Hi there, I just purchased a HERMS coil from here and it has 2, 1" Male BSPP connections that come out of the kettle. I’m struggling to find 1" BSPP to 1.5" Tri-Clamp adapters for them. I did find some at one place but they were mis-advertised and were actually BSPT, so they don’t fit on well enough. I have the BSPP reducer that brings it down to a 1/2" female BSPP as there seems to be more 1/2" BSP to TC fittings out there, but would rather not have 2 fittings if I can help it.
Can anyone point me to an online retailer that I can buy something like this from? I found some stuff on AliExpress, but it says it’ll take 27 days to get it.
Thanks! So the ebay site says I can request BSPT, which is tapered. I bought some of these from BrewersHardware.com and they did not work because they were tapered; I couldn’t even get a full turn on the fitting. Did you order BSPP? BSPP should be parallel.
Yes, I think you need BSPP as the HERMS coil is a male BSPP. I’m not so sure even then it will work because without the male end being tapered, I’m not sure how it’s going to seal. Perhaps enough pipe tape will work.
Currently, we use the provided BSP reducer, and purchased a 7/8" gasket from a local home supply store to sandwich between the reducer and the outside nut on holding the herms coil in place. Seems to work good enough.