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Old 12-21-2010, 08:34 PM   #1
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Default Three 1" into One 1.5" sanitary splitter

I found this in my stepdads garage, he's a welder/fabricator and he said his mentor built this years ago. I'd never seen this configuration, so I thought I'd share some pics with you guys, the welds look really nice and the inside is a lot smoother than the pics make it look.

Wonder what it was used for?





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Old 12-21-2010, 10:27 PM   #2
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Your luckier than a dog with three...


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Could it be some kind of experimental induction manifold for the Cobra?
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Could you move your hand over it is blocking the car.
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Yeah, really! WTF!
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It is obviously part of a robotic dinosaur. Good thing he never finished it else we would all be dead.
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:09 AM   #7
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Yeah, really! WTF!
...and the bike!
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Wonder what it was used for?
Mixing or supplying three different materials into one vessel.


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Old 12-23-2010, 12:27 PM   #9
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Mixing or supplying three different materials into one vessel.


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Or the other way around.

I use something similar to fill 3 corny's from one sanke at one time in tandem/parallel.

I would buy that from you if you didn't want it. The fitting I use is an aluminum pneumatic fitting. The only non-stainless bit of kit I have and the only thing threaded post boil kettle too, so I just make sure to sanitize real good.

Here's a vid. Obviously I didn't stick the dismount, so be gentle! I changed my method after I made this vid. My theory is: Every output is at the same angle and there isn't one straight and two 90* (like there would be in a cross). After the receiving kegs, there is a 3 into 1 gas manifold attached to my spunding adjustable pressure relief valve. So every vessel fills at the same rate as if you were just counterpressure filling one alone.

As you can see in the vid, I was right as I'm getting within about a couple cups margin of error, but I'm no fluid dynamicist and wasn't willing to buy a cross to try it. That may work too...

I think that fitting would work well for this purpose. I've seen breweries do this with several kegs off of the bright tank.

And a pic of the fitting from McMaster (there's one npt on the other side):

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Old 12-23-2010, 07:25 PM   #10
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Unfortunately, the fitting isn't mine to sell, just thought it was something you guys might find interesting.

The cobra is a homemade replica, fiberglass body with a camaro front clip on a custom frame with a zz4 small block chevy. "Built Ford tough out of chevy stuff" he says. The bike is a KTM Super Duke, pretty much stock.


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