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Brass Fittings supplier

hey guys,

do any of you have any fitting suppliers you use? I know of swagelok and mcmaster carr -- but carr is very expensive, and for simple fittings i feel like there has to be a better source out there that I might be missing.

Specifically I'm looking for a metal tee that is 5/8x3/8x5/8 -- it's a surprisingly hard item to find. I know they exist though, because I found a supplier for LP Gas cars in Australia & New Zeland that sell them (just expensive after shipping).

Do you guys know of any place I could look to find fittings?

Thanks!
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Are you talking about NPT threads? Because 5/8" NPT does not exist as per ANSI NPT- National Pipe Thread Taper- ANSI B1.20.1. There are 5/8" barb hose fittings, is that what your looking for?
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1/2 and 3/4 nominal pipe size are readily available and All you need is the tee and the appropriate bushing and you are in business..i suppose this is for an airline..

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i'm specifically looking for a hose barb tee. My heater hose is 5/8, and i need to run a spur from the heater hose to my steam pipe running from the back of my heads. It's in effort to clean up the engine bay a bit.

This is the tee i'm looking for:

5/8x3/8x5/8 Brass/Metal Water TEE - Blue LPG Shop
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Why not use plastic?
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What does the 3/8" hose connect to? Can you switch the other end of that hose to a 5/8" barb and just use a 5/8 x 5/8 x 5/8 tee fitting? Seems a lot easier to find.
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i ended up just using a dorman plastic part -- the end that the 3/8 hose comes from is the steam pipe at the back of the heads, which i eliminated with a couple JIC barb fittings and teed into the 5/8 heater return hose (going to my header tank, just like like my steam pipe used to do).
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i just wander into my local Ace Hardware and get all the brass fittings I need from their plumbing section

like this Tee setup I added to run an oil pressure gauge as well as my factory idiot light.

http://home.comcast.net/~kc8oye/Engi...tch2_small.jpg
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try randall systems in st charles , il. ask for scottie. he's into hot-rods and such, so he will probably have what you are looking for.
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