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Offline BrodyR

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Disconnecting a faucet adaptor from a wort chiller?
« on: July 09, 2014, 01:45:22 PM »
A while back I screwed on one of those adaptors that allows my wort chiller to hook up to a faucet. Since I moved I no longer have any faucets that fit it - anyone have any luck removing the adaptor? That thing is on there and isn't built to fit a wrench.

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Re: Disconnecting a faucet adaptor from a wort chiller?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 02:12:58 PM »
Can you post a picture (or link to a picture) of the adapter?  I think I'm slow today and just can't get the idea of what you are having problems with.  Totally lacking imagination today.

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Re: Disconnecting a faucet adaptor from a wort chiller?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 02:20:29 PM »
I'll assume you have the faucet adapter screwed into the garden hose fitting that came with the chiller? If so, yeah those faucet adapters are small and not made for a any regular type of wrench. I've had success using a small compression plier/vice-grip to clamp onto the adapter, actually two, one for each fitting.
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Re: Disconnecting a faucet adaptor from a wort chiller?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 02:23:51 PM »
Yes photo would help.


If you are talking about the little adapter that converts the faucet thread to the garden hose thread, a good pair of channel locks or a vice-grip should allow you to get a solid hold on it to get it out. More thank likely will damage the adapter, but the connector on the chiller should be unharmed.


This is what I am referring to, but I have seen them in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
http://morebeer.com/products/brass-sink-faucet-adapter.html?site_id=5




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Re: Disconnecting a faucet adaptor from a wort chiller?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 02:51:23 PM »
Yes photo would help.


If you are talking about the little adapter that converts the faucet thread to the garden hose thread, a good pair of channel locks or a vice-grip should allow you to get a solid hold on it to get it out. More thank likely will damage the adapter, but the connector on the chiller should be unharmed.


This is what I am referring to, but I have seen them in all sorts of shapes and sizes.
http://morebeer.com/products/brass-sink-faucet-adapter.html?site_id=5


Yup, that's what it looks like - I wonder if my best move is to buy another adaptor that's meant to convert faucet worts chillers to work with a hose?



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Re: Disconnecting a faucet adaptor from a wort chiller?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 02:56:34 PM »
I would try to get it out. More connections = more places for leaks to form. Not that big of a deal on the hose end I guess.

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Re: Disconnecting a faucet adaptor from a wort chiller?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014, 03:57:14 PM »
I'd use a vise-grips or something like one to clamp on to the top of the adapter to get a good grip and then a pliers or pipe wrench to remove it.

I was really trying to convince myself there was some other adapter I hadn't seen.   ::)

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