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Old 08-30-2012, 04:51 AM   #361
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On my original, I did not use tape on the mip/fip connection. There was tape on the compression fitting.
Mine does not have stripped threads. Didn't have to jam it on. Just hand tight and no leaks.

Not sure if the manufacturing of the sprayer has changed? Never had a problem with mine
I built this system today with NO problems. The threads didn't fit right until I put about 8-10 layers of teflon tape on the male piece of the flow master. Before that, it did not fit correctly. However, after I put the tape on, everything screwed together perfectly and there were no leaks! Thanks OP!
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:29 PM   #362
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Thanks to OP for figuring out the threads on the Firestone post! Similar to CaptainDucman, I used this to set up my Keg Washer to continuously pump BLC through my lines (but just one tap at a time for simplicity).
THIS is what i ultimately settled on. The DIY was a great idea.. but, now I have my sprayer for a single use w/o doing change overs.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:42 PM   #363
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I made my first real use of this yesterday. I had made it exactly according to the OP instructions. I used a modest amount of tape, not a lot, on each connection. I had no leaks.

The only thing I had a problem with was that with the metal fittings it tends to be top-heavy, and has a tendency to topple over when the liquid level gets low. Anyone else have this issue? Any suggestions other than to prop it up in advance?
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:40 AM   #364
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Take the adapter off and screw the post directly to the pump.

 
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Old 09-17-2012, 03:32 AM   #365
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A step or two closer to my cornelius pin lock line cleaner.

I've decided to use a never-used 1 gallon garden sprayer i already have and a 1/4"FFL x 19/32"-18 adapter from CHI-Company. And my cornelius pin-lock gas post that only has one pin hanging on.

I'll be using 5-star LLC. The instructions say to run it for 5 minutes but it can be reused many times, so i figure a gallon is a good amount.

The only hitch is that the threads on the outlet of the valve the sprayer came with don't match anything at the hardware store. Which is ironic because it's inlet is 1/4 MFP exactly.

So it looks like I'll be hooking up to the hose that comes off the 1gal sprayer a 1/4" barb, a harbor freight 1/4" ball valve, and a 1/4" male flare fitting, onto which I'll attach the $7.50 post adapter from CHI, and then (with a flare washer) the gimpy pin lock post.

I suppose this means i can use the same rig to clean any hose with a 1/4" FFL connector, if i don't feel like cleaning the QD as well. Or i could easily convert it to ball lock posts, if by some miracle my 9 pin lock kegs suddenly change their posts.

 
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:02 AM   #366
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Got my 1/4" FFL to Cornelius post adapter from CHI, works a treat. Recommended. I'm sure their 1/4" MPT adapter works just as well.

 
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:56 AM   #367
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Used plenty of teflon to get the leaks to go away and now it's ready to go. Install time ~1 minute. Thanks for the writeup and images, works like a charm. I feel so much better cleaning my equipment now.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:39 PM   #368
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I built this on Saturday according to the OP's instructions, with no modification. Used it to clean out the lines last night, and it worked great. Much easier and more efficient than my old method. Thanks for the great idea and write up!

 
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:13 PM   #369
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I built one of these over the weekend using this sprayer:

http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?...68-1306-190315

Other than that I built it using the same parts as the OP. The adapter was a little hard to get on.. I dont think the thread were exactly the same, but with some teflon tape and a little force I threaded it on there and didnt get any leaks. Used it to clean out a beer line yesterday and it worked perfect!
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:59 PM   #370
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Hopefully this will help everyone having thread issues:

The threads on the 56HD are 5/8-14. That is why everyone is having to use so much teflon to seal the connection.

 
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