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Old 04-08-2010, 01:49 AM   #101
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I have two of the female side with barbs.

I did a test earlier today. Both tests used the March 809-HS mounted about 16" below my vessels. The input and output hose is plumbed into the march with high flow barbs (5/8" OD so no restriction at this point). The destination vessel was an ale pale sitting on top of my rig. The two tests I ran were:

1. Stock camlock barbed fittings on the ends of the tubing. This ran at 2.5 gallons per minute.

2. Male NPT version of the camlock into a 1/2" elbow, then another nipple as a makeshift barb. This ran 3.5 GPM.

If if you use disconnects at the pump side of both tubes, I don't know if the barbed couplings there would add more restriction or not. I'm sure for most folks the restricted flow is OK but I look at it as a compromise.
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:00 PM   #102
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What would you want for the "used" fittings? HEHEHEHE
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:02 PM   #103
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Seeing as they are a rare collector's item that you can't buy right now.... I don't know, $10 for the pair including original seals and two silicone orings.

I wonder if they are light enough to qualify for first class mail. That'd be cheaper than the $5 priority flat rate.
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:27 PM   #104
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Thats not much of a deal for a very restrictive set of barbs
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:37 PM   #105
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I must have gotten lucky. I ordered 4 more female barbs and got them in about 4 days.
This was about 3 weeks ago. I think they replenish their inventory pretty often.

If you are looking for fittings and the website says sold out. Just call them. They will tell you when they will be in and will let you place the order right then.
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I just talked to the guy and mentioned that I have video review of them going up on youtube and it's a shame that most of the parts are out of stock given the free advertising thing. He said he's really trying to get them ASAP and was wondering how many I think he should be stocking. I didn't really know what to say other than "a lot". I have to believe the price is going to go up soon given their popularity now.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:27 PM   #107
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Ordered mine last week knowing they where out of stock,, figured to price would go up. supply and demand..
received a mail and was told they would be back in stock around mid end of April I ordered 12 fittings


 
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He said he's really trying to get them ASAP and was wondering how many I think he should be stocking. I didn't really know what to say other than "a lot".
That is a tough question to answer. When i ordered I bought almost 24 pieces. Then this next order was for 4 more. It is tough to know how many people usually need. Then how many people are going to ordered. HBT has definitely put the word out about these fittings.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:06 PM   #109
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We really should coin the "HBT Effect".... LG pump prices, camlock fittings, etc, etc
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Old 04-09-2010, 02:35 AM   #110
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are these camlock fittings better than the tri-clovers (like from swagman's), or even, what's the difference?

are camlocks faster/easier?

 
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