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Kitchen sink to QD adapter coupling?
« on: February 05, 2014, 06:15:29 AM »
I'm assuming more than a few of you folks have set up a quick disconnect system from a kitchen sink faucet. I am plumbing a sink into the brewery and I would like to use quick disconnects for the bottle washer, garden hose, plate chiller, etc. The current set up comes from a standard garden hose thread which I was able to get fittings for with no problem. My new faucet has an outside (male) thread, the quick disconnect fitting has an outside (male) thread. I have not been able to find the male QD fitting in any other configuration. I am having a hard time finding a coupling to suit this set-up. Has anyone seen a coupling that would work for this or a have any ideas on a work around to complete the connection?

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Re: Kitchen sink to QD adapter coupling?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 06:24:56 AM »
You need a faucet thread to garden hose thread adapter. Found at any decent hardware store.

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Re: Kitchen sink to QD adapter coupling?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 06:33:54 AM »
I left out some information. The QD is a 1/2" NPT, fairly critical piece of information, sorry about that. So I would going from male kitchen sink thread to male 1/2" NPT.

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Re: Kitchen sink to QD adapter coupling?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2014, 06:40:18 AM »
Maybe they'll have that. Or you could just grab a $2 plastic garden hose quick disconnect (mine never leaked, but if it did its over the sink right? ) then save your cool qd for something else.

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Re: Kitchen sink to QD adapter coupling?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2014, 06:55:32 AM »
Heh, hadn't even thought of it that way. Probably save a few bucks setting up that way anyways. Thanks.

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Re: Kitchen sink to QD adapter coupling?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2014, 07:02:14 AM »
No problem

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Re: Kitchen sink to QD adapter coupling?
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2014, 09:43:42 AM »
I have an adapter for my dishwasher installed on my sink's faucet. Any ideas where to get a barbed QD for it? Currently I run QD's off a garden hose snaked in from outside and it works great. I can (and do!) water the grass or garden with the effluent.

The option to use the sink would nice.
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Re: Kitchen sink to QD adapter coupling?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2014, 10:11:05 AM »
I don't, but i like that idea. I want to make up some custom garden hose lengths for my sink and that would be perfect. If I find anything I'll let you know.

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Re: Kitchen sink to QD adapter coupling?
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2014, 10:19:36 AM »
I'm not sure what anyone's opinion on these are but when i first started converting over to QD's for my chiller I found these to work great. They don't have a barb style available but I have no leaks with these installed. May not be exactly what you're looking for.

http://www.dudadiesel.com/search.php?query=GHose

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Re: Kitchen sink to QD adapter coupling?
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2014, 11:06:30 AM »
Dudadiesel is an awesome site.

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Re: Kitchen sink to QD adapter coupling?
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2014, 11:28:16 AM »
I use these for all of my hose fittings and love them.

http://www.amazon.com/Orbit-Brass-Quick-Connect-58117/dp/B00004S25O/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1391624766&sr=8-16&keywords=garden+hose+disconnects

I did use thread tape and wrenched them down pretty well. I also do double check them every brewday, but way easier than threading by hand and even easier than attempting to tighten down the fittings on a hot chiller.

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Re: Kitchen sink to QD adapter coupling?
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2014, 11:37:00 AM »
That's what I currently use. Pretty awesome. One needs to be careful though and get the real ones. I've had some cheapo sets that looked the same yet corroded almost immediately.
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Re: Kitchen sink to QD adapter coupling?
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2014, 12:36:52 PM »
Mine are actually Gilmore brand. Lowes carries them. I would avoid the plastic ones like the plague. Not worth the few bucks