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Old 11-20-2012, 05:16 PM   #11
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I would recommend changing from those worm clamps to Oetiker clamps. Worm clamps do not clamp all the way around (not a full 360 degree hold/clamp) where Oetiker clamps DO. Keg Connection has them, and the crimping tool, at a good rate ......
Sure. Now I read this. I just ordered a keg from them ( great sale ) and could have put them in with the same flat rate shipping!
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:18 PM   #12
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Sure. Now I read this. I just ordered a keg from them ( great sale ) and could have put them in with the same flat rate shipping!
If it hasn't shipped out yet, call them and add it to the order.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:43 PM   #13
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If it hasn't shipped out yet, call them and add it to the order.
Hmmm... He just posted that all the orders that were filled for the sale kegs wont be filled.
At this point I don't want to risk paying my $8 flat shipping for $2 worth of clamps.
We'll see if my keg order is going to be honored and go from there.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:00 PM   #14
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Golddiggie - Thanks for the suggestion. About a month ago I was looking into the Oetiker clamps to redo my entire system (liquid and gas) but decided against it because of cost and no real need. After washing 10 gallons of beer down the street at a cost of $100, I think you can guess which website I am currently placing an order with...

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I've tested out the tool they currently offer for the clamps (had the previous version and they wanted my feedback on the newer one). Very happy using the Oetiker clamps. It's one more thing to eliminate when you're hunting down any leaks. IME, worm clamps fail too easily to use on precious brew (homebrew or other). I don't use a keezer, so if I have a liquid side leak, it's all over the kitchen floor.

I've almost completed the change over myself. I have just a couple more connections that I need to change and I'll be done there. Two of those are at the faucet shank end, where worm clamps are holding the beer line (I've changed one of the three already).

I would plan on having at least a few 'spare' clamps on hand for either tubing size. I actually have them to cover all my tubing sizes. Including the 1/2" ID silicone tubing I use on brew day.

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