Flare/Swivel Hose Barbs

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Flare/Swivel Hose Barbs

Post by mosquat » Thu May 10, 2018 12:56 pm

Hi all,

I'm changing up my gas line for something a bit more flexible - I would like to use 1/4" flare fittings to connect to the corney and then a 1/4" hose barb to connect up to my line.

I see that the Malt Miller has some SS flare fittings but they have 3/8" barbs which might be too big for my hose..

I saw these on a US site https://www.homebrewing.org/14-Swivel-F ... p_106.html and wondered if anyone knows of somewhere that sells them in the UK please?

thanks

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Flare/Swivel Hose Barbs

Post by f00b4r » Thu May 10, 2018 5:03 pm

What hose are you intending on using and have you ordered it?

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Re: Flare/Swivel Hose Barbs

Post by f00b4r » Thu May 10, 2018 5:19 pm

Be careful not to confuse American hose with UK sizing (they measure the inner diameter and the UK the inside).

Brew UK sell fittings for 3/16 tubing as well ( https://www.brewuk.co.uk/catalogsearch/ ... =0&q=Flare ) but there are other potential options to eg 3/8 reinforced PVC tubing, its very strong but much more flexible.

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Re: Flare/Swivel Hose Barbs

Post by mosquat » Thu May 10, 2018 5:44 pm

f00b4r wrote:What hose are you intending on using and have you ordered it?
Another Jim’s member recommended some reinforced flexible hosing which I bought, cant find the thread at the mo. ID is around 5-6mm


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Re: Flare/Swivel Hose Barbs

Post by mosquat » Thu May 10, 2018 5:45 pm

f00b4r wrote:Be careful not to confuse American hose with UK sizing (they measure the inner diameter and the UK the inside).

Brew UK sell fittings for 3/16 tubing as well ( https://www.brewuk.co.uk/catalogsearch/ ... =0&q=Flare ) but there are other potential options to eg 3/8 reinforced PVC tubing, its very strong but much more flexible.
Great advice and thanks for the link


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Re: Flare/Swivel Hose Barbs

Post by f00b4r » Thu May 10, 2018 6:09 pm

No worries. That's the stuff I am swapping over to, bought some to test and hoping to swap it over this weekend.

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