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Old 02-23-2011, 02:23 AM   #21
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1/4 inch hose really not sure on the shank...I just bought it at a homebrew store. Can I get a shank elbow that has a bigger radius that way itll fit on my hose better?
I think if you're using 1/4" line you'll need it to be even longer- like maybe 50 feet? for soda. My 25 feet on the line is 3/16" line. 1/4" will have less resistance and therefore need way more line.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:34 AM   #22
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If I were to guess, I would say you maybe have a 3/16 inch shank? (wow, I feel for you man...)
What type of kegging setup do you have?
I'm assuming by the questions you are asking, that you have actual taps with drilled holes through your fridge. Does your shank (actually, its called a nipple, the shank is the piece that is normally inserted through a hole in the fridge and what the faucet attaches to) detach from the (actual) shank?

The nipples may be available in different sized to accommodate your needs, though, it may be easier to go with smaller line. Maybe use 25 or so feet of 3/16 inch inside diameter line?
My 1/4 inch line fits pretty snug on my nipples (wow....) and I probably don't really need clamps to hold it, but I still use them. I can imagine you would want the same.
I would probably take a ruler, or a micrometer if you have one, and measure the diameter of the nipple before buying more line, just to make sure it's going to fit.

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I think if you're using 1/4" line you'll need it to be even longer- like maybe 50 feet? for soda. My 25 feet on the line is 3/16" line. 1/4" will have less resistance and therefore need way more line.
I probably should have mentioned it before, but yes, I would go with longer line than 25 feet for 1/4 inch. I do have 25 feet at 1/4 inch inside diameter, but it still dispenses pretty quick, and usually the first pour is quite a bit of foam. If I change it, I probably would go with at least 40 feet, maybe even the 50 feet as Yooper mentioned.
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I probably should have mentioned it before, but yes, I would go with longer line than 25 feet for 1/4 inch. I do have 25 feet at 1/4 inch inside diameter, but it still dispenses pretty quick, and usually the first pour is quite a bit of foam. If I change it, I probably would go with at least 40 feet, maybe even the 50 feet as Yooper mentioned.
I think I will get 3/16 inch line. I have a commercial rated kegerator and added a new hole to my tower and bought a new shank. Can I go to a hardware store to get the new line ? I really don't want to pay for shipping of one item.
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I think I will get 3/16 inch line. I have a commercial rated kegerator and added a new hole to my tower and bought a new shank. Can I go to a hardware store to get the new line ? I really don't want to pay for shipping of one item.
I've never seen it locally, but I know McMaster Carr has this rigid stuff that I've used for soda that works well! It was $.15 cents a foot, and the shipping was about $6 or so. I bought 50 feet of it. I can't remember which one at the moment, but I know it's posted on the forum.
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I think I will get 3/16 inch line. I have a commercial rated kegerator and added a new hole to my tower and bought a new shank. Can I go to a hardware store to get the new line ? I really don't want to pay for shipping of one item.
I personally get all of my liquid and air lines from the hardware store and never have a problem. I just clean them first with BLC and then sanitize with iodophor.
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I've never seen it locally, but I know McMaster Carr has this rigid stuff that I've used for soda that works well! It was $.15 cents a foot, and the shipping was about $6 or so. I bought 50 feet of it. I can't remember which one at the moment, but I know it's posted on the forum.
This is the stuff I got from McMaster-Carr. I wound up cutting it too small, so I need to order more:

5384K691 Moisture-Resistant Polyethylene Vacuum Tubing, 3/16" ID, 5/16" OD, 1/16" Wall, Translucent White, 50' L

It's .34/foot. Im sure there's a cheaper one on there somewhere.
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