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Old 12-28-2011, 10:24 PM   #1
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I am in the process of getting a new march pump. I am looking into these connectors and would like to hear from anyone if they use them and how they work for them.


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Old 12-28-2011, 11:27 PM   #2
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I was looking at them too, but for the same price or cheaper you can get 316 grade stainless steel camlock disconnects. I think I'm going with camlocks


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not a good idea to use ss connectors on a plastic end.
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:11 AM   #4
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not a good idea to use ss connectors on a plastic end.
Why? Because some people are impatient and cross thread them? I have camlocks on my pump and have had zero issues.
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where are you looking at those for those prices? i was also looking at the blichman quick connects. Just trying to hear from people who use them and weather or not they have problems with them. I am assuming since northern brewer sells them they can't be all that bad.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:13 PM   #7
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Why? Because some people are impatient and cross thread them? I have camlocks on my pump and have had zero issues.
same here, no problems at all. but i have not tried to take them off either. I used a SS coupling first so if i have to change the camlock for any reason i don't have to unscrew anything off the pump head.
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Polysulphone connectors do not hold up to heat and require lubricating to keep the o-rings working properly.
I do not recommend them.
As for SS on a pump? We use them all the time:


Note the rotation of the head, this will eliminate the majority of priming issues.
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not a good idea to use ss connectors on a plastic end.
that is only true if you dont know what you are doing and use too much torque when tightening the connection. if you dont over-torque or crossthread plastic, its no different from metal.


i originally found some polysulphone camlocks and added a couple to an order i was placing with grainger. they were only slightly cheaper than steel camlocks, and the construction and durability of those was no where near what steel camlocks are. i dont use them for anything. if i ever need a non-food grade, low temperature quick disconnect, i would still think twice about using them as they didnt seal very well. go with stainless the first time. its worth the extra few cents.
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Ok so strike the plastic connectors. going with stainless i am assuming 1/2 inch. Those of you that use a single pump setup what is a good layout/design? I have a keggle for my boil vessel and an immersion chiller. I need to get the shopping list together. I want to use it for both whirlpool chilling and transferring.


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