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Old 11-24-2012, 01:05 AM   #1
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Hello all,

I'm in the process of putting together my shopping list for an e-herms. I've been shopping around a little bit searching different sites for quick disconnects and ballvalves. Where did you get yours. are you happy with them, and who has the best prices?
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:03 AM   #2
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I can't say anything but GOOD about Wayne at bargainfittings.com Great prices and AWESOME service as well as the fastest/cheapest shipping I've found.


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I've bought a LOT of stuff from Bargain Fittings over the past year, or so. Solid prices on most of what I need. Of course, there are things I wanted/needed that he didn't have, so I got those elsewhere. I would also check out Brewer's Hardware and Brew Hardware for things. Keg Connection is solid for most things keg related too.
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I bought mine from BrewHardware.com and StainlessBrewing.com - their prices were nearly identical on the Cam-Locks.
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I got mine from bargainfittings.. Great prices on products and good shipping prices..
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Thanks for the replies! What's the verdict on which type is better, ball lock or cam lock? Is one easier to use or more reliable?

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Thanks for the replies! What's the verdict on which type is better, ball lock or cam lock? Is one easier to use or more reliable?

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Properly setup, both will perform equally. It's more a matter of personal preference (IMO/IME) with both having positive, and negative, aspects to them. I think that as long as you keep them clean (use PBW on them after using them) you'll do fine. I had one person sell me some QD's (ball lock style) that he just boiled when done using them. He thought that would clean them. Let me tell you, it did not. I could see a build-up in them. I soaked them in hot (it started off hot) PBW solution and then used a brush on them to get them REALLY clean. I do the same with all my QD's between batches. They go into the PBW solution, along with the hoses they're connected to, for a few days. Simply rinse out well and you're done.
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Scored mine from Bargainfittings.com. Great deal. Great product.

I would caution though, if you are expecting ridiculous bling factor, you won't get it as they'll come shipped together in a big bag and scratch each other up.
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Bargainfittings, Wayne, and Camlocks. . .
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Just a quick message, across the pond the prefered connection is via camlocks (expensive at 6.00 a fitting).

I tend to use the 1/2 camlocks. The trouble is the ones with the built in hole tails are very restrictive (flow wise). I therefore bought the ones without the tails, bored out the inside with a stepped drill bit and used a 1/2 weld nipple for the hose tail. It has greatly improved the flow of the fitting.

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