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#1 Salsa Guy

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:42 PM

Been fighting my ebay catch can for months and I finally kick it's azz. The damn thing had a leak the problem the fittings were 5/16" and the hoses for the PCV system were 3/8" (both maybe some metric variation). The hose that came with catch can would fit both sizes but the hose off the engine was too big to fit the catch can fitting well which caused a leak (so did the drain gasket and found that leak earlier). So assuming the threads on the catch can were 1/8 pipe I went to the local hardware store to buy a 3/8" barb fitting. After try to install it at home the thing won't thread it. The catch can had some type of metric pipe threads. After searching for a 3/8" to 5/16" coupler I purchased a 1/8" pipe tap and had my way with the catch can.

It's sealed now! Some $60 later (including cost of the catch can) and couple of hours f***ing with that thing.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:55 PM

It's sealed now! Some $60 later (including cost of the catch can) and couple of hours f***ing with that thing.


Wouldn't it have likely cost you a similar price for a better made catch can that caused you less of a headache in the first place? Just curious, and congratulations on taking care of the issue!
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 07:35 PM

Congrats on winning the war! :lol:

I'd bet it would've been easier if the US finally accepted the metric system.....;)

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 09:24 PM

^^ You both are right. I'm not really sure it was the catch can's fault and the barb fitting would fit most of the cars. It wasn't the cheapest and could have made one for $20). And yes the US needs to dump this crappy measurement system for metric.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:30 AM

I totally agree with dropping this American measuring system. Ive just begun brewing my own beer and FFS the conversion between ounces and grams and liters to gallons and quarts is a total mind f#$k. Being a chem major, the numbers shouldn't be a problem, but boy are they annoying.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:56 AM

^Chemistry major? You sure beer is the only thing you're making at home... ;)

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:21 PM

Also, mass ounces, or fluid ounces? :P

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:33 PM

I totally agree with dropping this American measuring system. Ive just begun brewing my own beer and FFS the conversion between ounces and grams and liters to gallons and quarts is a total mind f#$k. Being a chem major, the numbers shouldn't be a problem, but boy are they annoying.

sorry for the thread jack, but.......what kind ya brewing? Whats your setup?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:21 PM

im just brewing some mr home brew i think. some basic 2 gal. barrel looking fermenter. First one was a western pale ale that was a bust, and now I just bottled my ipa. I shall see in a week or two how it turned out.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:17 PM

don't add too much sugar before bottling....they turn into bottle bombs!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:19 PM

This thread has long been jacked. Instead of "Catchl" in title it should be "Beer"
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 11:34 PM

^ :lol: Makes me wanna beer real bad! :drinks:

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 02:57 PM

To bring it back on topic you could have maybe used a 1/8 BSPT tap instead. Surprisingly it is only one Thread per inch off from NPT It's not really a metric thread, haters.
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:17 PM

f****** buzzkill.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:09 PM

It's too late for the different tap and to save this thread!
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:00 AM

*Old skool trick: you could cut a small piece of the 5/16, fit it on the original barb, continued fitting hoses over top one another until reaching the desired size, and used a clamp to hold it all together saving yourself several dollars to go make beer with..standard to metric conversion is so much easier while under the influence!