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Old 02-26-2014, 01:46 PM   #21
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Btw Birdman Brewing: I ordered from you guys because you were offering free shipping for some reason. Some of the other companies were literally charging $30 for the tubing plus $25 for 3-5 day UPS shipping (equaling $55 for 40 feet of barrier tubing!!!)

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Old 02-26-2014, 04:20 PM   #22
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Wow, thanks for sharing the info about the John Guest fittings.

I've been wanting to replace one of my accuflex lines but I was dreading the process of using boiling water and the heat gun. Last time around was a true test of patience. This sounds much easier! Thanks again.

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Old 02-27-2014, 06:32 AM   #23
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Totally. I tried the boiling water and pliers method. For $3 it was worth avoiding the boo-shii.

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The problem is it's not a $3 dollar solution if you have existing multiple lines. If you are switching over from your current set up to the glass lined bevlex it's much cheaper to learn how do do it right. Forget the boiling water/ pliers technique, it doesn't work. Use a heat gun, soften the very end of the tube, stick a heated fillips or torx head screwdriver to open the tube, apply heat to to the fitting and just a little to the very end of the tube. Practice... so what if it takes a couple tries. cut it off and try again. Remember the key is to heat the fitting and not the tube. Once you learn, it's easy and looks perfect, and is cheaper.

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But it's not cheaper if you don't already have a heat gun, and you only have 4 kegs.

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But it's not cheaper if you don't already have a heat gun, and you only have 4 kegs.
Good point, it's a bonus to have a wife that has all the craft stuff available.
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I had crazy good luck using the boiling method today. I put 1/4 inch of the line in the boiling water, used a philips screw driver to stretch out the line just enough to get it over the barb.

After that, I put the barb and a small amount of the line in the boiling water, let it sit for 5 minutes, the line slid on the rest of the way without any issue.

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Old 03-07-2014, 04:14 AM   #28
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Good for you, but we can't all be rocket surgeons. Do you think you're better than me?
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