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Old 05-05-2014, 12:38 AM   #1
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Default Gas line fitting questions - first-timer

I'm getting ready to keg a homebrew for the first time. I've had a Sankey kegerator set up a few times, and I'm now on the second bought keg in this fridge. I've got a 5lb CO2 tank with 3/16" ID-9/16" OD gas line with larger threaded connectors on either end, on each connected to the regulator and to the keg tap. I'm thinking this is pretty standard, and Google tells me it's 7/8"-14.

My corny keg pigtails came with a 5/16" ID-9'16" OD gas line. I'm wondering what the best way to connect my CO2 tank to both kegs is if I want to be able to isolate either one with a valve, and I don't want to change fittings on the existing system or on the new pigtail addition.

The obvious choice is to use a manifold like this one from Amazon, and thread different barbs onto it. I'll need a 3/16" in, and then a 3/16" out and a 5/16" out. I'm sure this has been solved lots of different ways, though, and I wanted to see what others had done.

Thanks in advance!

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Having received no input, I'll just pick up one of these at my local homebrew store tonight. It's probably the easiest way to go.

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Yep, manifold. Buy one or build your own.

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Yep, manifold. Buy one or build your own.
Ahhh, see... this is the kind of creativity I was hoping for. I hadn't considered using quick disconnects. And if I'd seen this post before lunch, I would have stopped into HD or HF for the parts. I'll browse HD later, if I want to risk losing CO2 to leaks. I know I just replaced the QD on my air compressor because it got leaky...
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