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Old 11-30-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Default Source for stainless steel quick disconnects

I am trying to build my brewery and looking for a inexpensive source for stainless steel quick disconnects.

I found parts

6718k89 for $30.33


and

6718k31 for $10.84


So $41.17 for a set, that seems a bit high doesn't it? It is about $10 cheaper at morebeer but they haven't had it in stock in a long time.


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Old 12-01-2009, 04:14 AM   #2
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I am trying to build my brewery and looking for a inexpensive source for stainless steel quick disconnects.

I found parts

6718k89 for $30.33


and

6718k31 for $10.84


So $41.17 for a set, that seems a bit high doesn't it? It is about $10 cheaper at morebeer but they haven't had it in stock in a long time.
For about $28.00 you can set a set of Tri-Clover fittings from Swagman (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f16/tri-...nnects-145906/).


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Old 12-01-2009, 05:03 AM   #3
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I'm sure you know this already, but fyi to the rest, the brass version of this is about $10.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:06 AM   #4
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A stainless union is much cheaper and works well. Look at part #4464K98. They take a few more seconds to disconnect, but the price is right.
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Old 12-01-2009, 03:19 PM   #5
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I love my tri-clover fittings. Swagman, Derrin at Homebrewershardware.com, or KLG stainless on eBay. All are great sources.
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:09 PM   #6
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I think triclovers are dandy, but you have to admit they take the quick out of quick disconnect. They are great in most ways but it's a 2-handed operation.
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So I guess there is no replacement for the real thing, but man brass is about $15 for the set getting 5 or more.

What are the thoughts on Brass vs stainless? What is the real cons of brass, I know it doesn't look as nice but function wise?
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The only down side I see to the brass QD's is they are 3/8" flow. This would not work well on my system, but for many it does work well.

Tri-clovers are not as quick as the spring type QD's but they are still quick IMO. Two handed, but easy to use.
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I use the S.S. from morebeer and love them.

http://morebeer.com/search//disconnects/2
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I use the S.S. from morebeer and love them.

http://morebeer.com/search//disconnects/2
not in stock and haven't been for a long time, plus they are only about $10 cheaper than McMaster-Carr


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