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Old 08-28-2011, 05:37 PM   #21
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Yeah, I'm not sure what I was thinking, I meant 3/16. Keg connection has 1/4 and 5/16.

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Old 09-23-2011, 03:16 AM   #22
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Sorry to revive this thread, but did you actually get the 3/16"POLY lines on a 1/4" barb?

It's real easy to get 3/16" thickwall vinyl on 1/4"; but this 3/16" poly bevseal is WAY stiffer.

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Old 09-23-2011, 09:08 AM   #23
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Yes. I was able to do it in shifts heating both the tubing and nipple with boiling water and using a needle nose pliers to push the nipple on. Once the nipple was on (barely) I'd submerge both in the water, then push as far onto the tail piece as I could. Rinse and repeat until complete.

A quick and much easier way to do this is with a heat gun. I borrowed my buddy's. Holding the tail piece with needle nose and *briefly* waving the gun by both the end of the tubing and the nipple. Start the nipple on the tubing and briefly wave the heat gun by the tubing to assist with the final push.

Careful with the heat gun though, the first time I used it, I pushed the tail piece right through the wall of the tubing, ripping it open.

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Old 05-25-2012, 03:35 PM   #24
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has anyone actually successfully used the poly tubing? how long did you need?

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Old 05-25-2012, 03:38 PM   #25
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Yup -- 30 ft per line

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Old 05-25-2012, 05:03 PM   #26
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30 ft wow, I was expecting to use like 6 ft since the tube diameter is 0.170"

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Old 07-17-2012, 04:45 AM   #27
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started out using boiling water.

switched to the heat gun. definitely the way to go. way easier......

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Old 07-17-2012, 11:41 AM   #28
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I have 20 feet/line on the bev seal ultra. Works for me. Getting it on those barbs was such a pain in the ass...

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