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Old 01-26-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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Default Tri-Clamp Aerator Build

I just put together my new in line Tri-clover Aerator.
I wanted on the exit of my Therminator be able to have a temperature sensor to go to my PID controllers and to and have an In line aerator where I could see the oxygen flowing into my wort. I wanted this to be all tri clamp fittings with a ball valve for flow control and for it to be easy to take apart and clean.
To go through tri clamp fittings I needed a ” wand aerator.
I searched and could not find one on a ” stainless steel rod.
First I designed it all using Auto cad LT.



First I took a stainless steel 5/16 barb fitting and drilled out the center to 1/4" using a step drill bit.



One on left in drilled out.
I then fitted the 1/4" stainless steel pipe to 5/16" barb to check the fitment.

I silver soldered them together using a Stay Brite silver solder Kit.



I then put together the oxygen stone assembly together putting it through a 1"/1.5" Tri Clover Tri Clamp X 1/4" Compression Adapter, and adding a stainless ”MPT to 1/4" Compression Adapter the other end going into a ball valve and on to a ” flare fitting to take the oxygen input.



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The rest is just a 1” tri clamp ball valve, 2 x 1” tri clamp Tees, 1’ Triclover sight glass. And tri clamp Pt100 RTD sensor. And a street elbow and ” cam lock fitting to fit on back of Therminator.







All parts came from
Stay bright silver solder, ” SS tube - Amazon
Tri clamps & cam lock fittings - Brewers Hardware,
Pt100 rtd Sensor - Auberins
.5 micron ” Flare fitting - More beer


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That is very cool. I like how you can see it in action while still being closed off. I just might have to copy your design!
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Just a update with Aerator tube in action




Reason: learnt how to embed you tube code
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Very nice. Approximate cost?
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Very nice. Approximate cost?
About $350

Tri Clamp Pt100 RTD sensor $40

Tri clover fittings $220

.5 Micron Diffusion stone $15

Oxygen regulator $35

1/4" SS tubing $15

1/4" SS compresion fitting $9

Stay brite Silver solder kit $10



plus materials had on hand at home


5/16" barb fitting $3
Tubing $1
Clamps $1
1/4" brass ball valve $5


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