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Old 07-06-2009, 06:15 PM   #1
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I recently picked up a used keezer off of craigslist. The setup was old and was for commercial kegs. The beer line that he had in there was probably 1/4".

The new beer lines that i purchased are 3/16". Will I need to get a new connector for the tap? Or do I just have to work harder to get the line onto the connector.

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Old 07-06-2009, 06:17 PM   #2
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let the end of the beer line sit in very hot water for about 30 seconds, this will soften it up, and help it slide on, you will get a nice secure fit.

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Old 07-06-2009, 06:19 PM   #3
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Use hot water or a hot air gun to soften the 3/16" line to go on 1/4" barbs.

You want 3/16" unless you have a huge length of run.

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Old 07-06-2009, 06:30 PM   #4
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Thanks guys!! With that news, I hope to have everything hooked up with my first batch kegged by tomorrow night.

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I boiled 2 cups of water in a 1 qt saucepan, turned the heat down to low, and dipped the first inch of the 3/16" I.D. vinyl tubing into the hot water for 15-30 sec. It was very soft and went right over the barbs on the disconnect and the picnic tapper. Quick and easy. Now it's like it's welded on there!

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