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Mook

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My landlord just renovated the kitchen in my apartment, and I now have a new sink/faucet with a different size threading (pic below) that I am having trouble connecting to my immersion chiller. (I am sure I am the only one in the building complaining about my brand new sink).

Home Depot helped me put together a series of fittings to go from 3/8" NPT to garden hose threading. However, it seems the faucet threading is SLIGHTLY smaller than 3/8" NPT, so I can screw it in barely enough to keep it in place, and it leaks/sprays quite a bit. I went back to Home Depot and they said that's the best I can do without going below the sink and adding a splitter, which my lease specifically says I cannot do.

Any thoughts?

This isn't the exact faucet head, but very similar:
 

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If it's threads on, but leaks, it is likely metric thread. Metric isn't tapered and needs an additional seal.
 
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If it's threads on, but leaks, it is likely metric thread. Metric isn't tapered and needs an additional seal.
It doesn't really thread on, I get maybe a quarter of a turn.
 

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if it is like that one, you're going to have some trouble.

Maybe get an aerator converter and run cooling from your bathroom sink if it is close enough....
 

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You cannot modify it by putting a a splitter on it, but can you just undo the cold side, then hook it up to your hose, and then reconnect it? I apartment brew also, and I just go under the sink un hook the cold side use 2 adapters to hook it to garden hose. Then after chilling reconnect everything.
 

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Did this. Those spray heads are often G1/2 British Standard Pipe (BSP) so I used a fitting like this which took it to 1/2" npt then a garden hose fitting on that.
 

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I might even put a quick connect on the cold sink connection and on your chiller supply. Then it's a quick pop off under the sink and hook up to your chiller.

OR plumb a y fitting in there with a shutoff that you can just hook up to without disconnecting the faucet.
 

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Get a submersible pump and an ice chest . Problem solved :yes:
This can actually be a really cheap option........and if you don't pay for water use you can make a pre-chiller with an extra immersion chiller or just make a coil of copper and fill your sink up and keep it flowing.

NOTE: Not environmentally OK....but this is beer we're talking about.

A pump that would work for this would be under $14....you're just moving tap water temps at low PSI
 

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Actually I save water . I fill with ice and water . Hook up lines to the chiller and run it . The water is really hot at first and I capture in a bucket for cleaning. Once the water isnt too hot reroute the water back into the ice chest . Your using the same water . Just add ice as you go if needed.
 
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Problem finally solved - it has the threading of a flare fitting. However, there isn't really room for the flare itself, so it doesn't screw in fully, but I get at least a full rotation, more than any of the other fittings I tried.

Appreciate all the suggestions.
 
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