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Re: Are Tri clamps worth the cost?
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2011, 12:19:26 PM »
Isn't the guy at St Pat's militantly anti-homebrewer? :o

Anyway I don't see any sizes of tri-clamp usable in my brewery while the camlocks do come in the appropriate sizes.

That's not been my experience, but we usually aren't discussing homebrewing.  More along the lines of boilers, columns and condensers.  It's just a parts store with a good selection of parts.
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Re: Are Tri clamps worth the cost?
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2011, 12:28:10 PM »
Isn't the guy at St Pat's militantly anti-homebrewer? :o

Anyway I don't see any sizes of tri-clamp usable in my brewery while the camlocks do come in the appropriate sizes.

http://probrewer.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=17115&highlight=pats
http://www.probrewer.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=14223

From what I read, the guy at St. Pats is militantly anit-brewer (most of their equipment is winery related). BUT -- I've never had any problems with any orders I've placed (large >$250 or small <$100), that said, I've been ordering for my start up business. From the thread above, sounds like you should know EXACTLY what you want when you place an order and I wouldn't bother calling.

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Re: Are Tri clamps worth the cost?
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2011, 01:18:29 PM »
Isn't the guy at St Pat's militantly anti-homebrewer? :o

Anyway I don't see any sizes of tri-clamp usable in my brewery while the camlocks do come in the appropriate sizes.
That should be gal.

These folks often have good prices too:  http://stores.ebay.com/KLG-Stainless-Inc?_rdc=1
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Re: Are Tri clamps worth the cost?
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2011, 07:04:13 PM »
With all the talk about the benefits of sanitary fittings, I'd like to point out that triclamps are only "sanitary" if they are welded in and not screwed in.  If you've got threads, it's not technically sanitary.  Same goes for the camlocks.

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Re: Are Tri clamps worth the cost?
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2011, 08:58:46 PM »
Aside from the sanitary aspect of tri clamps, the best things is being able to hook up stuff in crazy configurations without requiring all kinds of adapters.  Need to add a temporary thermowell, throw a Tee in there and put the thermowell through.