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Mag pump connections

Postby boab44stout » Wed Dec 30, 2015 22:37

Hello I will be hoping to get a new pump soon and was wandering wether to use camlock or quick disconnect I use camlocks but was thinking the disconnects might give a better airtight seal as camocks can be a bit iffy. Anyone here got advice
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Re: Mag pump connections

Postby mark1964 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 06:36

i just use 15mm copper pipe and the 1/2 inch silicone pipe

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Re: Mag pump connections

Postby chastuck » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:01

I've never known a camlock to be iffy if the thread is sealed correctly and the washer is OK. Disconnects will leak after time as the seals and ball clips wear. I like the simple ruggedness of camlocks with no internal moving parts.
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Re: Mag pump connections

Postby Springer » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:43

chastuck wrote:I've never known a camlock to be iffy if the thread is sealed correctly and the washer is OK. Disconnects will leak after time as the seals and ball clips wear. I like the simple ruggedness of camlocks with no internal moving parts.


Are we talking ss camlocks here? I had some awful aluminium ones with a cam on one side :evil: Threw the whole lot away.
Wonder if the plastic ones are any good?
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Re: Mag pump connections

Postby bobsbeer » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:35

I've never had any problems with my ss camlocks. Assuming I seat them properly and engage the cam arms fully. I have noticed if you don't engage the arms equally then they can leak.
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Re: Mag pump connections

Postby boab44stout » Sun Jan 03, 2016 21:53

Hello I was talking stainless steel camlocks I use them all the time and was only wandering what would be the best option but my minds thinking Camlocks as the silicone washers can be replaced
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Re: Mag pump connections

Postby boab44stout » Sun Jan 03, 2016 21:55

Well camlocks it is then I will get them from malt miller as I'll be ordering some grain
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