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Thread: Hot water shower quick connects, what are you guys using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sethro80 View Post
    Source for those QD's? They appear to be stainless steel.
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    I have a question for those who use their showers with a 1/4" QD. The hose that is used is usually 3/8", do the 1/4" QD affect the flow in a noticable way? Hopefully, I'm about to get the shower setup Kurt provides....wondering. 3/8" QDs are of course larger and not as common but it seems they would not affect the flow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toymaster View Post
    I have a question for those who use their showers with a 1/4" QD. The hose that is used is usually 3/8", do the 1/4" QD affect the flow in a noticable way? Hopefully, I'm about to get the shower setup Kurt provides....wondering. 3/8" QDs are of course larger and not as common but it seems they would not affect the flow.
    I've not noticed any flow issues in my personal setup or the many we've done with QD's. Maybe with extremely long lead lengths the head loss combined with QD restrictions but nothing I see as a compelling issue.
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    Bringing up an older post...is there any reason why you couldn't use air QD's?

    Also, do you guys use this for drinking water at all?

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    I used industrial T fittings they have a larger flow path in them than the standard M type QD's. These are made for air line, if it holds air it'll hold water. I don't use mine for drinking water personally.

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    Thanks for starting this thread... Getting ready to start my shower.... Just need to figure out the plumbing

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    Quote Originally Posted by caslim View Post
    Bringing up an older post...is there any reason why you couldn't use air QD's?

    Also, do you guys use this for drinking water at all?
    i first tried air lines that were advertised as brass, turns out some of the internals were steel and rusted up quite a bit, clogging the system.

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    Sorry to bump such an old thread, but it was the most relevant to my need, and I wanted to get y'alls input.

    I use these same quick connects, and I'm wondering what you guys are using as covers to keep the mud and dirt out while driving down the road?

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    What about cutting the fingers out of a latex glove and pulling them over the fitting? Or use two of the male connector ends and epoxy them closed to use as caps. Just a thought.

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