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Hello, I'm looking for recommended fittings like these
http://koolance.com/help-quick-disconnect-shutoff-couplings

I'm asking because I don't want to sound like an idiot (too late) but I want to know what you guys are using and trusting with your rigs. Is one brand better than another?
I have bought 1/2" ID tubes for my new build.

thank you
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I use the VL3N fittings on mine and i absolutely love them, there is a drop of water that will be in the fitting when you unplug the male and female, but its so small that it won't drop out unless you shake it. Usually i always have towel underneath just to be safe though. these are the only QDC's that i've used, and i know Koolance products are pretty reliable. Just get ready to spend some cash on these as you have to buy the male and female ends.

just now saw that you'll be using 1/2" ID tubes, so you may have to get the VL4N (make sure you get the ones that have N on the part numbers, those are the new ones that "don't spill") The VL4N is for bigger tubing size, "industrial" usage
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I use the VL3N fittings on mine and i absolutely love them, there is a drop of water that will be in the fitting when you unplug the male and female, but its so small that it won't drop out unless you shake it. Usually i always have towel underneath just to be safe though. these are the only QDC's that i've used, and i know Koolance products are pretty reliable. Just get ready to spend some cash on these as you have to buy the male and female ends.

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Great, I'm glad to hear this. I am looking at buying these and just wanted to ask around first before hand and make sure before I purchase. I expect a small amount of water to drip. I am looking for some ways to make sure my new loops can be easily disconnected, cleaned, drained, and filled again. I thought these fittings would be nice.
I have purchased inline filters and now looking at adding these disconnects.
If you have any further advice for something you recommend please let me know.
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