Connecting 10mm chiller to tap

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  1. Feb 13, 2019 at 3:48 PM #1

    Grealish

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    I made myself a chiller from 10mm copper pipe a while ago and it has worked fine until the 10mm hose I had jammed over it split. I tried using 12mm hose with a hose clip but that didn't work. Has anybody got a simple way to do this?
     
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    Hozelock connectors? You can get different adapters that hook onto a kitchen tap and have a male Hozelock end, which is what I use in conjunction with female Hozelock connectors on various lengths of hose for different purposes. I.e. if you have a hose secured OK to your chiller with a clip, stick a female Hozelock on the other end and get an adapter for the tap.

    I may have misunderstood the question...
     
  3. Feb 13, 2019 at 7:20 PM #3

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    The problem is that normal 12/15mm hose won’t seal on the 10mm pipe, even with clip and 10mm pipe won’t fit into a hozelock fitting.
     
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    Ten to 15mm compression reducder then unscrew the 15mm nut and screw on a hozelock quick connect
     
  5. Feb 13, 2019 at 7:55 PM #5

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    20190213_195036.jpg 20190213_195108.jpg A bit like this
     
  6. Feb 13, 2019 at 8:38 PM #6

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    I'm glad you asked this grealish, I had been meaning to ask but kept forgetting lol

    I had a disaster with gushing water over my newly cooled wort using my chiller a few weeks ago
     
  7. Feb 13, 2019 at 9:34 PM #7

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    Fantastic thanks, guys.
     
  8. Feb 13, 2019 at 10:54 PM #8

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    Buy one of those flexible braided hose connectors that has the right thread size for a male hoselock connector. Cut the braided hose in half, the hose inside fits perfectly over the 10mm copper pipe. Secure with clips.
     
  9. Feb 14, 2019 at 8:37 AM #9

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    Compression fittings work well as pictured above, but it's important you get good quality fittings and plenty PTFE.

    I fitted shite stainless Chinese stud compression fittings to my chiller and wish I hadn't bothered. There was nothing wrong with my lengths of hoses and butterfly clamps, they never leaked but my compression fittings do.
     

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