Changing the BM's valve.

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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Beerkench » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:13 pm

Will you help me chaps? Trying to hunt down that adapter an came across this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bsp-Male-to-Male-Bsp-Nipple-Adapter-Bsp-Adaptors-Connecting-Nipple-Brass-Nickel-/121206576760?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=&hash=item1c38799678

It's nickel plated brass. Does that have any effect?
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Dan » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:16 pm

Beerkench wrote:Will you help me chaps? Trying to hunt down that adapter an came across this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bsp-Male-to-Male-Bsp-Nipple-Adapter-Bsp-Adaptors-Connecting-Nipple-Brass-Nickel-/121206576760?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=&hash=item1c38799678

It's nickel plated brass. Does that have any effect?


Not 100% sure mate, but I would say avoid this fitting and go for stainless. Galvanic corrosion could be an issue here.
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby cpa4ny » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:09 am

I am no material science physicist, but I would guess that SS & brass expand & contract at different rates. May lead to leak one day?

I would go with an all SS set-up.
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Batz » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:21 am

it is very easy to find stainless fittings, why would you use brass?
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby dinnerstick » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:54 am

help a dummy out: on the site that smeller lists above they don't give any (obvious) thread information.... can i assume BST?
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby cpa4ny » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:12 am

dinnerstick wrote:
can i assume BST?



I personally wouldn't assume anything before parting with my hard-earned money.

I think it's better to email these guys first to double confirm.
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Batz » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:22 am

Yes BSP will fit perfectly, that's what I have used.

Do you guys have problem buying this stuff?
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Beerkench » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:49 am

I'm in Europe and finding it hard to get the right adapter. If I buy it from outside of EU I'll end up paying customs fees, vat and postage.
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby dinnerstick » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:25 pm

cpa4ny wrote:
dinnerstick wrote:
can i assume BST?



I personally wouldn't assume anything before parting with my hard-earned money.

I think it's better to email these guys first to double confirm.


who said it's hard earned?!

no- good point, i know next to nothing about what threads are used where, so i'll investigate.
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Beerkench » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:05 pm

dinnerstick wrote:
cpa4ny wrote:
dinnerstick wrote:
can i assume BST?



I personally wouldn't assume anything before parting with my hard-earned money.

I think it's better to email these guys first to double confirm.


who said it's hard earned?!

no- good point, i know next to nothing about what threads are used where, so i'll investigate.



Found this one Dinnerstick on Ebay UK http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flowfit-BSPMale-x-BSPMale-Hydraulic-Adaptors-All-Sizes-Available-Free-Delivery-/310591246590
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby dinnerstick » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:19 am



thanks! but with this one how do i know it's stainless??
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Dicko » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:59 pm

dinnerstick wrote:


thanks! but with this one how do i know it's stainless??


There is a phone number on that site, I would give them a call.
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Beerkench » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:34 pm

I've mailed them. I'll let you know the outcome. Seems hard for us in the EU to get the right piece. The other option is the bigger BM valve but this costs 3 times as much as the ball valve.
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Beerkench » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:40 pm

I mailed them Dinnerstick and the valve is nyckel plated steel. I guess we need to keep on searching for that piece.
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RE: Changing the BM's valve.

Unread postby Dicko » Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:33 pm

In earlier days when I was building my first home brewery, I always thought it was harder to obtain all these pieces in Aus.
I was envious of people in other countries that seemed to have everything at their fingertips.
Maybe I was wrong..:/
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