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Old 03-12-2012, 06:21 PM   #21
yjfun
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Get a 1/2 inch NPT tap and thread the inside of your tri clover starting the tap inside the kettle. Then the dip tube from brewers hardware will fit.



 
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:55 PM   #22
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You have a video link how to thread it?



 
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:42 PM   #23
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No but here are some easy steps.

1) Put oil on tap
2) Stick tap in hole
3) Turn tap gently. If tap starts to bind unthread 1/4 turn and then continue to thread forward.
4) Continue to thread until cutters on tap are seated then remove tap from hole.

 
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:47 PM   #24
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Can you link the part? So im 100% sure I got the right part in my cart

 
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:00 PM   #25
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Here you go. It's really very easy to tap threads into something. Make sure you measure the inside diameter of the pipe and verify that it's the correct size for the tap. Which is 23/32 for 1/2 in npt.

http://www.amazon.com/Triumph-068512.../dp/B002MQWOWM

 
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:30 PM   #26
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So i measured the inside of the fitting thats welded onto my keg. I measured the inside diameter and it looks like its 7/8", is that right? The opening has a lip and i measured the width of the actual opening.

also the guy that sold me the keggles gave me clamps for them and they say kf25 on them. does that help?

 
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:42 PM   #27
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7/8 is closer to the OD of 1/2 inch pipe. Perhaps you have 3/4 pipe welded onto your keg. If the wall thickness is enough you may be able to tap it to 3/4 instead. You'll have to measure OD of 3/4 pipe thread and see if it is small enough to thread in.

 
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:52 PM   #28
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Lol that just made it worse. Maybe I'll just bring it to a LHBS

 
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:55 PM   #29
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Honestly I would cut it off and silver solder or weld a 1/2" stainless coupling in place. Then you would have exactly what you need with no farting around.

 
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:57 PM   #30
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if i knew how to i would. the coupling thats on there now is fine, just need to identify exactly what it is, thread it, clean up the inside and im good.



 
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