Changing the BM's valve.

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Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Beerkench » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:35 pm

The tap on the BM is crap so I want to change it for a bigger one like some of you have probably already done.
Bearing in mind that I have no idea about plumbing parts, what parts do I need to fit a bigger valve?
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Dicko » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:50 pm

You will need a 3/4" to 1/2" s/steel bsp adapter and a 1/2" full flow ball valve and a barbed outlet or whatever outlet you need on your system. If you want a barbed outlet, you don't have to use what I used as you can buy a 90 deg 1/2" barbed outlet and that will save you one 90deg elbow. Mine is like that because I used what I had in my fittings box in the shed.
You won't look back after you change it.

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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby cpa4ny » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:55 pm

Looking into this as well. Love some of the valves that they sell in the US (Blichmann) - however, for that need a 3/4" BSPP x 1/2" NPT converter hex nipple, which is not so easy to find.

http://morebeer.com/products/blichmann-3-piece-ball-valve-12in-npt.html
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Dan » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:59 pm

3/4" male BSP thread to 1/2" male BSP thread reducing nipple Like this

And a 1/2" ball valve (a few variations depending on $$, flow, and ease of cleaning) Like this
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Dicko » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:59 pm

Here is an Australian supplier for the fitting that will do the job.
!/2" NPT and 1/2" BSP are compatible but only in the 1/2" size

http://www.craftbrewer.com.au/shop/details.asp?PID=4897
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby cpa4ny » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:33 am

Dan - many thanks for the links!

Dicko - ye, that's the tricky part. I can either find reducing hex nipples OR converting ones.

Dicko wrote:
1/2" NPT and 1/2" BSP are compatible but only in the 1/2" size



That makes life a lot easier - I didn't know that. Thanks!
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Batz » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:50 am

Your not a real brewer until you own a Braumeister
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby cpa4ny » Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:34 am

Hi Batz - thank you for the Ebay link.

However, this one is for BSPT thread (i.e. tapering thread), not BSPP (i.e. cylindrical thread).

Is that the nipple that you used in your set-up?
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Batz » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:31 am

cpa4ny wrote:Hi Batz - thank you for the Ebay link.

However, this one is for BSPT thread (i.e. tapering thread), not BSPP (i.e. cylindrical thread).

Is that the nipple that you used in your set-up?



Mine did not come from there, in my work I use a lot of this stuff. Perhaps best not to use tapered thread.
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby cpa4ny » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:40 am

Thank you for clarifying Batz.

Speidel also specifically highlighted that it should be BSPP (cylinder) thread.
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Beerkench » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:54 pm

Thanks for the tips here. Will have to hunt down the parts now.
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Beerkench » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:03 pm

What's the difference between NPT and BSP? I can find 3/4" to 1/2" locally but only NPT whatever that is.
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby fy0d0r » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:31 pm

In a nutshell - no difference for 1/2" and 3/4" (for unpressurized thread in BM)

There is a nice Engineering reading on the subject under the link below:
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Beerkench » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:45 pm

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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby smeller » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:50 am

I order my stainless cheap from this site, but it depends on where you live..
http://www.edelstahl24.com/en/valves/ball-valves-without-drive/3-piece-eco-female.aspx
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