A quick coupler is a breakable union in a pipe, so that the pipe can be removed, changed, or temporarily moved. These quick couplers have an excellent cam lock action that tightens the quick coupling together with a heavy rubber gasket.
These couplings' leakproof hold is very useful throughout maple sap tubing systems, whether it is to keep roadway trails open, or to disconnect vacuum boosters and sap releasers for cleaning and maintenance. These parts are also commonly used on pumps, to make them easy to remove and drain.
The quick coupler is available in five common pipe sizes and comes in a variety of male threads, female threads, or hose barb. The parts are interchangeable, so that a combination of threaded fittings and/or hose barbs can be used to fit your unique application.
The hose barb fittings are designed for flexible hose and may not fit plastic mainline tubing or black plastic water pipe, so we recommend using the female threaded versions of the quick couplings, and threading a hose barb adapter into it.