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Old 07-17-2013, 03:01 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by milldoggy View Post
Here are the lines connected to the tower
Very nice, thanks for posting.

I see you used the push connector things on the copper, I was thinking of doing the same thing. What is the black line back to your kegs made from? I was thinking of using copper for the whole run. With what you have, does it stay cool enough?

Also, each beer line has multiple clamps. Did you make jumpers or something?

Lastly, what insulation do you have at all those junctions?

You were in the exact same boat I am in now. This is very helpful, I'll buy you a beer if you're ever in Madison.

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Old 07-17-2013, 12:06 PM   #12
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I bought a custom trunk line from Rochester fixtures. It has 4 1/4 barrier tube lines and 2 1/2" glycol lines. The glycol are just the harder plastic type. The temp of the beer matches the temp of the glycol, so it works fine. I would not run copper all the way unless it was a short run. I think the insulation is 3/4 or 1". All lines are wrapped together with aluminum tape, the stuff you use for hvac. The insulation is covered with vinyl tape(electrical tape). I have multi clmaps at the tower becuase I had to step down 1/4 to 3/16 to stainless. I have a 10 ft vertical rise and 25 linear ft, I needed 1/4 barrier tube to for 10 psi in the kegs. Run your numbers before making your line.

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