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    5262D3D7-8006-4A0C-8CD0-5E232778EF44.jpeg Gents and gals ... bought a ball valve tap today on impulse while buying a kitchen tap ! As you do ...

    I want to replace tap on Peco.

    This tap has two male ends and my bazooka filter is male as you can see.

    What’s the bits I need to be able to fit altogether , and what bit would you fit to outside (tap and) ?
     
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    You need a double end female connector and a hose barb connection.
     
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    372874DF-202C-4A8B-8AD3-A75D9E8CF015.png Think this is the but for bazooka end ?
     
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    Yeah that sort of thing...I think MM and maybe Powell Brewing have nice shiny stuff too ..
     
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    Thanks matey.
     
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    The female socket will do the job, all though it'll need a washer with rubber o-ring inbetween. Plus, lots of ptfe tape around the tap thread.
     

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    Nice one , thanks S.

    Should have bought the right tap really !
     
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    Well if you wasn't distracted buying other stuff you would have...but saying that it's always worth picking something up...
     
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    Hey OP, where did you get the tap from? I'm looking to upgrade my Peco boiler tap also, but I'm not sure what size I require...

    Unless anyone knows the diameter required? Google isn't much use, and I'm too ill with the ManFlu to go out to the garage with my calipers :D
     
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    Sorry if I throw a spanner in the works, but will a Peco boiler walls have enough strength to take the weight of a metal ball tap. (esp. when boiling)
    I think this has been discussed in other threads. BTW I do use a Peco myself.
     
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    To go off the subject a bit. I bought an SS Brew Kettle over a year ago which came with such a heavy, over-engineered tap that it looked as if it was going to deform the rather thin gauge stainless steel wall of the copper. Immediately replaced it with a much lighter ball valve tap. Works great . Still left with the lump of pig iron that came with the kettle though. A thing of beauty and a joy to behold but it belongs on a tanker, not a copper.
     
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    Yeah, I think so. Check this YouTube video, jump to half way through past his taste test.

     
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    I got mine from B&Q, but here is a better suited one with female ends from Screwfix.

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/tesla-lever-ball-valve-yellow/8173r
     
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    Not yet but will do. Getting the rest of the bits from Screwfix later.
     
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    Why not use a female 90 degree elbow? Screw the ball valve into that from the outside and the bazooka on the inside. Face the bazooka the way you whirlpool more than likely in a clockwise direction, keeps it tucked out of the way.
     
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