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Old 09-12-2010, 03:51 PM   #1
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Hi all,

As I am putting together my order to get my pump for the stand. I'm going with the camlock system throughout. question on connecting the 1/2" ss camlock a style quick disconnect to the pump. It has 1/2 Female NPT, is there a reason I cannot just connect this directly to the in of the pump (other than the fact that they insist on using the plastic coupling). do I really need a coupling attached to the pump and then to use a style F with 1/2 male NPT? On the out of the pump is going a ball valve like most of you use....do i need a coupling there too? or can i just go directly onto the threads of the pump (carefully i know).

thanks again for entertaining my noob questions!

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Old 09-12-2010, 04:03 PM   #2
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I used a SS 90 degree elbow directly on the pump threads with no problem. As long as you don't over tighten you will be fine using metal fittings.
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:16 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply......seems like it would be fine. not sure what the extra SS coupler in between does.
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