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Old 01-21-2013, 10:29 PM   #1
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Default Trouble finding a 1/2 inch ss butt weld male camlock

Do any of you guys know where I can find 1/2 inch stainless steel butt weld male camlocks? I've scoured the internet and have come up dry. McMasterCarr sells them in larger sizes, but not 1/2 inch. I'm trying to build a welded hopback and would really like to avoid having threads in the build if possible and don't want to get tri-clamps since everything else in my brewery is camlocks.

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:33 PM   #2
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Contact proflowdydamics. They supply most of the home brew websites with camlocks.

You could also cut or machine the threads off although that's certainly a pain.


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Old 01-21-2013, 10:56 PM   #3
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Contact proflowdydamics. They supply most of the home brew websites with camlocks.

You could also cut or machine the threads off although that's certainly a pain.
Thanks for the suggestion, but I just checked their website and they don't seem to carry them either.
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You wont find them and if you do, you won't like the price. If you are welding anyway, just cut the barb off a type E.
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You wont find them and if you do, you won't like the price. If you are welding anyway, just cut the barb off a type E.
Thanks for your input Bobby. Cutting the barb off sounds easier than cutting the threads off of a type F, but still sounds like a pain in the rear.

I don't understand why this part is so difficult to find. Thanks anyway guys.
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Why? Because people that are willing to weld a connector onto anything would likely go with triclover. Folks that have a lot of camlocks usually don't care about having pipe threads, usually. Hopbacks are on the hot side anyway so I would probably solder in a 1/2" spud and thread in a type F. Well, maybe I'd stick with cutting the barb off the E.
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pretty upsetting words combined together: butt weld male... never mind. this non-welder is going back into hiding for these kinda posts now...
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Why? Because people that are willing to weld a connector onto anything would likely go with triclover. Folks that have a lot of camlocks usually don't care about having pipe threads, usually. Hopbacks are on the hot side anyway so I would probably solder in a 1/2" spud and thread in a type F. Well, maybe I'd stick with cutting the barb off the E.
Yeah, that all makes sense and I have lots of threads elsewhere in my brewhouse, but everything is weldless fittings so I didn't really have a choice. I figured since I'm getting it welded, may as well try to avoid threads if possible. Thanks again for your replies!


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