1/2" compression fitting to 1-1/2" tri-clover - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > 1/2" compression fitting to 1-1/2" tri-clover

Thread Tools
Old 05-20-2011, 05:41 PM   #1
Mar 2008
Posts: 268
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

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?


Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2011, 09:25 PM   #2
JuanMoore's Avatar
Oct 2009
The Old Pueblo
Posts: 22,094
Liked 3699 Times on 3518 Posts

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.

Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2011, 09:37 PM   #3
outside92129's Avatar
Apr 2011
Carlsbad, CA
Posts: 1,224
Liked 63 Times on 51 Posts

What if you get one of these, drill a hole it in, and braze/solder/weld the necessary bits onto it?


Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2011, 11:01 PM   #4
JohnTheBrewist's Avatar
Nov 2010
Posts: 617
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

I think This is what you want.
Click image for larger version

Name:	ssf-comp-ttc-2.gif
Views:	653
Size:	21.7 KB
ID:	26277  
Somewhere between
your liver and spleen
its always clear
for one more beer!

Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2011, 12:49 AM   #5
Dec 2010
Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 127
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

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.

Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2011, 02:17 AM   #6
Mar 2008
Posts: 268
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

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".

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2" tri-clover 1.5 female NPT? Bachhus Equipment/Sanitation 11 03-13-2012 02:15 PM
Need help with compression fitting drkeds Equipment/Sanitation 2 02-26-2011 05:42 PM
Tri Clover 1" (1.5"collar) BIG racking arm Half-wheel-hell Equipment/Sanitation 1 12-17-2009 05:54 AM
Help with twin ferrule compression fitting rcrabb22 Equipment/Sanitation 3 08-23-2009 05:51 PM
brass compression fitting ? brew hoperator Equipment/Sanitation 10 05-26-2008 09:41 PM

Forum Jump