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Old 12-09-2009, 04:47 AM   #11
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Very nice build!!

Where did you get your Quick Disconnects?

Are they stainless?
Yeah I saw them posted in another thread. They are SS Snaplock cam fittings from Pro Flow Dynamics.
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:49 AM   #12
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What part of Colorado are you in?
I live in Eagle. About thirty minutes east of Glenwood Springs.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:20 PM   #13
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Love the simple level indicator. I used to live in Walsenburg!

 
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:13 PM   #14
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Started the plumbing. (posted some pics on first page) I got about half done. I hope to get more time this week and the weekend.

Got my PID today so I think I will work on the panel a bit this week too. Just waiting on some switches that should be here this week.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:00 AM   #15
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I live in Eagle. About thirty minutes east of Glenwood Springs.
Maybe when summer rolls back around, we'll have to kick around thoughts on a brew weekend for some of us west-slopers.. It'd be nice to glean some knowledge from those more experienced... There used to be a brew club here in Montrose, but it's defunct now...

I'm going to try and build something similar to your setup over the winter. I'm tired of the propane bottles...
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:14 AM   #16
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Looking great! Very professional build.
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:32 PM   #17
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How do you like the quick disconnects? Would you recommend them?

 
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:53 PM   #18
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How do you like the quick disconnects? Would you recommend them?
So far yes, but I have not used them yet to brew. Playing around with them though I think they are going to be great. They are not one handed but I am not concerned with that. They are easy to handle. They have gasket on the inside and the connection seem real tight.
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:03 PM   #19
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I was the one introducing the pro-flo camlocks. They are great, seal as good as tri-clamps. probably even more tightly.
Here are the drawbacks: 1. They are a BITCH to clamp shut. When you do, they clamp so tightly that they scratch grooves into the male coupling half.
2. The female hose barb coupling half has quite a small inner diameter. I'm guessing they are 3/8" or slightly smaller. Not at all the full 1/2".
3. Not sure, but I doubt the flat gaskets are high-temp resistant. They are black rubber. It wouldn't be hard to replace the gaskets with silicone I am sure if someone is concerned about it.

Anyway, the system looks great! Glad you found good use of those connects, and I applaud your original rig ideas.
Cheers and grats!
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:22 PM   #20
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I noticed the barb coupling seemed small. I can't see it being much of a problem but it was a suprise. I noticed to close the coupling efficiently you need to make sure you are pressing down both wings evenly. Glad to know that overall you like them.

As for new ideas for my rig. I have just purchased an electric ball valve from china. I have another thread on march pump control. I was given some great ideas from some posters and I went with it. I am going to control the flow with the motorized ball valve and a momentary on-off-on switch. I can't wait to get it. Hitting the switch up or down will adjust how far open or closed the valve is. I will post picture and video when I get it.

Here is a picture of the valve

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