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Old 12-06-2011, 02:30 AM   #1
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Default Need help with my kegerator

I recently converted a sanyo 4912m into a kegerator. Today I noticed that the beer lines coming from my draft tower do not allow my ball lock liquid disconnect to screw into it. The ends of the connectors are large hex nuts (I think they might be for a keg coupler, but I am completely new to this and have no idea). Is there any way to change the large hex nut at the end of the beer line to a smaller one that will allow be to connect my ball lock disconnect? Do I need to take out my draft tower and change the beer lines?

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Old 12-06-2011, 02:39 AM   #2
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Yes, those are for standard sanke shanks.

You need a universal tailpiece that lets you step down to a 1/4" MFL connection.




Or if you're using barbed ball lock connectors

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Old 12-06-2011, 03:19 AM   #3
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One more question, do I need a sanke tap to use these?

Thank you

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those adapters are for converting a sanke tap to ball lock fittings on the line.. it sounds like you have the opposite problem; sanke fittings on the lines trying to connect to a ball lock tap. If that's the case, you'll probably have to just cut the fittings off the line and fit it with the ball lock fittings on the line. if you ever want to use a commercial keg after you put on the ball lock fittings, you'll need the adapters in the pics from the other post.

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if you have this kind of ball lock:
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...oducts_id=1274
you need this kind of fitting on the line:
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...ducts_id=12293

if you have this kind of ball lock:
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...oducts_id=1276
just connect it directly to the line

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Old 12-06-2011, 04:08 AM   #6
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One more question, do I need a sanke tap to use these?

Thank you
Yeah that was for a sanke connection. If you have regular beer lines on your faucets that have hex connectors on the end, cut them and either use a barbed connector on the corny keg or a barbed stem fitting.
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