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Old 05-12-2009, 01:53 AM   #91
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I have seen the tube being inserted into the dip tube you can get the same hose used for the ice maker/ water line at home improvement stores. it works great!
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:23 PM   #92
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You're getting foam with 10 feet of serving line? What's the inside diameter. If it's 3/16", your beer must be overcarbed.



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Old 05-12-2009, 09:25 PM   #93
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You're getting foam with 10 feet of serving line? What's the inside diameter. If it's 3/16", your beer must be overcarbed.
I agree on one of my taps as it is only a 4.5ft line and I have it at 15psi for a wit, it has it's own regulator and I have 1 of these in this kegs dip tube. The other 2 are on the same regulator and have 10ft lines at 10psi. These are all 3/16th lines.

I am going to get some new poppets as I think they could use some new ones anyways.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:52 AM   #94
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I just got some picnic taps that were pre-assembled with the disconnects and 1/4" line to set up my kegerator with, and then I started reading that 1/4" beer line is no good.

Would this make the 1/4" line usable and if not where would I look locally for 3/16? (no LHBS here)

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Old 06-03-2009, 03:08 PM   #95
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I just got some picnic taps that were pre-assembled with the disconnects and 1/4" line to set up my kegerator with, and then I started reading that 1/4" beer line is no good.

Would this make the 1/4" line usable and if not where would I look locally for 3/16? (no LHBS here)
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:34 PM   #96
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It should work, although it likely would take more of the inserts compared to a set up with 3/16" line. Another possible option is the inserts might fit in the line itself rather than in the keg. I did this for my 3/16th picnic tap sampling line, but I used the smaller sized diameter insert. I'm not sure if I have any 1/4 line so I could test it for you.

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It should work, although it likely would take more of the inserts compared to a set up with 3/16" line. Another possible option is the inserts might fit in the line itself rather than in the keg. I did this for my 3/16th picnic tap sampling line, but I used the smaller sized diameter insert. I'm not sure if I have any 1/4 line so I could test it for you.
Would the 3/16 vinyl tubing from Lowe's work?
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I'd skip the stuff from Lowes - mostly because it is not thick walled. The thinner walled stuff will actually expand a little under serving pressures and contribute to foaming issues. Well, I suspect it might be better than 1/4" of thick walled beer line, but not as good as 3/16". If you want it for a quick fix, going in with the idea that you'll eventually replace it, than it might be OK. You can always use if later as siphon hose after you buy the thick walled stuff.

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Any concerns of the materials used leaking chemicals? Maybe I worry too much.

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I've been using the Watts 3/16" beverage tubing from Lowes or HD for over a year now with no foaming issues (except when I overcarbed my California Common). I know many have negative input on this stuff, but it's worked for at least one of us.



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