Adding a Schrader Style Valve to a Homebrew Keg
This was really just a matter of putting the right fittings together. Pictured: Milton (S-684-4) 1/4″ MNPT Male Tank Valve – Anderson Metals Brass Pipe Fitting, Coupling, 1/4″ x 1/4″ Female Pipe – LASCO 17-6783 1/4-Inch Female Flare by 1/4-Inch Male Pipe Thread Brass Adapter
A quick check to make sure all of this fit together
Everything tightened down with teflon tape
This assembly is a tank/Schrader style valve to a 1/4″ x 1/4″ female to female coupling to a 1/4″ NPT to 1/4″ flare fitting. All that to say, I have this threaded onto a ball lock QD here, but it could just as easily thread into an MFL pin lock QD.
Installed and pressurized. This may give you a hint as to what the the related post will be about, but… maybe not.
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The parts and pieces I used, all via Amazon:
- Milton (S-684-4) 1/4″ MNPT Male Tank Valve
- Anderson Metals Brass Pipe Fitting, Coupling, 1/4″ x 1/4″ Female Pipe
- LASCO 17-6783 1/4-Inch Female Flare by 1/4-Inch Male Pipe Thread Brass Adapter
- OneBom Ball Lock Disconnect, Gas & Liquid Corny Keg Fittings, MFL 1/4’’ Threaded with 5/16’’ Stainless Steel Barbed & Hose Clamp (Ball Lock Kit)
- Dixon Valve TTB75 PTFE Industrial Sealant Tape, -212 to 500 Degree F Temperature Range, 3.5mil Thick, 520″ Length, 3/4″ Width, White
Important: Make sure every component in your setup is rated for the amount of pressure you decide to use.
Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application. Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application. Always read and follow manufacturer directions.
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