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Old 02-29-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
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Default Anybody not happy with SS camlock QD?

Is anybody unhappy with their camlock QD? If so, why?


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Old 02-29-2012, 08:44 PM   #2
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I just switched to them at the first of the year but I don't have any complaints. They're a little tough to lock down initially but they're pretty easy to use.


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Old 02-29-2012, 08:58 PM   #3
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Love em, so no complaints here. I got the silicone gaskets and have had nary a sign of a leak/drip.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:12 PM   #4
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When I first got them, I got the barbed connectors for the hoses; don't do that. The barbed connectors limit flow; go with a 1/2 male connector, and stretch the hose over it. Other than that, I love mine.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:54 PM   #5
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No problems. They're a wee bit tough to lock down, but it's really not a big deal.

Definitely avoid the barbed connectors.
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:18 PM   #6
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There are already volumes of commentary on camlocks in probably three other threads. Some people prefer the sleeve-lock style of QDs for a much heftier price, but you just can't get a high flow stainless QD system for less than camlocks, period.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:30 PM   #7
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Yes, I've read the other threads. I was interested in peoples' opinions after they had used them for a while. People are often very excited about something new but then after the excitement wears off...
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:00 PM   #8
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Used them for over a year and I have no complaints.


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