I am working on our 1 barrel system and am ready to order in the last of the required parts. (Thread to follow on the build.)
I am planning on getting the quick connects through McMaster-Carr, along w/ some other stuff.
I plan on putting the female ends on each end of the hoses and the males on the HLT MT and BK vessels themselves (as there are more of them required and they are cheaper).
My question is, for any of you guys who have made a single tier system....is it worth it for me to pony up the extra money for the connects that have a built in shut-off valve so they won't leak the contents of the hoses when they are disconnected?
McMaster part number for the ones with shut offs: 6534K23
McMaster part number for the ones w/ NO shut off: 6537K75
You may notice that the two sockets above have different coupling shapes...don't worry, I will get the approprate males to match!
Thanks so much for your input!