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Old 09-26-2011, 04:08 AM   #1
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has anyone compared farmhouse's Camlocks to Bargain Fitting's ?
the Farmhouse version looks like it is wider on the hose barbs
farmhouseBargain Fittings

any input would be appreciated
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:33 AM   #2
May 2011
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"Hose barbs? Hose barbs? We no need no steenkeeng hose barbs!"

You can shove 1/2" ID thickwall silicone tubing up onto the threads of a 1/2" ID fitting and skip the barbs...


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Old 09-26-2011, 04:54 AM   #3
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this was brought up before and it had to do with stock images or something like that. However as day trippr pointed out you should buy the threaded ones. 1/2 silicone tubing fits like a glove and it eliminates the reduced inner diameter of the hose barbs.
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:46 PM   #4
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Our photo is the actual product.

If that hose barb is as wide as the 1/2" Camlock male side it would not be a 1/2" Hose barb.

You can do as others have noted and stretch silicone tubing over a 1/2" Male NPT threaded side of a fitting.

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