MKII magnetic pump - stainless steel head wont fit

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Muz

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I've been setting up my HERMs brewery and just got the final things I needed to complete it - two MKII magnetic pumps from Kegland. The ones with the plastic head unit.

While tightening the camlock fitting onto the pump the plastic head broke. I wasn't even screwing it on very tight. Annoyed I went to the KL website to buy the stainless steel head. However, they're out of stock for at least a month. I was planning to brew this weekend so that doesn't work. So I went to the Keg-King site. They have both the pumps and the steel heads. They look identical. So I ordered them.

They arrived today but when I've gone to install them I can't get a tight seal and they have a slight leak. Are these pumps universal? Will I get a better fit if I wait for the KL ones to come back in stock? Anyone else had this problem?

Thanks,

Brian.
 

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yes. Unfortunatley, the shipping costs were too great to make me bothered to return it.
 

Sidney Harbour-Bridge

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Where do you live Brian, I have a plastic one I took off, it was cross threaded a bit but it will work if you are careful, you are welcome to it as I don't need it, just checked it, the start of the outlet thread is not full form but I can screw a fitting onto it fine.
 
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Muz

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@zoigl Yes there are different sizes for the heads? @Sidney Harbour-Bridge I'm in Preston, Melbourne. I might take you up on that offer. I'd like to get the steel ones that fit and work eventually but having a plastic one will get me through until KL have them back in stock... assuming I don't break it again.
 

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Brian, I'm up in Diamond creek, you're welcome to call round this evening, I'll PM my mobile
 

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