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Old 06-28-2007, 04:12 PM   #1
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In ordering all my kegging stuff I just ordered a bunch of Super flex tubing (http://www.brewersdiscount.com/item5074.ctlg) it says it "can be used as air line" in the description. Should I replace the CO2 line portion with gas specific hose?

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Old 06-28-2007, 04:26 PM   #2
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Replace? what's on your CO2 line now?

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In the description they say it's good for use as an "air line". What they mean is that it can be used for both liquid and CO2. But be advised that 1/4" ID tubing will not work well for kegerator applications. The 1/4" ID stuff is fine for gas lines (of any length) or liquid lines if your kegs are located remotely from the taps.

In a kegerator where the taps are within a few feet or so from the kegs the 3/16" ID beverage line is what you need.

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I used the 1/4" stuff for gas lines because the barbs on my secondary bank are 3/8" and I knew 3/16" couldn't stretch enough. However, you just cannot use 1/4" for your beerline or you'd need to use 20 feet of it to prevent foaming. 8 feet of 3/16" is a better option.

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Sorry, I put the wrong link. I did order the 3/16 hose. Thanks for the replies.

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