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Old 04-19-2011, 12:41 AM   #1
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I have a 2 keg set up that uses a single body regulator with a gas manifold with 2 valves. At some point I would like to add a 3rd keg. I'm hoping not to have to lay down 40 bucks for a new 3 valve manifold and was wondering if there was a way to modify this one. I notice like most of them, my manifold has the barbed nipple on one end where the gas in goes and then 2 switched valves on the bottom and a screw cap on the top (see pic below). My question is can I remove the screw cap and add a 3rd valve?

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Just use a t to split the gas line.

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Just use a t to split the gas line.
Thanks, I thought about that but then I wouldn't be able to switch them on and off seperately. Still hoping someone knows if the cap seen in the pic can be removed and replaced with a 3rd valve?
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I don't know about that, but if you disconnect the QD flow will stop.

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I don't see why you couldn't. You can't hurt anything by turning the gas off and taking it apart. Like most of them its a hollow aluminum tube

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If you want to control them separately, you can always get an inline valve and put it in each line off the T so you can control each independently.

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Look like it is there for a guage of some sort. I would try???

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I've got a couple of those kegconnection manifolds as well. You can remove that plug and install a coupler to join another manifold or just install another check valve. All of those holes are 1/4" NPT.

http://yogensha.net/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=3579

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I have a 2 keg set up that uses a single body regulator with a gas manifold with 2 valves. At some point I would like to add a 3rd keg. I'm hoping not to have to lay down 40 bucks for a new 3 valve manifold and was wondering if there was a way to modify this one. I notice like most of them, my manifold has the barbed nipple on one end where the gas in goes and then 2 switched valves on the bottom and a screw cap on the top (see pic below). My question is can I remove the screw cap and add a 3rd valve?

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Don't know where you got that manifold, but I have something very similar from harbor freight (only a few bucks) and, using your picture as a reference, it has a connection on the right side so all you have to do is add a connector and another manifold and you now have the ability to not only hook up a third keg, but also a fourth.
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Thanks for the replies. It sounds like I should be able to add a 3rd valve. Now I just need to find the valve. Any ideas where to start? I am think of taking it to Ace and seen if they have it.

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