Washers for quick disconnect

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Warthaug

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I am trying to find the right sized washer for the quick disconnects that I use to connect my pots/pumps...and my google-fu has failed me. Turns out there are all sorts of quick disconnects out there, each with their own washer size. The ones I need fit the full-port, 1/2" stainless quick disconnects (click images for link):




Thanx in advance!

Bryan
 

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These are the ones I have used in the past:

https://www.morebeer.com/products/replacement-gasket-stainless-steel-qds.html

It's too bad that they sell them single now. When I bought them, it was in a pack of 4 or so that was not much more expensive at the time than the single is now.

Edit: I am assuming when you say 'washer', you mean gasket, btw. Otherwise, I am not sure what you mean...
 

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I use the exact same quick dissconnets with my chugger pump and HLT, mash tum and BK, they don't need washers or gaskets

Wrap a little tape around and you'll be fine
 

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I use the exact same quick dissconnets with my chugger pump and HLT, mash tum and BK, they don't need washers or gaskets

Wrap a little tape around and you'll be fine
I have a feeling we are talking about different things here. You definitely need the gasket inside the female QD or it will leak everywhere while connected to the male.

If the OP is talking about making a connection to the actual QD itself with some sort of washer, it seems odd to talk about that any differently than other NPT connections (which typically don't have washers either unless you are going to a bulkhead). That's why I think the OP is talking about the gasket inside.
 
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It is the gasket, although in mine it is literally an o-ring and not a specialised gasket. I contacted the shop I bought them from, and even they don't know the size (apparently the manufacturer has changed several times over the past year), so it looks like the only way to figure out what they are is to pull an intact one and measure it with a caliper...

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It is the gasket, although in mine it is literally an o-ring and not a specialised gasket. I contacted the shop I bought them from, and even they don't know the size (apparently the manufacturer has changed several times over the past year), so it looks like the only way to figure out what they are is to pull an intact one and measure it with a caliper...

Bryan
Got it

Most lhbs have o-rings of standard sizes and various sizes, I'm sure if you brought it down they'd be able to find one, or at the very least tell you the measurement.

Then there's the hardware store
 
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