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Old 12-10-2008, 04:25 PM   #1
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I've always used Barbs...what do you use a Flare fitting for?

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Just to keep things a little more flexible. I can buy some beer line and put a female flare fitting on it. Now i can attach the beer line to any quick disconnect. The line doesnt have to be married to just one.

This comes in handy for a lot of things, although im sure I could get by with just barbed connections. But i have a feeling i would need more quick disconnects.

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Amazing-- this sounds like just what I need. I have a mix of Ball/Pin Lock Kegs. So if I buy a set of these, am I right in assuming that I can move a gas line w/ a female flare freely among them?

Can you buy male flare parts that fit onto barb connections to make it flare-compatible?

This just saved me $150.

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Amazing-- this sounds like just what I need. I have a mix of Ball/Pin Lock Kegs. So if I buy a set of these, am I right in assuming that I can move a gas line w/ a female flare freely among them?

Can you buy male flare parts that fit onto barb connections to make it flare-compatible?

This just saved me $150.
It is possible, I think, but doubtful you will find that hardware at any HBS on-line or otherwise. I would look to places like McMaster Carr or Foxx Equipment to find such an animal if it exists.

Most likely, you'll be getting some sort of compression to MFL fitting.
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It is possible, I think, but doubtful you will find that hardware at any HBS on-line or otherwise. I would look to places like McMaster Carr or Foxx Equipment to find such an animal if it exists.

Most likely, you'll be getting some sort of compression to MFL fitting.
It looks like Morebeer might have it...

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I'm not quite sure what parts I'd need though....any help?
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You'll need one KEG600 and KEG604 to attach to each gas hose. Then that theads onto either the ball lock or pin lock MFL QDs.

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I've always used Barbs...what do you use a Flare fitting for?
In addition to what the others have stated I also have a pair of 1/4" MFL tail pieces to adapt a commercial sankey tap to make it easy to put a commercial keg in my system. Here is what I am talking about.
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Can you buy male flare parts that fit onto barb connections to make it flare-compatible?
To convert an existing barbed ball/pin lock disconnect you would need to build an adapter using a 1/4"MFL to barb adapter with a very short piece of hose going to the barb on the quick connect. Something like KEG620 or KEG630 depending on your line size.
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True, but you could easily buy all new disconnects and sell your old ones to avoild messing with a bunch of hose clamps.

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True, but you could easily buy all new disconnects and sell your old ones to avoild messing with a bunch of hose clamps.
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This just saved me $150.
I was giving the low cost alternative. Ideally he would buy all new MFL disconnects but that would be close to twice as expensive based on morebeers prices.
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