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Old    T-Bag (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-13-2007, 9:37 AM Reply   
What thread is on the Launch Pad 725 lb fat sac? Cant seem to find anything that fits at Lowes. I know its not garden hose. HELP!!!
Old    T-Bag (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-13-2007, 1:49 PM Reply   
HELP!!!!! Someone has to know what the hell these fittings are!
Old    Sam (wake1823)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-13-2007, 1:55 PM Reply   
First, what are you trying to do? Second, learn how to ask better questions.
Old    T-Bag (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-13-2007, 2:01 PM Reply   
? Sounds pretty simple to me. I am trying to connect a hose to the bag. I have gone to the hardware store and no such fitting was anywhere to be found that would match the male threaded portion of the bag. Thus I am trying to find out what the threads on a Launch Pad fat sac are... It does not have to be quick disconnect or anything fancy.
Old    scooter (spherren)      Join Date: Aug 2005       09-13-2007, 2:06 PM Reply   
water bed drain and fill fitting kit.
Old    Show (bigshow)      Join Date: Feb 2005       09-13-2007, 7:25 PM Reply   
I bought a pair of Launch Pads and returned them because I couldn't find any decent fittings. The Launch Pad guys didn't want to hear about plumbing there sacks in to a system.

I bought Fly High sacks. They have a great selection of plumbing fittings.
Old    AtTheLake (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       09-13-2007, 7:46 PM Reply   
If you want a more or less permanent connection try this. The OD of a 5/8" bilge hose will fit perfectly in the ID of a standard ballast fitting. Put a 1 1/2" hose clamp around the outside of your sac opening, gently tighten and your done. The OD of a 3/4" garden hose also works nicely. I have used these simple connections for my permeaent ballast for 4 seasons and have had 0 leaks or probs. The water bed fittings work, but I have found they come undone and can't imagaine they allow the same water flow.

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Old    Rich (rich_g)      Join Date: May 2003       09-13-2007, 7:48 PM Reply   
try a Male NPT threaded fitting from the irrigation section at Lowes or Home Depot. It has a finer thread (more thread per inch)than a male garden hose fitting. That is probably a 3/4" opening but measure first. Should be able to pick one up for about $1.50
Old    Swatguy (xstarrider)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-13-2007, 7:58 PM Reply   
Use a brabed fitting. Worked for me on my old fly high bags.

1inch should do the trick
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Old    Greg w (whitie)      Join Date: Jul 2004       09-13-2007, 9:03 PM Reply   
^^^thats what I used with a hose clamp use a little soap to get them to slide on.
Old    Swatguy (xstarrider)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-13-2007, 10:07 PM Reply   
you can also heat up the tube a little in warm water to expand it
Old    T-Bag (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       09-14-2007, 8:20 AM Reply   
Tried the waterbed fittings last night and I was only able to find one manufacturer. They are super lightweight and chincy. Can't say I would trust them with 700 lbs of water behind it. Thanks for the other ideas! I am sure one of them will work much better.
Old    DG (dgunthert)      Join Date: Mar 2007       09-14-2007, 8:48 AM Reply   
I used the same barbed fitting that Swatguy posted with a hose clamp around it. No leaks on my 1200# fly high couch.
Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       09-14-2007, 11:27 AM Reply   
Contact the guy at bulletlines.com if you want waterbed fittings. He hooked me up.
Old    B. Eriksen (scanboarder)      Join Date: Feb 2005       09-15-2007, 3:34 AM Reply   
yeah, if bulletlines has what you need then talk to Ken.. I've even bought sacs from there and i was superpleased with his service level.

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