For threading to ¼” FPT connections, the Ball Valve allows home brewers to create an economical gas splitter while utilizing the Wye - 1/4" MPT x 1/4" FPT x 1/4" FPT splitter.
(2) Ball Valve ¼ ” MPT X ¼” MFL (w/Check Valve) will be required to complete the assembly.
Beyond the splitter system outlined above in the Application Tip section below, the Ball Valve can be utilized as a replacement for gas outlet barbs on Double Gauge or Secondary Regulators installed in draft systems.
To install the Wye Splitter, simply thread two Ball Valve ¼ ” MPT X ¼” MFL (w/Check Valve) into the two ¼” female openings of the Wye. Remove the gas outlet barb from the Regulator and thread the ¼” MPT end of the Wye into the opening formerly holding the gas outlet barb.
To complete the Wye splitter system, thread a gas nut and stem assembly to each ¼” MFL of the Ball Valves. Attach a length of gas tubing between a gas disconnect and each stem, clamping the components together.
Now two kegs can be fed CO2 from a single CO2 tank.
To create an airtight seal, Brew and Grow recommends wrapping the male threads of the Wye and the Check Valves with Teflon tape.