1/2" silicon tubing....

If someone knows where to get 3/4".... this might not be a problem.....

He said he would import more... but I have no idea how long that will take.
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We asked St.Pats.... that turned out to be a huge fail.... I mean I understand if you dont want to lower your price, but dont call us liars...
Seriously? Why be in business if you hate your customers?

I think I'll add that to my 'Reasons to buy from me': "Because at Brewer's Hardware, we don't hate our customers, we actually like them!"

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