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Old 06-09-2009, 09:04 PM   #1
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I am about ready to order the two keg setup kit at Kegconnection.com and will get the upgrade to the dual body regulator. I also wanted to get an extra keg, everyone on here seems to recommend having extras.

When I buy the extra keg, do I need the disconnects as well if it is just for conditioning? I looked at purchasing the disconnects seperate and there are no 3/16" disconnects...only 1/4" for liquid and 5/16" for gas. The beer line with the kit is 3/16". I am clearly missing something here. Can someone shed some light on this?

Also, what extras should I be purchasing with this? O-Ring sets? How long do the O-Rings usually last? I read that keg lube is a good idea as well.

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Old 06-09-2009, 09:13 PM   #2
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Are you ordering http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=20?

I assume you are upgrading that kit to include this http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=216
which does not include any hoses.

Buy a set of orings for each keg (they are dirt cheap anyways)
Buy KegLube, your orings will thank you, and your lid will be easier to seal.
http://stores.kegconnection.com/Cate...nd+O-ring+Lube

Give the guys at KegConnection a call, I am sure they would love to help you out with your order over the phone. I don't see anything on that page about "Upgrade to dual body" , so very with them about hoses and connectors.

Get at least 2 more kegs than you plan on being able to fit in your fridge/keezer (I can chill 4, and have 6 kegs)

"4 Packs of "B" Grade Kegs are on sale right now for $79.95 EXCLUSIVELY for HBT members until June 10th!. "
http://stores.kegconnection.com/Detail.bok?no=317

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I will have to call them then. There is an upgrade to dual body on the two keg kit, the link you gave was for the one keg kit. Not the first time you've given me advice Arkador, thanks! Do you have a rough estimate how often you should replace the O-Rings?

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Ok, so you are ordering 2 Keg Basic Keg Kit, Dispenses two kegs at once! (Separate Check Valves!) !

I am pretty sure The upgrade removes the 2way manifold, and replaes it with the regulator. ($50ish for a regulator, $20ish for the manifold, $30 difference) and should not require any additional hoses/connectors to serve 2 kegs.

If you want to add a monifold after all that, then you would need additional hoses and DCs

I have not had my system long enough to have to replace any yet. I replaced all of my QD post orings, and dip tube orings when i got my kegs. Not all reconditioned kegs from vendors include replacing orings in the reconditioning process.
at my LHBS I can get post orings for $.15 and dip tube orings for $.10.

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I was hoping the two way manifold would still be included, for future expansion. I will talk with them and find out for sure. I figured I would ask here those few questions first in case it gave me a little more knowledge before I call.

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I like Keg Cowboy Kegerators :: Two keg splitter rather than a 2port manifold.

I would get a manifold if I wanted to split 1 regulator to 3 or more, but for this price, the Y 2way splitter is a great way to go.

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