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Old 05-20-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
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I have a GEMS Sensors FS-480P that has 1/2" tube compression nuts on each end to connect up tubing. I got this sensor for free and would like to install it with my tri-clover RIMS system as a safety device.

The question is how to adapt 1/2" compression fittings to 1-1/2" tri-clamp.

The easiest thing that I can think of is:

1/2" compression cap --> brazed/soldered to --> 1/2" NPT Cap --> Threaded to --> 1/2" NPT-M to 1-1/2" tri-clover.

Is there any off the shelf piece that can reduce this at all?


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Old 05-20-2011, 09:25 PM   #2
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I don't know of any fittings that go directly from 1/2" compression to 1 1/2" tri-clover, but maybe someone who deals with sanitary fittings alot would be able to source one. Home Depot and Lowes both sell 1/2" comp-> 1/2" NPT, so there's no need to solder/braze two caps together.

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Old 05-20-2011, 09:37 PM   #3
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What if you get one of these, drill a hole it in, and braze/solder/weld the necessary bits onto it?


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Old 05-20-2011, 11:01 PM   #4
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I think This is what you want.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:49 AM   #5
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Just started working at a brewery...triclovers are the best things ever invented lol.
Originally Posted by MyNameIsPaul

We make beer in buckets with toilet parts and coolers, this might not be the best place for you.

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Old 05-21-2011, 02:17 AM   #6
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Indeed, they are!

However, I need the other 'sex' on the tube end.

I picked up some brass ones at Home Depot and the tube end is too small, it must be larger than 1/2".

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