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Old 05-15-2007, 07:07 PM   #1
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I just purchased the 3 keg system from ebrew.com with a couple check valves.

How in the world do you install it? It's one of the brass varieties, threated on both ends.

Anyone?

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Old 05-15-2007, 11:20 PM   #2
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Need to see some pics.

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Old 05-15-2007, 11:53 PM   #3
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If you don't have shutoff valves, the check valves would screw into the manifold. If you have shut-offs and can do it, I'd put the cutoffs into the manifold and the check valves into the shut-offs.

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Old 05-16-2007, 04:25 PM   #4
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one side is usually a 1/4'' pipe thread, the other end should be a 1/4'' flare threading.

hopefully, you have a shut-off ball valve on your regulator, but if not, it works the same. if you have the ball valve, it has female pipe threads. the male pipe threads from the check valve go here. if you don't have a ball valve, then the male pipe threads of the check valve go directly into the regulator. your hose should have a female swivel barbed fitting that is also a flare. you will use a washer in between this fitting and the check valve.

it is difficult to describe, but once you do it, it should make sense.

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